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Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

If you are planning a fun family day out in Northumberland then look no further than Warkworth Castle with its magnificent cross-shaped keep crowning a hilltop above the River Coquet.

Once home to the powerful Percy family who now reside in Alnwick Castle, Warkworth was and remains one of the largest and most impressive fortresses in North East England. It was once home to 'Harry Hotspur', hero of many Border ballads and the bane of Scots raiders.

Take a free audio tour through the extensive remains of a great hall, fine gatehouse and the circuit of towered walls. Be king or queen for the day in this great Northumbrian stronghold.

Read more about the life of children in medieval castles in this exclusive preview from our Members' magazine.

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Events At Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

  • Soldiers of the Roses

    Tue 05 & Wed 06 Aug 2014

    This summer, we’re taking visitors on a journey back to 1464, the 550th anniversary of when the title of Earl of Northumberland, along with ownership of Warkworth Castle, was stripped from the Percy family.

  • Medieval Courtly Combat

    Mon 11 - Wed 13 Aug 2014

    Thrill to the clash of steel as knights perform a medieval tournament. Enjoy this living history spectacular and marvel at the weapons and martial skills on display.

  • Outdoor Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing

    Thu 14 Aug 2014

    Bring your family and friends and enjoy a night of outdoor theatre at its best.

Prices and opening times


Castle Terrace, Warkworth, Northumberland - NE65 0UJ (Directions)


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