Discover Europe’s largest second-hand bookstore.
Barter Books in Alnwick – housed in the town’s magnificent old Victorian railway station – is Europe’s largest second-hand bookstore and home to the famous ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster.
Named by the New Statesmen magazine as ‘The British Library of second-hand bookshops’, bookworms of all ages can spend hours rifling through its packed bookshelves while a train circles the model railway tracks overhead.
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The Hog's Head Inn
Our contemporary inn close to Alnwick Castle, which is named after the tavern in the Harry Potter books and films.find out more
The Amble Inn
Welcoming a new inn in the popular seaside town of Amble, at the gateway to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.find out more
The Bamburgh Castle Inn
Overlooking the harbour in the seaside village of Seahouses with spectacular sea views towards the Farne Islands and Bamburgh Castle.find out more
The Lindisfarne Inn
The nearest mainland inn to the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne, this friendly inn is close to the Scottish border.find out more
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