Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

Warkworth Castle is now open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different.

Welcome to Warkworth Castle

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click here.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Castle - The castle will be open as usual for you to enjoy. Areas in the Keep will be closed off to aid social distancing.
  • Hermitage - The Hermitage remains closed (reflected in the Castle only ticket price).
  • Shop - The shop remains open with limits on number of people at any given time.
  • Toilets - The toilets remain open as usual.
  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn in Warkworth Castle's indoor shop and all other indoor spaces. We won't be able to give you a face covering so please come prepared so you don't miss out.
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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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