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Warwick Castle, Warwick

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In a country full of outstanding medieval fortresses, Warwick Castle is one of the most magnificent. Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, the castle today features imposing ramparts and towers looming over manicured green lawns and the Avon River. It also hosts a lively scene of historical interpreters reenacting medieval life. Check out the trebuchet, a giant catapult that interpreters have shot some 6,500 times since its introduction in 2005. Head down to the castle dungeon to meet a torturer, a judge, and the castle cook. Try to catch a free tour to learn about the defensive purposes of some of the castle's most prominent features. Exhibits and performances change constantly, so check the schedule before you visit. If you visit on a Saturday, consider staying into the evening for the extravagant Kingmaker's Medieval Banquet in the great hall. Make Warwick Castle a centerpiece of your Warwick vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Warwick tour planner.
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  • Plenty of things for all the family enjoyed it immensely food a bit expensive not enough seats or shade but the war of roses was amazing kept my family enthralled the horrible histories kept adults an...  more »
  • I visited the castle many times and i enjoyed every time,very impressive presentation. Thank you for a great day!  more »
  • Had a lovely time here so much to see & great for families. One negative was the time to get tickets & no cover or protection from the elimints not good on a cold wet day or if it's really busy. The d...  more »
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  • Never disappoints. Wonderful jousting demonstration which really brings history to live for the children. Other attractions include a falconry show, archery, knight school, peacock gardens, maze, and much more. Excellent pizza restaurant on site. You can also stay overnight in the Knights Village. Highly recommended.
  • I wasn't expecting to be there a full day, but we arrived at 11.30 and left at 4.30 having not visited all the towers. We were there with a 4 and 7yr old and they both enjoyed exploring the castle. Princess castle is a story told by a "princess" and definitely aimed at under 8's as recommended on the sign outside the tower. You have to book a slot by talking to a princess at the bottom of the tower. The story is just 15 mins, but there is a bit of a wait before you go in and looking around the room your in soon looses it's charms for younger children. The spiral staircases in the Guys Tower and other towers over the dungeon were tight. I'm not sure how comfortable we would have been with children younger than 4, given how narrow some of the steps are. Carrying, without a carrier, maybe concerning, as would holding their hands either with them in front or behind. But there is plenty for them to explore without these particular towers anyway. The live jousting "war of the roses" show, was amazing. There was enough action that younger viewers not listening had enough entertainment too. If there is predicted rain, definitely take waterproofs and umbrellas. There really is very little shelter.
  • Great place to visit with so much to see and do. Really busy in summer compared to other times. The various ways it tells the history is great. The castle dungeons is great and a fun attraction for all. This is a great attraction for all in family and well worth a visit.
  • Awesome day out, took a 5yr and 10yr old girls and they did everything from archery, sword and jousting training. Birds of prey show was fantastic along with the War of the Roses. Definitely visit again but not every year, would do every couple of years.
  • Spent two days here with my wife and daughter. Great time had by all. The castle is amazing the views stunning and with the jousting and more of prey shows just all round good fun
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