Alnwick


Alnwick Castle and LionAlnwick is a historic market town in Northumberland, located on the banks of the River Aln, 32 miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed 34 miles north of Newcastle. The town was an important staging post on the old Great North Road between Edinburgh and London. Alnwick Castle, the home the Earls of Northumberland, remains well preserved despite a number of sieges during conflicts with the Scottish, with battles fought in Alnwick in 1093 and 1174. The town is also the location of the Alnwick Garden.

The history of Alnwick is the history of the castle and its lords, starting with Gilbert Tyson, written variously as "Tison", "Tisson", and "De Tesson", one of William the Conqueror's standard bearers, upon whom this northern estate was bestowed. It was held by the De Vesci family (now spelt "Vasey" – a name found all over south-east Northumberland) for over 200 years, and then passed into the hands of the house of Percy in 1309.

At various points in the town are memorials of the constant wars between Percys and Scots, in which so many Percys spent the greater part of their lives. A cross near Broomhouse Hill across the river from the castle marks the spot where Malcolm III of Scotland was killed during the first Battle of Alnwick (1093). At the side of the broad shady road called Ratten Row, leading from the West Lodge to Bailiffgate, a stone tablet marks the spot where William the Lion of Scotland was captured during the second Battle of Alnwick (1174) by a party of about 400 mounted knights, led by Ranulf de Glanvill.

Hulne Priory, outside the town walls in Hulne Park, the Duke of Northumberland's walled estate, was a monastery founded in the 13th century by the Carmelites; it is said that the site was chosen for some slight resemblance to Mount Carmel where the order originated. Substantial ruins remain.

In 1314, Sir John Felton was governor of Alnwick.

In winter 1424, much of the town was burnt by a Scottish raiding party. Again in 1448 the town was burnt by a Scottish army led by William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas and George Douglas, 4th Earl of Angus.

Thomas Malory mentions Alnwick as a possible location for Lancelot's castle Joyous Garde.

The Alnwick by-pass takes the A1 London – Edinburgh trunk road around the town. It was started in 1968.

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Alnwick Castle
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