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


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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
NE65 0UJ






01665 711423

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