Alnwick & the Great War History Trail 

Despite the passing of 100 years the loss of millions during the First World War of 1914–1919, often simply referred to as the Great War, still haunts the imagination.  In tightly-knit communities, where ‘pals’ and brothers rushed to join the colours, losses could be devastating.


A History Trail has been designed by the Alnwick District WW1 Centenary Commemoration Group to show how that apparently distant war reached into the very heart of rural Northumberland and affected the lives of the people of Alnwick.


This free leaflet is available at the Tourist Information Office, Bailiffgate Museum, newsagents and other shops, cafes and public houses around the town.


It can also be downloaded here 


For more information, contact the Group at