Warkworth is a ruined castle from the late
fourteenth century. The castle has seen the Scots Kings lay siege
to it on at least two occasions. The Percy family acquired it in
1332. The work on its defences continued throughout the fourteenth
century and towards the end the Earl of Northumberland built a new
tower. Pevsner famous for his castle writings has said this was
one of the finest castles built by medieval architects. Others
have strongly agreed.