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Forster, Australia
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Is there a train station in Alnwick or where is the nearest station?

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Bingley, United...
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1. Re: Trains

Alnmouth is the nearest station, take either a taxi or local bus to Alnwick.

London
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The nearest railway station is Alnmouth. Local trains operate between Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed, and a handful of Virgin Trains East Coast trains on the London King's Cross - Edinburgh route also call there.

Edited: 09 December 2017, 10:25
Southampton
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The train station in Alnwick is a bookshop called Barter Books. It's sort of famous. You should definitely visit. It doesn't have any trains other than model ones.

The nearest functional train station is Alnmouth. It's on the main line from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. However, not all services stop there. You may neednto change on to a smaller local train (probably at Newcastle if traveling from London).

To get from Alnmouth to Alnwick you need a bus or taxi. I don't know if there is any car hire available. If you want to drive, the best solution would probably to hire a car in Newcastle.

Forster, Australia
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Many thanks!

Stirling, United...
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5. Re: Trains

Alnwick Lionheart station but the line to Alnmouth is still being rebuilt so no connection with the National Rail system yet.

http://www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk/

Amsterdam, The...
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6. Re: Trains

For future reference Googlw maps can more easily answer these questions. Will also give public transport options from the station.

http://tinyurl.com/y9wx7nr5

Alnwick, United...
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A couple of good Taxi firms in alnwick are Yellow Taxi (yes it’s a yellow cab! )Also Sovereign there’s several more , but these are the 2 I’ve used . I wouldn’t rely on the arriva bus time to connect you from a train .

Perth, United...
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I wouldn’t rely on Google maps for up to date transport info.

Alnwick, United...
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9. Re: Trains

No I agree , local knowledge can help !

Perth, United...
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10. Re: Trains

There was a nice bit on the Julie Walters railway programme recently featuring the Alnwick bookshop.

channel4.com/programmes/coastal-railways-wit…

The link above for those that can get it

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