A historic schoolhouse is being transformed into a luxury hotel that will open this summer.

The Duchess High School, a Georgian former schoolhouse, will be adjoined with a five-story modern building to birth Northumberland's latest luxury destination in Alnwick called The Bailiffgate Hotel.

The building's age has caused a number of delays, but set to open in summer 2024, the hotel will provide multiple accommodation types with 48 bedrooms, suites, and apartments on offer.

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The Bailiffgate Hotel will also feature a bar, restaurant and a private dining room.

The general manager, Bernard Bloodworth, a former pupil of Duchess High School, said: "While the delays to the hotel have been frustrating, we are absolutely determined to get this right.

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"Bailiffgate House holds a lot of memories for the people of Alnwick, and we want to make sure that everything from the décor and architecture to the menus and service exceeds expectations."