Based in the picturesque and beautiful village of Warkworth, in Northumberland, is the 3 star Warkworth House Hotel. The hotel offers a modern feel to a building set in classical surroundings, and is within a stone’s throw of the impressive and towering Warkworth Castle which dominates the surrounding landscape.
But the history isn’t just confined to the castle, as The Warkworth Hotel has a great splash of days-go-past as it contains a staircase from Brandenburg House in London that once belonged to Caroline of Brunswick, the second wife of King George IV.
Open seven days a week, three hundred and sixty days a year, the hotel offers fine dining in its restaurant and fine drinking in its bars – with a great selection of local real ales to taste.
Being a friendly and all-inclusive place, they even welcome well-behaved pets and dogs at the bar and some of the rooms in the hotel.
Which is handy, because the Northumbrian coastline that surrounds Walkworth is wonderful, and is the ideal place to let a dog frolic in the breaking surf while you walk the beaches that have resonated beauty for centuries.
Located in the loop of the River Coquet and set back less than a mile from the coast, and hotel was built-in the 1820’s and was initially used as a coaching inn on the site of four burgage houses that were built-in the 18th century.
Coaching Houses were built along stagecoach routes as places for travellers to rest – they were modern-day hotels, and so it is an appropriate pace for such tradition and history to be carried forward into modern times.
For something to do Walkworth Castle is within walking distance of the accommodation, but for the person eager to see a bit more of the country, Northumberland is perfect.
It is the home of around 70 castles – with the main other three being: Bamburgh, a completely remodelled castle that was rebuilt by Lord Armstrong, a Victorian entrepreneur, Dunstanburgh, a 14th century fortress, and Alnwick, which hosted some of the filming for the Harry Potter series.
Walkworth has an exciting history – William Shakespeare set scenes from Henry IV Part One in the castle. The owners, the Percy Family, gained prominence through the Earl of Northumberland and his son ‘Harry Hotspur’, who met their end at the hands of Henry IV after helping him depose Richard II.
For those who’d rather play a spot of golf, Northumberland has that, too. Green fees are usually around £15, and the courses are often set with stunning views to be had.
A game at Walkworth or Dunstanburgh won’t disappoint.
The rooms of the hotel are all en-suit, and include LCD TV’s, digital television channels, DVD players and hospitality trays.
The superior rooms, which are located on the ground and second floor, offer larger accommodation with a separate seating area and king sized beds, while bathrooms are fitting with walk-in showers.
You need not worry about parking as the hotel has its own parking space.