Saturday, 7 January 2012

Warkworth Castle

By taking the Coastal route north (A1068), you next come to Warkworth.  This beautiful village is very old with a long turbulent history.  It is built on a rocky spur within a tight loop of the River Coquet, close to the river mouth.  Warkworth castle is situated on a commanding site giving the inhabitants every opportunity to defend themselves.  It is believed the Castle dates back to the 12th Century, however, it may have been built by King Henry II when he controlled the region.  The Castle has spent most of its life in the possession of the Dukes and Earls of Northumberland.

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