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Barter Books

Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Great place to spent the day...looking for old favourites or adding to your collection without the... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Elaine S
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Don't know where to start!

Visited here on a recommendation, Oh my gosh our mind was blown! There are sooooooooo many... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Sarah C
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
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One of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain and the home of the famous Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Barter Books has become one of the largest tourist attractions in the North East of Englnd.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old railway” (128 reviews)
“book lovers” (101 reviews)
“second hand” (72 reviews)
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Alnwick Station Wagonway Road, Alnwick NE66 2NP, England
+44 1665 604888
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great place to spent the day...looking for old favourites or adding to your collection without the price of a new hardback. Many gems to be found and a broad selection...wishing i had now kept my childhood books for recycling!! Can spend time browsing followed by...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a recommendation, Oh my gosh our mind was blown! There are sooooooooo many books we didn't know where to start! Will be visiting again!

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing, quirky bookshop, loved the open fires especially on a cold day when we went. Comfy armchairs, and a cafe, loved the model train when you enter the shop. This place is magical for me who is an avid reader, Me and my hubby bought...More

Thank Jan5959
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

As the castle was closed we were looking for alternative things to do! This is a place that just has the wow factor and makes me pleased the castle was closed as otherwise I would never have found it. A whole railway station converted to...More

Thank lindieloo1108
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This converted station oozes history and charm. As you enter there's an overhead model train set that follows a track around the room. My partner and I went in autumn so a fireplace was lit to encourage you to snuggle in a seat and read....More

Thank Larissa G
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. I lost a couple of hours in a place where time stops. Books and more books on every subject and a real delight to find. The children's section is brilliant and great to see the little ones are not forgotten about!

Thank jcab26
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Very unique and quirky building selling all manner of books, vinyl, cds and gift items. We loved wandering around looking at the old books, some dating back hundreds of years. Definitely worth popping in if you're visiting Alnwick.

Thank Sophie0808
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for something a bit special look no further. Old World charm in abundance. Superb place to visit with loads of places to sit relax & soak up the atmosphere. Oh & you can even buy a book or two whilst you're there.

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We visit Barter Books every time we are in the area. Parking can be problematic but worth it, the number and range of books is staggering. We didn't eat in the cafe this time - but as usual it looked busy and it is worth...More

Thank fatbloke_2000_uk
Reviewed 24 February 2017

All the wonderful reviews of this gem of a place are true , really well worth a visit . Cosy atmosphere and the staff are friendly and welcoming.

Thank Joy A
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linda w
2 August 2016|
Response from BoytonBoyAbroad |
Yes, I am certain there were two disabled bays right up by the entrance
linda w
2 August 2016|
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Response from magsbr | Reviewed this property |
Think there was, may be limited though. We parked in the street at the side - mother has a walker & managed fine.
14 July 2016|
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Response from Rika G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take dogs to Barter Books!!!