History

History

John Fitzrobert, Baron Warkworth, was chosen as one of the twenty five Magna Carta sureties at Runneymede in 1215. He was described as “a man of noble birth and one of the chief barons of the northern  provinces of England”.

Warkworth has a very long and colourful history as a community, and its community life in the twenty first century continues to be active and varied. 

Warkworth is unique with its spectacular 12th century castle, ancient fortified bridge, and historic Parish Church of St. Lawrence.

Beautiful riverside walks along the Coquet lead to the Hermitage, a remarkable chapel carved into a wooded cliff.  The beach is only a short walk away, with its totally unspoilt sands and dunes where you can enjoy peace and truly fresh air!

The village offers interesting shops, a Post Office and General Store, pubs, hotels, bed & breakfasts, holiday cottages, coffee shops and restaurants. There are two churches: St. Lawrence in Dial Place, and the United Reformed church on The Butts.