We are the blue door.
We can walk almost directly to the market square through a series of alleys and paths.
The town is very picturesque with an arch at either end of the Market square.
We visited Alnwick Castle. It is a private home that has been lived in by members of the Percy family for 702 year! The castle's state rooms were open for viewing. They were amazing; incredible woodwork, silk wall paper, paintings, china, artifacts. Such wealth! Unfortunately photos were not permitted.
Some scenes from the Harry Potter movies were shot at the castle. There was a broom flying training session for little witches and wizards going on while we were there.
This is a picture of the keep.
A view of the castle from the outside the main wall as we were walking to Alnwick Garden.
Near the castle is Alnwick Gardens. They have a giant treehouse where we had our lunch.
The treehouse has a series of suspended bridges and boardwalks that made a loop path. We could not resist doing it once. David said it was like walking on the deck of the Caribou on a rough crossing.
The centre point of the gardens is a large water feature called the Grand Cascade.
One interesting area of Alnwick Garden is a section called the Poison Garden. It is in a special fenced and locked area that contains various poison plants. We did a tour. It was quite interesting. I think that I might get rid of our monkshood.
Tomorrow we plan to visit the ruins of a castle on the coast and then make our way to the Lake District.
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