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The town of Alnwick and Alnwick Castle (August 2004)

Alnwick is a market town in Northumberland, England. It is the traditional county town of Northumberland. The population in 2011 was 8,116. [1] The town is on the south side of the River Aln.

The town started around AD 600. The town was important in the middle ages. The first reason is that Alnwick Castle was the home of the Percy Family, who were the Earls of Northumberland. The Percys were the most powerful family in Northern England during the middle ages. The second reason was that the town was on Great North Road that went between between Edinburgh and London.

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  1. "Parish population 2011". Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.