Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, Warkworth

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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 & Hermitage 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. Put Warkworth Castle & Hermitage on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amble tour planning tool .
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  • The castle was nice to walk round, and the village that is very close had some nice shops. You could make a day of it if you like walking as there are a few nice places to walk.  more »
  • Warkworth castle is kept and maintained by English Heritage and so there is an admission fee, £7 - £8 per adult depending on age /concession. To be honest when you walk round the ruins and then into t...  more »
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  • Fantastic. Great experience. The Audio Guide gave very good information, although, personally, I'm not a fan of the character role plays. Being an English Heritage member makes it even better, with no entry fee.
  • Fantastic day out with granddaughter. Fabulous castle, best falconry display ever and a good king bad king game which kept the youngsters riveted. Well done English Heritage.
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