At the end of the long straight main street of Warkworth stands the castle, high, in a dramatic setting. The most striking view is when approached from the north.
It was, at one time, considered by the Percy family as their home, but it was eventually rejected in favour of Alnwick.
So Warkworth Castle was left as it was and thus did not experience the restoration and refurbishing from which Alnwick Castle suffered.
The castle dates from the 12th century when it was a typical motte and bailey construction of timber.
of the extensive remains are the 15th century keep, which is
well preserved, the chapel, and the great
castle bore its share of enemy attacks and was besieged by the Scots in
Warkworth is a good place to pause a while.
After visiting Warkworth Castle, you may like to visit the Hermitage. Return to Alnwick for details.