15 minutes south from Boulmer, down the coast in between Alnmouth and Amble is the picturesque village of Warkworth with its famous castle that sits above the river Coquet.
Warkworth Castle was built in the mid 12th century (well some of it, in any case). The surviving gatehouse was built in the 13th century and still in good condition.
Warkworth Castle and grounds during a "Medieval Day" with music, archery and
tours around the castle.
Look out in the local press for special days, as they often run Medieval days, flower shows and jousting events in the summer. The castle is full of nooks and crannies to explore, and the grounds are perfect for a picnic if the weather is good.
There are some good restaurants and pubs in the town, such as:
34 Castle Street , Warkworth , Morpeth , Northumberland NE65 0UN. Tel: 01665711488
The Masons Arms
3, Dial Place Warkworth, Morpeth, Northumberland. Tel: 01665 711398