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Warkworth Town Information

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Enclosed by a winding loop of the River Coquet just one mile from its mouth, Warkworth offers excellent river and sea fishing, as well as miles of golden sandy beach backed by extensive dunes.

Warkworth castle overlooks the town and is one of the most splendid ruins of its type in Northumberland, unspoilt by later day restorations. Originally built in 1139 it was much extended in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and much of its structure remains today.

Warkworth Castle - Photo © Richard Howell
Warkworth Castle - Photo: Richard Howell CCL

Warkworth Village Centre - Photo © Guy Erwood
Warkworth Village Centre - Photo: Guy Erwood CCL

Access to the village was originally solely through an impressive narrow medieval bridge, though now this fourteenth century bridge is only for use by pedestrians.

The village church, St Laurence's Church is the only fairly complete Norman church in Northumberland. The village itself consists mostly of eighteenth and nineteenth century stone built houses. It has several good hotels, restaurants and gift shops. There is also the nine hole Warkworth Golf Course.