It was my first time in Alnmouth.
Archbishop Theodore held a synod there in 684 (in the presence of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria no less). The synod deposed poor old Bishop Tunberht of Hexham. They then elected St Cuthbert as Bishop of Lindisfarne.
In 1779, during the War of Independence, the Americans tried to invade Alnmouth, firing a cannonball at the church. But it missed, bounced in a field and landed on a farm roof.
And another thing … the crime writer Val McDermid lives in the village.