The Warkworth Report ~ Village edition

At last the final set of photo’s from Warkworth! (previous post HERE ) After the Hermitage we walked back along the river and reached the village, which is very picturesque and tidy. All the cottages up this street are holiday rentals. Firstly we went off to visit the church lovely stain glass windows the grounds were cool too, with one 16th century grave of a chap known as ‘The Hunter” we also came across some strange sarcophagi and some architectural conundrums   after the church, we went to lunch and then walked up the hill back to the castle.   On…

The Warkworth report~part 4 – Hermitage edition.

Although I’d visited Warkworth Castle before, I had no idea about the Hermitage until I saw it on Robson Green’s Tales of Northumberland TV series (which was brilliant by the way!).  Now really you need to know a little bit about the place, so here’s a brief history. The Hermitage is part of the Warkworth Castle grounds, and was built as a chantry chapel in the period 1332-49, by Henry Percy II, son of the first Percy, Lord of Alnwick, although some of it was built at a later date. Hermits were employed by the Lords of the land in those…

The Warkworth Castle Report~Views edition

Warkworth Castle as you saw from the previous report HERE sits atop a hill next to the River Croquet. The views from the windows are quite something, and are the subject of this post.   All taken through the windows of the castle, after the castle Sophie and I went to see the Hermitage, but that’s another post, in the meantime I leave you with the current residents of the castle      

The Warkworth Castle report~part 2 colour edition.

Have returned from York with a gazillion pictures, it’s a great place for taking a camera, and it may take me a little time to get them all sorted,  but still have more from the day out in Warkworth at the weekend, so here we go on part 2.. for the history see my previous post here  The Lost keys from prior post… Since my last trip they have refurbished The Duke’s room so it was nice to see the furniture and how a room might have looked,   So that’s enough for now, still more to come, y’all will…

The Warkworth Castle report~part 1 B&W

I had a fab day out with Sophie yesterday, we went to Warkworth and visited the castle, the Hermitage, the village and also stopped off at Amble Marina on the way home. Took loads of photo’s with the Fuji-XT1 and as I took loads I’m going to drip feed the blog as 80 odd shots might be too much all at once :). Firstly a mini history of the castle.. Warkworth Castle is a ruined medieval building in the town of Warkworth. It occupies a loop of the River Croquet less than a mile from England’s north-east coast. When the castle was founded is uncertain:…