Warkworth Castle and Hermitage - English Heritage

An exterior view of Warkworth Castle

Be king or queen for the day in this mighty Northumbrian fortress crowning the hilltop above the River Coquet. Come and see how the powerful Percy family lived in the Duke's Rooms, and take a trip down river to the Hermitage. The magnificent cross-shaped keep was home to 'Harry Hotspur', immortalised as a rebel lord by Shakespeare, and bane of Scottish raiders.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Please refer to the English Heritage website for details.

Admission charges

Adult £5.20
Child (5-15 years) £3.10
Concession are you eligible? £4.70
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £13.50

Discounts

  • English Heritage
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Soldiers of the Roses

  • 4 — 5 August 2015 11am-5pm
  • 25 — 26 August 2015 11am-5pm

This summer at Warkworth Castle, we’re taking visitors on a journey back to 1464 when the title of Earl of Northumberland, along with ownership of Warkworth Castle, was stripped from the Percy family.

So today join us and experience first hand life as a Soldier in the Bloody Cousins War. Be privy to the news of how the sieges are progressing by joining the camp briefings, meet Sir John Neville himself and see the weapons of war of the period. Also see how the Barber Surgeon would deal with the wounds these weapons.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £6.00
Child, 5-15 years £3.50
Concession £5.50
Family £15.50

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/soldiers-of-the-roses-War-04-08-2015/

Medieval Courtly Combat

  • 11 — 14 August 2015

Thrill to the clash of steel as knights perform a medieval Tournament at Warkworth Castle in Northumberland. Enjoy this living history spectacular and marvel at the weapons and martial skills on display. There’s also chance to try your hand at the noble art of archery (small extra charge applies).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £6.00
Child, 5-15 years £3.50
Concession £5.50
Family £15.50

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/medieval-courtly-combat-War-11-08-2015/

Magna Carta

  • 18 — 19 August 2015 11am-5pm

Warkworth Castle in Northumberland has a part to play in the Magna Carta, the Lord of Warkworth, Eustace de Vesci, was one of the 25 barons who vowed to act as guarantor of the Great Charter and see that King John observed it. In this anniversary year we look at the signing of the Magna Carta and in this three handed play we take a light-hearted look at what Magna Carta was, what it meant at the time and what it means to us today and the story of how the son of one of England's greatest Kings earned himself the reputation of being one of the worst Kings ever!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £6.00
Child, 5-15 years £3.50
Concession £5.50
Family £15.50

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/magna-carta-War-18-08-2015/

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Become a Medieval Engineer Discovery Visit

How did people from the past build bridges, towers and siege engines? Become a real engineer in practical workshops exploring how our ancestors solved construction problems. Using a large-scale construction kit, this is literally a hands-on history experience! Explore the main features of the castle in an interactive tour, relating these to methods of attack and defence and construction. BWorking in groups, use Tic Tac (plastic construction materials) to build a successful bridge alongside the castle walls. Also build a catapult and take part in a bean-bag-throwing challenge, identifying features of successful warfare and forces in the process.
Duration: 2 hours
Key Stage: 1, 2, History, Sci

How to obtain

Call 01904 601917 to arrange a 2 hour session from June 30–July 2 2009. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19528 for more information.

Warkworth Castle and Hermitage - English Heritage
Warkworth
Northumberland
NE65 0UJ
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/warkworth-castle-and-hermitage/

E-mail

customers@​english-​heritage.​org.​uk

Telephone

01665 711423

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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