Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

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Warkworth Castle

This hilltop fortress was owned by the Percy family, one of the powerful Dukes of Northumberland, who also owned the nearby Alnwick Castle.
Warkworth Castle has a great tower, also called a keep, which was built over 6 centuries ago by the first Earl of Northumberland.
The castle continued to play a significant part in the war between England and Scotland, with the Scots besieging the castle in 1327.
But it’s not all grand castles. Just walk about half a mile up the river, then you can take a boat to the Hermitage, which is a chapel carved directly out the cliff.
Note that you can only access the Hermitage by boat, which does not run every day.

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Baby Changing
Pushchair Friendly
Dogs Welcome
Play Park
Picnic Area
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