Alnwick named as UK's 9th most beautiful location in new research

Alnwick has been ranked as one of the most beautiful locations in the UK.

Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 3:26 pm

It is ninth in a list of the UK’s most beautiful towns and villages, as ranked by Daffodil Hotel.

Factors taken into consideration included the number of attractions, beauty spots, green spaces, heritage and Instagrammability (number of hashtags).

Mayor of Alnwick, Lynda Wearn, said: “I'm really not surprised that Alnwick has made the top 10.

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Alnwick, Keswick and Whitby have been ranked among the UK's most beautiful towns.

"If anything I'm a little disappointed that we aren't even higher in the ranking because some places have hills and mountains, some have coastlines and some have heritage.

"In Alnwick we have them all.

"We sometimes forget in these difficult times how lucky we are to live in such a wonderful place.”

Bamburgh comes in 55th.

Alnwick has been ranked 9th in a list of the UK's most beautiful towns, compiled by Daffodil Hotels.

The top 10: 1. Keswick; 2 Whitby; 3 Ambleside; 4 Beddgelert; 5 Salcombe; 6 Oban; 7 Bakewell; 8 Cirencester; 9 Alnwick; 10 Portmeirion.

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