History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The name Warkworth probably derives from the Saxon for 'the enclosure of Werce'. There has been a settlement here since at least the 8th century, when King Ceowulf gave the church at Warkworth to the monks of Lindisfarne.
The current church of St Lawrence boasts one of the longest naves in the country. Nearby is an lovely medieval bridge, with a grand gatehouse tower still guarding one end.
The Coquet is a popular salmon fishing river, and by tradition the first salmon caught every year is presented to the Duke of Northumberland.
Address: Warkworth, Northumberland, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: NU 2440 0628
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Warkworth Castle - 0.4 miles (Castle)
Alnwick Castle - 5.7 miles (Castle)
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Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse - 6.3 miles (Abbey)
Hulne Priory - 7.7 miles (Abbey)
Edlingham, St John the Baptist Church - 8.2 miles (Historic Church)
Edlingham Castle - 8.2 miles (Castle)
Alnwick Garden - 8.4 miles (Garden)
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