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Warkworth Castle & Hermitage

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Address: Castle Terrace, Warkworth, Amble NE65 0UJ, England (Formerly Warkworth Castle)
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+44 1665 711423
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Wonderful castle with a jaw-dropping hermitage

Great little castle with many little nooks and crannies to explore. The hermitage is across a small river, which we weren't warned about - but it was well worth the trip across... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark J
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little castle with many little nooks and crannies to explore. The hermitage is across a small river, which we weren't warned about - but it was well worth the trip across with the entertaining boatman! Absolutely stunning hermitage carved from the bedrock. Great visit for anyone interested!

Thank Mark J
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Warkworth castle with family including 4 year old daughter on a rainy afternoon. The castle dominates the Warkworth skyline and has a very long and interesting history. My daughter enjoyed exploring all the rooms and nooks and crannies the castle has to offer and you got a real sense of the grandeur that the castle once held. Entrance price... More 

Thank Greenie1978
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warkworth castle is amazing it has such a depeth of history. It is on a small site but if you are interested in the past you can spend a good couple of hours exploring. You have the hermitage a short walk away. But it is only open on certain days. Check the website for details. Warkworth itself is a quaint... More 

Thank Anne E
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is definitely worth a visit. Enjoyed looking round the keep and all the different rooms.

Thank Carole S
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perched above the lovely village of Warkworth, this castle is arguably the archetypical English castle with appropriate moat, turrets and battlements. It covers a considerable area and there is enough left standing to give a good picture of what it would have been like in its prime, and the English Heritage information boards fill in any areas your imagination can't... More 

Thank johnhouston2
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magnificent castle of huge size with a well preserved Keep. The audio commentary is very good and informative. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stephen S
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is in ruins but there are area with rooms which can be explored, notably in the keep. You can climb high. Beautiful views too. Fabulous place to explore with children but interesting for adults too

Thank 301lisa33
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating castle ruins; another Percy stronghold in the NE. Large formidable castle which you can start to imagine in its heyday. Interpretation is poor though with sparse, faded and outdated signage and no exhibition centre.

Thank westwalesfoodie
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the castle with my toddler, we had a great time exploring the castle and rooms, and then the hermitage, which we all enjoyed very much.

Thank uk_foodie_x
Whitby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle was lovely and the staff very friendly. It was our trip across the river croquet to the Hermitage however that we will remember. Mike who rowed us across the river was friendly, rather funny and informative! What a lovely guy, we wanted to stay a chat a while however there was a steady stream of visitors wanting to... More 

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