Alnwick is renowned for its majestic castle, which is home to the Duke of Northumberland (and film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Academy!) and offers a wide array of restaurants, tea rooms, shops and pubs all a gentle stroll away. For indoor entertainment there is a playhouse / cinema and modern leisure complex with a swimming pool close by. Alnwick Garden is an interesting visitor attraction with its Grand Cascade Waterfall and restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe. The wild heather-capped expanses of the Cheviot Hills are only a short drive west and the sweeping sandy beaches this Heritage coastline is renowned for are only 5 miles to the east. This is an ideal choice for those wishing to combine convenient access to a wide range of town facilities while still being able to enjoy the outdoor experience of the wild and lonely moors and hills across the Northumberland National Park close by coupled with easy access to the magnificent stretch of golden, sandy seashore this region is proud to have designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.