History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
This edifice fell into the sea as Church Hill gradually eroded by wind and water over the centuries. During the 18th century, the village suffered a naval attack by Americans under John Paul Jones.
In 1789 Rev J. Brand found a 9th-century cross shaft in the ruins of the old church. This cross shaft is beautifully carved and is the only Anglo-Saxon cross in England known to bear an Irish name.
Today the village is a popular destination for holidaymakers, due to its lovely coastal location, wide sandy beach, golf course, and proximity to Alnwick and the Northumberland coastal attractions.
Address: Alnmouth, Northumberland, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: NU 2543 1185
Photo Credit: David Hawgood, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Alnwick Castle - 3.8 miles (Castle)
Warkworth Castle - 3.8 miles (Castle)
Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick - 4 miles (Museum)
Alnwick, St Michael's Church - 4 miles (Historic Church)
Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse - 4.5 miles (Abbey)
Alnwick Garden - 5.1 miles (Garden)
Dunstanburgh Castle - 5.6 miles (Castle)
Hulne Priory - 5.6 miles (Abbey)
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