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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. To visit Warwick Castle and get the most from your holiday in Warwick, create itinerary details personal to you using our Warwick vacation trip planner.
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  • Huge shame that Merlin have bought Warwick. They've turned a beautiful, stately castle and grounds into a tacky theme park. At least with the National Trust and English Heritage (who thank God manage ...  more »
  • To be honest if we'd paid to get in we would have been disappointed. Over £20 per person, once inside the activities are extra, the talks are informative but not geared at under 5's. just not much to ...  more »
  • Warwick castle has loads to do and is great for everyone. The birds of prey display was my favourite. The dungeons are great entertainment but they take photos as you go in and then present you with 3...  more »
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  • We had an amazing experience....a once in a lifetime experience. We actually staying in one of the tower rooms which is a bucket list experience for me. We got the white glove treatment from the amazing staff. The rooms was cozy and beautiful and the food was delicious. We did many of the shows as well. Our 7 year old son had an great time but I was probably the most excited about it all. This is the view from our room in the morning. We had the whole castle to ourselves.
  • This castle may seem pricey and somewhat touristy, but it has something for everyone. History fans have some awesome staff on board to teach this castle history, there are entertaining staff for the kids, and the place is also largely designed as a family park. Much of the castle is also well preserved and extremely well presented, and all this as a privately funded entity. Thoroughly recommended.
  • Great attraction especially if you've got kids, but check before you go to see what's on. It's not a cheap day out and I felt distinctly ripped off by having to pay £6 on top of the entry fee for parking. You also have to pay extra to go into other bits of the castle unless you buy more expensive Kingdom ticket.
  • Went to Warwick with my friends, really enjoyed it there and was so interesting! We did a lot of walking so not good for anyone who can't walk long but there are plenty of places to rest and sit down. We also did the dungeons which was quite good and scary at the end. Lots of things for younger kids to do and other ages too!
  • I was worried that this would be something like a Disneyland, but was completely wrong! They do an excellent job of mixing interesting exhibits with touchable / doable things for the kids. We watched an open air event on birds of prey that was far better than what I have seen in the states - it was not just a "look at this bird and see her jump on the post then fly to the side." We were there off season and the walk from the car park was posted as "20 minutes" and they were right. However, even with the substantial crowd the castle did not seem overly crowded.