For those looking for a quintessentially English ‘castle and keep’ holiday experience, a Warkworth self catering cottage will certainly over deliver. The village of Warkworth lies at the bottom of a hill leading directly up to Warkworth Castle which dominates the skyline majestically at the top.
The medieval village of Warkworth is at the centre of the River Coquet which loops around it. Once you’ve drunk your fill of the remains of the Castle’s great hall and gatehouse, take a trip by boat across the river to the secluded hermitage. The 14th century chapel is cleaved from rock and was once home to monks, although now seals and otters are more frequent, curious visitors.
A short drive south along the coastal road lies the RSPB Coquet Island reserve. A twitchers heaven, you’ll need to bring the ‘bins’ in order to fully appreciate the 35,000 seabirds that flock to the island to nest in the summer.
A Warkworth holiday cottage will combine all the delights of both a cultural and coastal break. Start planning your Northumberland escape today.