Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse

Religious Place Alnwick Northumberland

Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse

Religious Place In Alnwick, Northumberland

The remaining gatehouse from Alnwick Abbey, built in the 12th century.

Set in the grounds of Hulne Park is the Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse, all that now remains of the abbey.

Having become lord of the barony of Alnwick through marriage, Eustace fitz John founded the abbey in the 12th century for Premonstratensian monks with the gatehouse being added 200 years later.

The abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1535, but was refounded just a year later. However its rejuvenated status was short lived as it was permanently dissolved in 1539.

A number of lords of Alnwick are also buried here at the abbey.

Nearby Brainshaugh Priory became a Premonstratensian cell of Alnwick Abbey after it was abandoned due to the Black Death.

Although you can wander around Hulne Park, the paths leading to the abbey are now marked as private, so you can no longer get right up to it. However you can get a good view by peaking over the wall on Canongate (which is where these photos are taken from).

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Head east on Ratten Row away from Hulne Park and turn left at the junction onto Canongate. Follow the road and look out for the gatehouse on your left just after you cross the bridge.

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Park on Ratten Row towards the entrance of Hulne Park

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Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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