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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Alnwick within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Alnwick, par., township, and market town, N. Northumb., on river Aln, 38½ miles N. by W. of Newcastle-on-Tyne and 310 miles N. of London by rail -- par., 16,986 ac., pop. 7447; township, 16,749 ac. (70 water), pop. 7440; town, pop. 6693; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. It is a town of great antiquity, was the scene of numerous conflicts in the Scottish wars, and underwent sieges by the Scots in 1093,1135,1174,1328, and 1448. Beside the town is Alnwick Castle, the historic residence of the Dukes of Northumberland, and one of the finest examples of a feudal fortress in the kingdom. Its walls enclose 5 ac., and the grounds extend 5 miles in length.