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Lovely & Peaceful

Great to get rowed over and see this peaceful and impressive place. Hard to quite put into words... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A secret delight

Carved into the hillside is a small but impressive chapel. Even if it weren't here, the short boat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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| Half a mile from Warkworth Castle, Warkworth, Amble, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Fairy-Travels81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank judith_cutler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Bristol_Beaufort
Reviewed June 4, 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

3  Thank Stuart W
Reviewed May 28, 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.

Thank LindaG77
Reviewed May 15, 2018

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
Reviewed May 6, 2018

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
Reviewed April 29, 2018 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

Thank YorkshireMadMick
Reviewed April 15, 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
Reviewed April 8, 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.

Thank NYorkmoors
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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.