Warkworth's castle is a fairly astounding structure and it was that for which I mainly remember a passage through the place en route home after a day trip to the hill country near Wooler. In fact, the whole village looked so appealing that I had designs on a longer visit that actually would have me setting foot there. The last Saturday in May of 2012 became too good an opportunity to miss and I fitted in a trot around Warkworth along with one around Alnwick. Needless to say, the castle was explored though I did so without gaining entry and was too late to do so anyway.
It's an English Heritage property these days and that's their flag that you see flying in the photo too. The castle is well preserved considering the passage of time and it hasn't been inhabited in a long while. Those walls are as stout as they look in the picture and being atop a steep sided mound in a loop of the River Coquet must have helped to fend off attackers too. The extra height does grant views of the surrounding area and those towards Amble, formerly known as Warkworth Harbour, remain in my memory too.