Just seven miles south east of Alnwick, and a mile from the nearest sandy beach, the quaint village of Warkworth is well situated for a cottage holiday in the region. Boasting a near-complete church dating from Norman times, a rare example still in such good repair from this era, the main visitor attractions in Warkworth are a fine twelfth century castle, nearby Warkworth Hermitage and the town’s Norman bridge. The castle’s most famous owners were the Percy family, also proprietors of nearby Alnwick castle, and whose distinctive lion crest is displayed on many of the well-preserved bastions of the fortress. The castle keep dates back to the 14th century, and, unlike many, preserved its roof during the dissolution of the monasteries and remains almost entirely intact, as do the impressive circular, turreted walls. Further along the river Coquet, on which Warkworth castle stands, Warkworth Hermitage was the medieval cave dwelling of a local holy man, accessible only by boat across the river.
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