Acklington village is a hidden gem surrounded by picturesque Northumberland countryside and just ten minutes’ drive from the market town of Amble with local services, shops, and schools. Also close by is the stunning village of Warkworth with its Norman castle, bijoux boutiques and great eateries, pubs, and cafes.
The village is a previous winner of Northumberland Village of the Year – and its clear to see why with the quaint parish church, train station and adjoining Railway Inn.
Historically Acklington is a village of reinvention and transformation. With Neolithic ring carvings, Bronze Age Human bones, Iron age settlement and a relic of a major Roman road, the area is filled with history and artefacts dating back thousands of years. An RAF station was operational through both World Wars and the officers’ accommodation still exists, referred to locally as ‘The Married Quarters.’
Outdoor lovers are spoiled for choice, surrounding the village there is a range of walking, cycling, and running routes and of course plenty of nearby beaches perfect for coastal walks and watersports.
Traditionally agriculture and farming have been the mainstays of the economy but today Acklington is a village of enterprise: from the multi-million-pound turnover generated at Acklington Auction Mart, to smaller specialist businesses like Morwick Dairy Ice Cream, and the family run brewery, Rigg & Furrow.