Warkworth Castle - Remains of Medieval Days in Northumberland England
Warkworth Castle is a ruined, although reasonably well preserved castle, situated in Warkworth, Northumberland, on a defensive mound in a loop of the River Coquet. Warkworth Castle was originally constructed as a wooden fortress, some time after the Norman Conquest. It was later ceded to the Percy family, who held it, and resided there on and off (dependent on the state of their often stormy relationship with the royalty of the time) until the 16th C. During this period the castle was rebuilt with sandstone curtain walls and greatly reinforced. The imposing keep, overlooking the village of Warkworth was added during the 15th Century. It was refurbished, with much refaced stonework, by the Dukes of Northumberland in the late 19th Century. The castle formed the backdrop for several scenes in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. - info from Wikopedia
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