Alnwick Cemetery

A beautiful cemetery opened in 1856

Alnwick Cemetery

About the cemetery

Alnwick Cemetery was opened in 1856, for the people of Alnwick and Denwick to lay to rest their loved ones. The tree planting was on a grand scale, and the mature trees we see today lend an air of grace, dignity and serenity to the Cemetery, which is very much appreciated by those who wish to be buried here and by those who visit the Cemetery.

The cemetery is owned and managed by Alnwick Town Council and supported by the residents of Alnwick. You can visit the cemetery 7 days a week, between 8am and dusk. Click the link below to access the Cemetery Guidelines;

Alnwick Cemetery

Purchasing plots

You can purchase family or individual plots in both the old and new parts of the Cemetery, as well as plots for ashes in the north east corner.

Plots can also be purchased in the Natural Burial area. Cemetery fees can be found on the link below;

Alnwick Cemetery

Chapel of Rest

The Chapel of Rest is available for Burial or Memorial Services by the families of the deceased of all religious faiths and none. There is a charge for use of the Chapel.


Alnwick Cemetery

Further information

Natural burials

We are now offering natural burials in a small area at the top of the main avenue and there is enough space for around 40 burials.

In a natural burial there is no headstone and each grave is marked with a stone (provided by Alnwick Cemetery).  A small tree or shrub will be planted in an area against the boundary wall of the burial area. The body is not embalmed and coffins should be made of bio-degradable materials to afford as natural a return to the earth as possible.

Friends of Alnwick Cemetery

You can help us maintain this important community asset by becoming a Friend of Alnwick Cemetery.  We are also developing a new burial area to the west of the existing cemetery to use when the current burial areas become full. You can also help us here by planting trees, shrubs and hedging.

We have regular workdays to keep the cemetery tidy, undertake new planting and make it a more wildlife-friendly space.

To find out more, contact us using the link below;

Cemetery Records

The Lodge Office contains comprehensive records of the people buried in Alnwick Cemetery.  You can request a search of the register (by post), or can arrange to search in person. Please note that because of the delicate condition of some of the records, an unaccompanied search of the registers is not permitted.

Alnwick Cemetery

Where to find us

Alnwick Cemetery

Funeral Directors in Alnwick

Name Address Telephone
William Purves Funeral Directors incorporating Alistair Turner Garden Lodge, Greenwell Road, Alnwick, NE66 1HB 01665 510 699
Co-operative Funeral Care Memorial House, Fenkle Street, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1HR 01665 602 328