Magnificent Warkworth Castle dominates the skyline of this ancient village. Warkworth really does have a host of attributes that makes for the ideal cottage break on the Northumberland coast.
Warkworth enjoys a prime location on the banks of the River Coquet on the Coquet Estuary and is only one mile from the Northumberland Coast, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Needless to say, the views available on the coast are superb and the opportunities for lovely coastal and country walks are plentiful.
Walking along the main street in the village is like stepping back in time. Lined with traditional shops, historic pubs and art galleries, the scenic vista is topped off by the imposing presence of Warkworth Castle looming above. Now owned by English Heritage, this mighty structure is visible from miles around and is a must-visit when in Warkworth. Once the seat of the Percy family, the castle’s rich history is featured in Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’.
During the summer months it is possible to hire a rowing boat that will take you on a gentle journey along the River Coquet, a beautifully relaxing way to spend a lazy afternoon. On the opposite side of the river to the castle, you will find the Warkworth Hermitage, a unique 14th century chapel carved out of the rock face and only accessible via boat. Occasionally, it is possible to see both otters and seals swimming in the vicinity too.
For wonderful days out explore the beautiful Northumberland coast, and a short distance inland will take you to picturesque Northumbrian towns and villages, including the lovely towns of Rothbury and Alnwick.
For self catering accommodation see cottages in Warkworth and step back in time to a world gone by.