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.