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You can only access this place on certain days think it’s Sunday & Monday. A lovely man called mick... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Tracey1169
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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A super little spot

A short walk from the castle but well worth it, if only for the ferry across the Coquet. A very... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Mikepw
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UK
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| Half a mile from Warkworth Castle, Warkworth, Amble, England
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Went to the Hermitage as part of a visit to Warkworth Castle. It is reached by a pleasant 15 minute walk along the River Coquet. You reach the Hermitage by crossing the river on a small rowing boat, overseen at all times by a member...More

4  Thank Stuart W
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Unless you really are a history buff, this is a waste of time. We were up sold to go this at the castle. Wish we hadn't as it ate into our valuable touring time where we could have been visiting something else instead

3  Thank snappychappy88
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

You can only access this place on certain days think it’s Sunday & Monday. A lovely man called mick rows you across the river Coquet, an you a free to stay as long as you’d like until 5pm. It is a beautiful place to visit...More

2  Thank Tracey1169
Reviewed 2 September 2018

A short walk from the castle but well worth it, if only for the ferry across the Coquet. A very interesting type of hermitage with a lovely atmosphere.

2  Thank Mikepw
Reviewed 22 August 2018

A lovely riverwalk meanders from Warkworth towards the jetty, were a rowing boat and a very enthusiastic and interesting man rowed us the short journey accross river to the steps to the Hermitage, steeped in History the Hermitage is impressive, calming , impressive, well worth...More

3  Thank dianerainford
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Nice little addition to visiting Warksworth castle, nice little walk (half mile) along river from castle to row boat crossing to Hermitage, interesting little church cut out of rock by monks, not a lot to look at, but worth doing if you are in the...More

2  Thank illoyduk
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Although we did not visit the Hermitage ( due to having two small dogs and involving a rowing boat!), we walked past on our circular walk and watched people being taken over. It was a pity as we had watch the Countryfile episode and it...More

Thank Neil J
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Great to get rowed over and see this peaceful and impressive place. Hard to quite put into words but worth a visit . . . .

1  Thank Fairy-Travels81
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Carved into the hillside is a small but impressive chapel. Even if it weren't here, the short boat trip and wonderful stroll through the woods would be worth the visit.

1  Thank judith_cutler
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Always fascinating to visit this unique and magical hermitage, plus a nice boat trip across the beautiful river!

1  Thank Bristol_Beaufort
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Went to the Hermitage as part of a visit to Warkworth Castle. It is reached by a pleasant 15 minute walk along the River Coquet. You reach the Hermitage by crossing the river on a small rowing boat, overseen at all times by a member...More

4  Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Despite many trips to the area, we somehow missed a visit here. But what an interesting site. It doesn't like long to view. Access by a short rowing boat trip. Check times though as it doesn't appear to be open every day.

1  Thank LindaG77
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kirasmam
18 August 2018|
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Response from johndumbletonukip | Reviewed this property |
No you cross a small river. But check the times of opening as its not open all the time you can look it up on the castle web site. Enjoy your visit John.
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PaulineR1211
12 September 2016|
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Response from I B | Reviewed this property |
If you look on English Heritage website it will answer your question - it is not every day and seasonal
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