Nine Year Aud Hole

Cave Alnwick Northumberland

Nine Year Aud Hole

Cave In Alnwick, Northumberland

A cave in Hulne Park guarded by a statue of a hermit.

We visited the lovely Hulne Park a few years ago and it wasn't until we researched it for the Fabulous North that we found a few little bits that we had missed.

One of them was a cave near the Brizlee Tower called Nine Year Aud Holeso on our latest visit we had to go and find it.

 Although it's right next to the track, it can easily be missed if you visit the tower and then just head straight back down the way you came. Just keep following the yellow route around the loop and you'll easily find the cave.

It's a natural cave formed by slipping of sandstone on the cliff face and is guarded by a life size hermit or white friar. This statue was probably placed here when Capability Brown added similar statues to the ruins of Hulne Friary as part of the 'improvements' around 1777.

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Where Is Nine Year Aud Hole

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55.424766, -1.753635
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There are information boards and clear paths around the park and take the yellow route for the Brizlee Tower. After you pass the tower keep following the route around in a loop and the cave is at the site of the track. Approx 2.5km from the entrance.

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55.416896, -1.715674

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There is parking on the side of the road just as you approach the Hulne Park entrance on Ratten Row.

Simon Hawkins

Place 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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