Whiling away the hours

When visiting Warkworth we do hope that you are captivated by the beauty and heritage of the area, and that you enjoy relaxing in the luxurious surroundings that our family run hotel has to offer.

Whilst we have an impressive selection of facilities, we would also encourage guests to venture out into Warkworth and take in some of the sights and attractions that our village has to offer. Whether visiting for one night, or one week, you have a variety of fun things to do and see.

The crown jewel

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A short walk from our hotel is the impressive Warkworth Castle, which is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of the village. Thought to have been built by built by King Henry II of England, the castle was once home to the Percy’s of Northumberland who now live in the larger Alnwick Castle, not far from Warkworth. The castle fell into disrepair in the 18th century and was later given to English Heritage.

Entry to the castle costs £5.20 for adults and £3.10 for children, and offers excellent value for money. With many beautiful ruins to look at and open courtyard to explore, and an impressive moat that surrounds the castle, the whole family are sure to enjoy a day at Warkworth Castle.

There is also a shop on site where you can buy souvenirs of your visit and support English Heritage. The castle has parking for 48 cars, at a cost of £3 per car. Be sure to remember your camera, as the castle offers some fine opportunities to get some great photos!

Sticking an oar in

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Half a mile from Warkworth Castle, tucked away and accessible only by boat, is the medieval Hermitage. This small structure was once home to a solitary holy man, and offers a unique day out for the family.

At £3.40 per adult and £2 per child, you get to enjoy both a boat trip and a visit to a site of historical interest. There are no food facilities at the Hermitage so we would recommend having lunch before you set off, or making a reservation for tea for after your visit.

Land ahoy

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If you enjoy a boat trip, why not consider a trip to Coquet Island? This small island is a RSPB reserve. The island is home to thousands of puffins, seabirds and seals, and can be reached by one of the many tourist boats that operate from the quayside.

Prices and sailing times vary, so we would recommend that you leave plenty of time to find a suitable crossing, and be sure to take a packed lunch with you as there are no cafes on the island!

Whose round is it?

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Another fine attraction in Warkworth is the impressive Warkworth Golf Club. At just £10 for 18 holes or £8 for 9 holes, and a clubhouse packed with facilities such as a restaurant and bar, changing facilities and cark parking, the course is a firm favourite with golfing parties and casual players alike.

They host regular competitions and events at the club, including ladies day every Tuesday. There is a dress code for this course and we would advise taking a look at the website before planning your visit.

Sweet ending

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No holiday would be complete without taking time out to enjoy a treat!

Warkworth is proud to be home to an artisanal chocolate shop, called Cabosse. Cabosse make all their chocolates on site, by hand. They can offer a personalised selection and wrap them to perfectly suit any occasion, perfect for souvenirs or that perfect present for a loved one.

A trip to the shop is an experience in itself, and they also offer a café range of patisseries and savouries, all of which can be enjoyed with a freshly brewed coffee. They also offer lunches and high tea, which might be just what you want after a day of sightseeing and shopping in Warkworth.

Luxurious and relaxing stay

Whatever most takes your fancy in Warkworth, we look forward to providing you with a luxurious and relaxing base from which to plan your adventures. Our friendly staff are always on hand to offer suggestions should you need further inspiration, and for those days where you just want to relax, we boast an impressive restaurant and bar, or you are free to relax in the comfort of your room.

We look forward to welcoming you to Warkworth House Hotel.

About Sandra Thomas

Sandra Thomas handles the administration and accounts side of Warkworth House Hotel but occasionally helps with front of house duties which involves serving in the restaurant, working behind the bar and handling the reception duties.