Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage will be closed on Saturday 27 November due to unprecedented weather conditions. Other properties in the region, including Lindisfarne Priory, Tynemouth Priory, Belsay Hall and Dunstanburgh Castle, will also be closed on Saturday. If you have pre-booked your ticket, you will be refunded within 7 - 10 working days. Apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment.

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • Keeping you Safe

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. You are now legally required to wear face coverings in our shop.

    You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms, tested positive or have been asked to self-isolate.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    You are now legally required to wear face coverings in our shops.

    Our staff continue to wear face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we strongly encourage you to do the same.

Guidebook: Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

Price: £4

 Timeline

1139First Stone Buildings

Henry, son of David I of Scotland, becomes Earl of Northumberland. He probably creates the motte and bailey and erects the first stone buildings at Warkworth.

Find out more about the history of Warkworth Castle

1157An Official Castle

Henry II grants the castle and manor to Roger fitz Eustace.

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