Thursday, 3 September 2015

Warkworth Bank Holiday Monday

Hope you all have had a wonderful bank holiday and aren’t too depressed being back at work today!

I spent my Bank Holiday Monday in Warkworth – a family go to favorite for a little trip out and a nice walk. It’s part of the Northumberland coast that has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and rightly so. It is a wonderfully quaint village, which has been brilliantly preserved and will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. 

We wondered past the 12th century castle that dominates the village and down along the River Coquet. I remember when we were little my cousin and I used to chase each other up and down the alarmingly steep banks; I was brave back then and clearly had far more energy! Unfortunately in typical British Bank Holiday style the weather turned and we got rained on a little. Whilst waiting for the clouds to pass over we visited some village shops, including Gray’s of Warkworth, which is a scarf lovers heaven, and The Greenhouse to browse their wonderful stock of gifts and trinkets.

All the window shopping was making us thirsty so we popped into Warkworth House Hotel for a well deserved cuppa! The coffee shops of Warkworth do tend to get rather packed on a Bank Holiday. Not many know that the hotel has a lovely café that is always peaceful. Having regained our strength we popped into St Lawrence Church to have a read about Manga Carta and it’s effect on the area.

All in all a lovely day in a charming village that is well worth popping in for a visit if you are near by.


  1. I lived in Warkworth for about 6 months and it was the most fantastic place to stay! I loved being so close to the beach and having such beautiful architecture in the town center.