Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Alnwick (pronounced Annick), the county town of Northumberland, on the river Alne, from which comes its name. The old walls of the town can still be traced, and one of the four gates built by Hotspur forms the chief entrance. Large sums have been spent by the Dukes of Northumberland in repairing and enlarging the castle. The town has a station on the North - Eastern Railway, a town hall, corn exchange, and all the other appurtenances of a centre of county business.