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Warkworth Castle, Warkworth
(4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Explore this ruined medieval castle; one of the largest and most imposing in North East England. Take a free audio tour of the fortress and be guided through the remains of the fine gatehouse, great hall, and circuit of towered walls. Pause to appreciate the superb views of the surrounding area. Imagine how the inhabitants of Warkworth Castle lived, including the powerful Percy family and ‘Harry Hotspur,’ star of many Border ballads and bane of Scottish raiders. Bring a picnic to have on the castle grounds. There are no picnic benches, so take a blanket with you. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Warkworth Castle and many more Amble attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Amble travel itinerary planner.
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  • Warkworth Castle has a long history as one of the major fortresses in Northumberland, a county which was so key in the warfare between England and Scotland. Much of the history of Warkworth is associa...  more »
  • We used to live 30 mins from this area and took it for granted. As we now as we live in London, we aim to visit our home county 'Northumberland' which I'm very proud of coming from. The Castle is impr...  more »
  • Warkworth is a fabulous venue to stroll around and envision the past. Kids can play freely as you take in the views of the northumberland coast. beautiful 
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  • This castle was great, what a perfect detour off of the A1! It's largely outdoors, so that's important to consider depending on the weather. A bunch of cool details to be found about the remains of the castle, and some good information signs to help you imagine what was going on in the past and what things may have looked like. Worth noting that there is a Hermitage within a 15min walk and it was included with our admission (thanks to the English Heritage Pass), but we didn't have the time to take advantage of that. Parking should be paid for, but it's refunded at the ticket counter upon admission - just bring the receipt from the parking machine.
  • The British heritage is so pronounced with the castle and mixture of old buildings, history just pours out at you from all angles. Warkworth is a must to all visitors to Northumberland. Also a westerly walk along the river to the old Hermitage takes in some wonderful scenery. If your looking for somewhere to stay, try Morwick House b&b, you won't be disappointed.
  • I had a great few hours here. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and a bonus there was entertainment on the day I arrived.
  • Really interesting landmark with plenty to learn about. Well worth the fee. The surrounding village is full of charm with some great shops and places to eat.
  • Really nice castles and views around the castle! Perfect for the family.