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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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  • We love a castle and this 1 did not let use down. We did the dungeon tour too which was excellently acted and a lot of fun. The birds of prey display was also very entertaining and informative. 1 nigg...  more »
  • The two-day break was an absolutely fantastic experience with overnight accomodation in the castle's Peacock Suite. The concierges, Ethan and Jack were excellent hosts, making sure we had everything w...  more »
  • Fantastic day out for all ages. I’ve been visiting with all three of my children since they were small, and it’s always a fab day out for everyone! The falcon display is always worth a watch! At Hallo...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful castle with vast land and lots of things to do. It has amazing interactive activities for things to do. The food is delicious and extremely hygienic
  • Visited in first week in December... dark wet day as you'd probably find during the middle ages! Day went a lot better than I expected... great for kids (5-10yrs) with plenty of things to keep both boys and girls entertained. The birds of prey were the highlight. Food is expensive and pretty basic (good choice for kids). Staff were nice and helpful. Signage (Where things are) needs some work, history signage needs a lot of work. Parking in Warwick is painful... Google directs you to private car parks... don't be clever... follow the signs for the castle parking.. only a few quid dearer but worth the convenience.
  • A bit theme parky, but a cool castle, you can tell they've spent a lot on it. Birds of prey demonstration was especially cool
  • A great afternoon spent exploring the castle, the dungeon was too scary for my 5 and 6 year olds. Plenty of stamina needed to climb the ramparts and towers.
  • Great fun for the whole family. The older kids enjoyed the dungeons, said it was very scary! Views were very pretty. Lots to see and learn, including the bird or prey show. Lots of idyllic spots for picnics, and beautiful peacocks wondering the grounds. Be prepared for a LOT of walking and stairs
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