Pottergate Tower

Tower Alnwick Northumberland

Pottergate Tower

Tower In Alnwick, Northumberland

Originally part of the town's medieval defences, this tower is now a luxury holiday cottage.

The town of Alnwick is an absolute treasure trove of things to find, including the majestic Alnwick Castle, the Alnwick Gardens or even stroll up to the RRH Brizlee Wood Golf Ball on the hill.

However there are lots more hidden gems within the town centre there if you know where to look.

At the top of Pottergate lies the aptly named Pottergate Tower. Along with the Bondgate Tower, it would have formed part of the town's medieval defences.

It was rebuilt in 1768 to a Gothick style by Mr Henry Bell and used to be adorned with a crown spire which was removed in 1812.

A stone plaque bears the inscription:

“This tower was rebuilt at the expence of the Borough of Alnwick and the new foundation laid April 28 AD 1768 by John Grey senior, William Hindmarsh, Robert Richardson, Edward Bell, Chamberlains”.

Nowadays the tower is a luxury holiday home, so you can kip over in a wonderful piece of history.

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Plenty of parking around Alnwick, including the Morrisons car park. Some areas are disc parking.

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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