Road Trip 5 Alnwick
The Medieval Bondgate Tower as you come into Alnwick- pronounced An-nic
The Bondgate (also called Hotspur Tower in Wiki) from the town side.
The sun was setting when we explored the town
So some of the pics are framed more to get out of the sun, rather than how I wanted to take them.
I hope you will enjoy seeing a little of this town.
The name comes from the River Aln. A wick is a Viking settlement site.
So this is a settlement by the River Aln.
Most people had gone home and the shops were shut.
I never did get to the craft shops as they didn’t open until 10.30am.
Ah well it probably saved a fortune. 🙂
This is Pottergate Tower. It is on the site of the Medieval tower but dates from the C18th.
Tower door under the arch.
Single lane traffic only. But according to what I read, Alnwick was never fully walled. Pretty amazing when you think of all the battles between the English and Scots in the area.
Perhaps the people took shelter within the castle walls.
Bronze statue of Sir Henry (Hotspur) Percy son of the 1st Duke of Northumberland (1364-1403)
Alnwick Castle where he was born. I thought you might like to see the statues at the top of the castellation.
The town flows around the castle wall. The river is on the other side.
I will take you to the castle when it is open.
Sadly the museum was closed.
We now walk back to our hotel.
Via the market place. Isn’t the seat amazing!
The sun finally sets.
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