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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

  • Outdoor Theatre: Sense and Sensibility

    Tue 29 Jul 2014

    Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer for an evening of Regency wonderment, as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the excitingly decadent world of 18th century society.

  • Soldiers of the Roses

    Tue 29 & Wed 30 Jul 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.

  • 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.

Prices and opening times

directions

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

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