One of the prettiest villages in the area is an easy stroll away.
A gentle walk along the river from the Marina – well worth a day trip. Meander along the riverside or over the dunes and sandy beaches. Explore the stunning castle or visit the Hermitage, a remarkable 14th century chapel hewn from the rock face. Enjoy the welcoming shops, pubs and restaurants.
Places to eat and drink
Masons Arms is a warm and welcoming pub in the centre of the village. The menu provides the traditional options you would hope to find on a good pub menu – all done really well and locally sourced where possible. In addition outside in the fabulous beer garden is the ‘Pizza Shack’ offering a wide range of freshly made pizzas and more. Call 01665 711398.
We recommend everyone pop in to Bertram’s if you can. This wonderful café is open from 9am – 6pm and you are guaranteed a warm welcome and fabulous food. Run by mother and daughter team Lynda and Samantha the focus is on serving the very best local produce. A high quality menu and daily specials board ensures there is plenty to tempt you – though you may find it particularly hard to choose only one piece of cake! Bertram’s do not take bookings.
Just a little bit outside Warkworth – but well worth the trip – is one of Northumberland’s best ice-cream parlours. Morwick produces farmhouse style ice-cream and fruit ices in over 160 flavours. Morwick uses fresh full cream milk from their own herd and the parlour is located on the working farm. Open 11am to 6pm. Please note Morwick Dairy accepts cash only. Call 01665 711210.
Activities and Events
A short walk along the river from the marina takes you to the magnificent Warkworth Castle. Explore the cross-shaped keep, great hall, chapel and gate-house. Keep an eye out for the various events that run throughout the year – from medieval displays, to falconry and outdoor theatre.
One of Northumberland’s real hidden treasure’s the Hermitage is a religious building carved out of rock. Take a quick trip across the river in a rowing boat to enjoy the peaceful setting of this retreat. Open to the public on Sundays and Mondays (Friday to Monday during July and August).
Offering a wide selection of work by some of the UK's finest contemporary artists and designers the Fenwick Gallery is well worth a visit. Owned and run by mother and daughter team Dorien and Nicole Fenwick – both highly thought of artists in their own right – the gallery has an enviable reputation and offers something for all (closed Wednesdays).
Held annually in mid-August in the grounds of Warkworth Castle the Warkworth Show is not to be missed. Enjoy live music, a wide variety of food options, a dog show and various other fun, family friendly activities whilst waiting for the results of the best in show. Tickets can be purchased on the day.
Run by Warkworth Cricket Club this three day event held at the end of August always draws a big crowd. Offering live music, food, cricket and a wide selection of real ale, cider and gin to sample. There is a charge for admission and for drink tokens.
Perched high up on the dunes overlooking the beautiful beach. 18 holes costs just £10 and 9 holes £8. There is no tee-booking system - just turn up, pay and play. When the clubhouse is unstaffed the club operates an honesty box system.