The imposing 14th-century keep of Warkworth Castle towers above both the River Coquet and the village of Warkworth. ... More
The imposing 14th-century keep of Warkworth Castle towers above both the River Coquet and the village of Warkworth. There's plenty to explore in this castle which belonged to the powerful Percy family. Through them, Warkworth achieved wider fame for being the setting of several scenes in Shakespeare's Henry IV. In late spring, daffodils below the keep are an attraction in their own right. A walk along the banks of the Coquet takes you to a ferry which, if the boatman is there, will take you to a 14th century Hermitage cut into the rock across the river.
Castle Bromwich Gardens has over 500 species of plants from the period of 1680 1740. The hall itself dates back
to 1599, and its walled gardens have been lovingly recreated. In addition there is a Holly Maze that copies ...
Carrickfergus Castle was built by John de Courcy after the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century. The walls
are a meter thick with several impressive defense features like arrow slits, twin portcullises and a "murder hole" for ...
Set on the wooded slopes of the dramatic Cave Hill is the 19th century edifice of Belfast Castle. The castle
was built in 1870 and was previously home to the Earl of Shaftesbury. Within the castle are two rather ...