Warkworth Castle & Hermitage

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Warkworth Castle & Hermitage

Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
4.5
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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ATeam09
England41 contributions
Great family afternoon out
Jun 2021
Great family afternoon out. Plenty to see - more than expected - not just a ruin. Excellent value for money compared to other properties. We had an enjoyable walk from Amble. Nice and quiet with good social distancing measures in place. Staff very helpful
Written 16 June 2021
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alan_uk1953
Scarborough, UK680 contributions
Impressive ruin
Jun 2021
Had a look around this castle while we were touring the area and we were very impressed with the scale of the building.
Written 11 June 2021
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Jen R
6 contributions
Impressive castle and views, not enough to fill a whole day with young children
Jun 2021 • Family
A very impressive and picturesque castle. Would have liked more information around the site as the audio wasn't really doable with two young children to watch too. They enjoyed it but only for an hour and then were "bored"!! It was a good trip out as were members but not sure we would have felt the same if we had all paid for entry. Also the cups of tea/coffee on offer in the shop were AWFUL with the powdered milk - even UHT would have been better and soya UHT would be even more inclusive!
Written 4 June 2021
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David C
Dumfries, UK782 contributions
Hotspur's Castle
May 2021
We walked to Warkworth on 3 different days during a week long stay in nearby Amble. The first day was to see the castle and visit the town. We decided not to go in but enjoyed a walk round the grounds with our dog before carrying on into the town.
Written 30 May 2021
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Alana M
Ripon, UK11 contributions
Interesting
May 2021 • Couples
Always lovely visiting this remarkable castle, full of history and interesting rooms in the rabbit warren of the castle building itself
Written 23 May 2021
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pauljohngriffiths
51 contributions
Great Castle Ruin Stepped in History to Explore
May 2021
I managed with a walking stick to access all parts open to the public. The cross keep, has floor and rooms to explore made easy by a wide staircase, other routes are available for the more able. The views from the towers are spectacular, to the river and surrounding countryside. As a ruin the internal courtyards and external castle walks were easy to manage on foot for somebody with hip mobility issues, anything more I would have struggled somewhat. Somebody in a Wheelchair would not be able to access the keep and be limited to viewing the castle from ground level. English Heritage have a useful website for access guides and other information, and do allow a support person in free of charge. The visit was super and enjoyable. The History including the Wars of the Roses, Civil War and the facts that the Percy Family had the building and Land taken off them and returned on several occasions makes the stories come to life upon visiting this really special place. Unfortunately the Hermitige was not open due to covid restrictions. However the entry price is adjusted accordingly. Admission and payment had to be arranged online for our visits in accordance with covid requirements, and without too much fuss. NH members are allowed to arrange their visits in person at the Castle. The staff were very helpful upon arrival. Toilets in the carpark were clean and accessible. Dog friendly, including inside the Castle & Keep!
Written 19 May 2021
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The_Crofter
Warrington, UK832 contributions
Great Castle Ruins
Apr 2021 • Couples
Really enjoyed the castle ruins, could be improved by more interpretive boards around the place. Will be back when it’s all fully open
Written 29 April 2021
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John J
Sunderland, UK1,327 contributions
A must visit venue
Apr 2021 • Couples
We visited the venues yesterday 😎😎😎
We started with lunch at the Sun Hotel in the shadow of the castle.
Fabulous physical history
Written 25 April 2021
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Rafal W
Skoki, Poland1,391 contributions
Castle by the River Coquet.
Oct 2020
Warkworth was yet another place I'd visited during my little trip along the coast of Northumberland. Little town occupying a loop of the River Coquet is hiding few gems. One of them is Warkworth Castle, ruined, yet, still impressive medieval stronghold towering over quiet town located below it. First mentions about the castle comes from 12th century, however, it is uncertain when exactly castle was founded. Construction of the oldest part of the castle is traditionally ascribed to Prince Henry of Scotland, but some of the historians claims, that the first castle was erected on the order of King Henry II, shortly after subjugating England's northern counties. Characteristic keep, dated from the late 14th century, was built by Henry Percy, First Earl of Northumberland, on the plan of Greek cross. Century later, on the order of fourth earl, west range of the castle was remodelled and new great hall built in place of earlier, 12th century building. In the same, 15th century, castle acquired additional, defence tower, built on the order of John Neville, Lord Montagu. Castle at Warkworth shared fate of many other castles that defended northern borderlands. Pillaged and stripped of all furnishings fell into disrepair and already in 17th century its condition was described as sorry. Still, I think that its condition is relatively good compared to the other castles. Warkworth's keep is still impressive, curtain walls surrounding castle's grounds are thick and tall, four defence towers, despite their poor condition, still inspire respect. Place worth visiting. Couldn't find Hermitage, though.
Written 11 April 2021
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milne1975
Nottinghamshire, UK16 contributions
Ruins not Ruined
Oct 2020 • Couples
Get the audio guide...
So much history here.
You can just imagine how it must have looked once upon a time.
Highly recommended.
Written 25 October 2020
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