If you go
WHERE TO STAY Eshott Hall Eshott, Morpeth 011-44-1670-787-454
www.eshotthall.co.uk Manor-house-turned-boutiquehotel 13 miles from Alnwick. Eleven “Downton Abbey”-worthy rooms from $180.
The White Swan Hotel Bondgate Within, Alnwick 011-44-8446-932-966 www.classiclodges.co.uk/ The_White_Swan_Hotel_Alnwick Eighteenth-century lodging a threeminute walk from the castle. It has 56 rooms and a restaurant fitted out with mirrors, paneling and stained glass from the RMS Olympic, Titanic’s sister ship. Rooms from $135. WHERE TO EAT The Treehouse Restaurant Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick 011-44-1665-511-852
bit.ly/1scUatg Sixty feet up in a stand of mature trees, you half expect to run into the elf queen Galadriel. The food is more down to earth: guinea fowl, poached salmon, local meat and fish. From $25.
Dishy Fishy Chip Shop Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick 011-44-1665-511-350 www.alnwickgarden.com/eat-shop/dishy-fishy-chip-shop
First-rate fish and chips from $6. WHAT TO DO Alnwick Gardens Denwick Lane, Alnwick 011-44-1665-511-350
www.alnwickgarden.com Open late March to Nov. 1, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Summer admission to the gardens about $18.75; gardens plus castle about $39.
Alnwick Castle Alnwick 011-44-1665-511-100
www.alnwickcastle.com Magnificent state rooms, museumquality paintings and furniture, bizarre taxidermy. Open late March to Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-4.30 p.m. Castle admission about $23.