Warkworth Castle, Warkworth, Alnwick, Northumberland

Warkworth Castle, Warkworth, Alnwick, Northumberland
Photograph taken April 1994 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: j940148

Warkworth Castle in Northumberland, showing the Grey Mare's Tail tower and the keep from the east. Work on the tower began in the 13th century and is notable for its unusual carvings of human heads and a crucifix, either the work of a bored crossbowman or a prisoner. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Northumberland Warkworth

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

castle attack defence fort keep wall tower medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage