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.

Don't Miss

  • The view of Warkworth and the coast from inside
  • Our free audio tour about this impressive fortress
  • The Lion badge of the Percy family


Events At Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

  • Medieval Weekend

    Fri 1 - Sun 3 May 2015

    Medieval life is recreated in all its glory at Warkworth Castle. See live demonstrations, watch thrilling arena shows of fighting techniques and kids can take part in their very own battle.

Prices and opening times


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


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