Warkworth Castle and Hermitage


Telephone: 01665 711423


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The measures we have put in place:

  • Protective screens have been put up at some desks and tills
  • Our staff have been trained in hygiene and social distancing, and we’ve made sure they have the necessary PPE
  • Some sites will be using one way systems and markers on the ground to help visitors keep a safe distance
  • You’ll find new welcome information and site-specific signposts to guide you on your visit
  • We’re carrying out more frequent cleaning
  • We’ve made hand sanitiser available for you to use
  • There are new social distancing barriers, particularly around toilets and admission areas
  • To support NHS Test and Trace, we're now legally required to record your contact details and the date of your visit, including the use of our cafés and tearooms

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Face coverings are mandatory in all our indoor public spaces, including takeaway cafés and tearooms. We won’t be able to provide you with a face covering, so please come prepared

The Castle with its magnificent cross-shaped keep crowns a hilltop above the River Coquet. Once home to the powerful Percy family who now reside in Alnwick Castle, Warkworth was and remains one of the largest and most impressive fortresses in North East England. It was once home to 'Harry Hotspur', hero of many Border ballads and the bane of Scots raiders.

Half a mile from the Castle, tucked away beside the Coquet and accessible only by boat, stands a much more peaceful building, the late medieval cave Hermitage and chapel of a solitary holy man.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Hermitage remains closed. Warkworth Castle is open as follows

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

Telephone: 01665 711423



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