It is a market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it was the customary province town.
The town dates to about AD 600, and flourished as a horticultural focus.
Alnwick Castle was the home of the most intense medieval northern baronial family, the Earls of Northumberland.
It was an organizing post on the Great North Road amongst Edinburgh and London, and hitherto has turned into a residence town.
The town focus has changed nearly nothing, yet the town has seen some development, with a few lodging domains covering what had been field, and new manufacturing plant and exchanging home advancements along the streets toward the south.