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River Aln


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    The River Aln runs through the Alnwick district of the County of Northumberland in England, discharging into the North Sea on the east coast of England. The river gives its name to the town of Alnwick and to the village of Alnmouth, and its source, Alnham in the Cheviot hills. The Aln is a relatively small river but has been important through history as one of the boundaries along which English and Scottish troops marching to war had to cross; for that reason, it was at times heavily defended. For example, the river flows past Alnwick Castle which was built for this purpose. Adtwifyrdi is the name used by the Venerable Bede to describe the meeting of river and tributary at the mouth of the River Aln, at Alnmouth, Northumberland
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/67611923@N00/2191245622/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 7 years, 6 months ago
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