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.
Medieval Castle Life
Sun 26 & Mon 27 May 2013 (bank holiday)
Join the 15th Century folk of the York City Levy as they take up residence within the castle walls. There will be demonstrations of various medieval past times and crafts depicting the variety of medieval jobs and positions in a castle.
The Unfolding Sky - Turner in the North
Sat 15 Jun 2013
The Unfolding Sky: Turner in the North is a vibrant re-imagining of the extraordinary depictions of the Northumberland countryside, captured on canvas by the great English landscape painter JMW Turner.
Clash of Kingdoms
Wed 24 & Thu 25 Jul 2013
A trio of costumed actors re tell the conflict of England v Scotland which is brought to a head in 1513 at the infamous battle of Flodden. Dramatic demonstration of sword fighting and a chance for children to learn Tudor sword drill.
Prices and opening times
Castle Terrace, Warkworth, Northumberland - NE65 0UJ
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