Situated only a few minutes walk from the centre of this thriving, compact market town, Baileygate House provides a good base to explore from. The house is located in one of the most attractive streets in Alnwick, Bailiffgate, which originates from the old outer bailey or street linked to the Castle and formerly known as Baileygate, hence the name of the house today.
Bailiffgate leads on to Ratten Row which is the avenue leading up to the Duke’s Hulne Park. This landscaped expanse of over 3000 acres is open for extensive walking and exploration and is a must-see in Alnwick. The park is open most days of the year during daylight hours.
The aerial shot, pictured left, shows very clearly how easy it is to find Baileygate House. It is located on the south side of Bailiffgate, approximately 100 metres west of the castle gates. It’s also only five minutes walk to the shops of central Alnwick.
From the south, take the first A1 exit sign to Alnwick, past Sainsbury’s and on to the town through the old arch at Bondgate. Carry on through the town keeping to the left where the road forks and then turn right onto Fenkle Street. At the end, take a left onto Narrowgate and soon after another left onto Bailiffgate (you’ll see the Castle entrance on your right at the turn). Baileygate House is no 19 on the left after the last tree.
From the north, off the A1, take the right turn exit marked Eglingham B6347 (after seeing and passing Doxford signs). Once turned, immediately turn left onto the B6341 to Alnwick and head south for 3 miles to the roundabout. Take the second exit down the hill where you’ll see a good view of the Castle, across the Lion Bridge and up the Peth. Turn right into Bailiffgate and Baileygate House is no 19 on the left after the last tree.
To Alnmouth station. Alnwick is 3 miles east, bus or taxi connection.
The closest airport is Newcastle International Airport approximately 40 minutes by car.