Warkworth is a beautiful, quaint old Northumbrian Village almost completely surrounded by a loop in the River Coquet, about a mile from the coast. At one end sits the Village church and the other the ruin of the English Heritage site, Warkworth Castle.
Be rowed across the River Coquet by Warkworth Hermitage’s boatman to the remarkable 14th century chapel, built onto and within a cliff-face. Once the home of monks who prayed for the souls of the Dukes of Northumberland, today you might catch sight of seals and otters swimming up to this curious cave-like chapel.
Wander around the village’s artisan shops, restaurants and welcoming inns and enjoy a cone of homemade ice cream from nearby Morwick Dairy, just outside the village. Take a riverside stroll, or put out to the water in a rowing boat or canoe, available to hire in summer months.