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Warkworth Hermitage

| Half a mile from Warkworth Castle, Warkworth, Amble, England
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Unusual place to visit

Half a mile walk from the castle some of it muddy. When you get there you have to cross the river... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johndumbletonukip
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Barking, United Kingdom
A hidden historical treasure

Hidden away along the river is an ancient hermitage. English Heritage staff ferry you across the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sparrowssong
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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| Half a mile from Warkworth Castle, Warkworth, Amble, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Half a mile walk from the castle some of it muddy. When you get there you have to cross the river by boat. It is well worth the visit. One of the most obscure places i have been to. Will go again and have recommended...More

Thank johndumbletonukip
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden away along the river is an ancient hermitage. English Heritage staff ferry you across the river and back into time. The small chapel tucked away in the cave is truly a treasure.

1  Thank sparrowssong
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After our wander round Warkworth Castle, we decided to visit the Hermitage. Really pleased we did. The river path was a little muddy and very damp in places, due to the recent heavy rains. The river Coquet was in full spate, however when we arrived...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We weren't really sure what to expect but so glad that we did. There's a short rowing boat trip across the river by a very knowledgeable, passionate local who obviously loves what he does. After reaching the other side there is a very short walk...More

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Never been here before, not least because of the tricky visiting hours. Picturesque and fascinating. If you only have time to visit one, choose the Hermitage over the castle. A must-see.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a nice unusual place to visit, hidden away on the river. It's about half a mile down the path and is a very short boat trip across the river. The boat and the site are free if you are members of the National...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Most expensive boat trip I've taken - all of 30 yards and it was £8p.p if I remember rightly. You walk 100yards along the riverbank to the hermitage which is not much more than a hole in a rock. That's it really. There is not...More

1  Thank chrisandmike_10
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This chapel is carved out of a rock face in imitation of being stone built. Very clever, very beautiful and tranquil location. To get you in the mood you are rowed there by the guide across the few yards of river. If there are crowds...More

1  Thank coln M
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

After walking along the river path from the castle it was a real disappointment to find the boat tied up and no boatman in sight. The EH sign gave a little of the history of the hermitage, opening times and ticket prices but there was...More

1  Thank bamatheson62
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Friday 25th August 17, My husband and I strolled along this lovely river walk, with its leafy green trees and ducks swimming gracefully along, until we came to the river crossing point, where you get the boat across to the Hermitage. The Hermitage is reached...More

2  Thank Carol B
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Pauline R
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Response from Doug R | Reviewed this property |
Check the english heritage web site for Warkworth castle and hermitage, it has all the times and days.
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