NU 247-058 Northumberland England
Warkworth Castle is a magnificent 12th century stone motte and bailey fortress, which is dominated by its huge eight-towered keep. The large and impressive bailey is encased by a ruinous curtain wall, which is flanked by 13th century square and semi-octagonal towers and an attractive twin-towered gatehouse. Inside are the complex remains of a range of buildings, with the tall Lion Tower and Little Stair Tower giving access to the Great Hall. Nearby is Bridge Head Tower and 8 miles north-west is Alnwick Castle.
Warkworth Castle is located in the village centre, off Castle Terrace. 30 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne, on the A1-B6345.
The site is owned by English Heritage and is open daily, April to September 10:00-6:00pm, October 10:00-4:00pm. Saturday and Sunday, November to March 10:00-4:00pm.
There is a car park.