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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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  • Our Children love to visit Santa at Warwick Castle so much so it's become a family tradition. Walk around the castle, have a wonderful carvery then visit Santa. The quality of the Santa has been secon...  more »
  • What a shame that the historic importance of the castle is being slowly eroded by the over commercialism. Visited on December 20th, paid full price but when I showed our tickets at the turnstiles ever...  more »
  • Warwick Castle is one of my favourite castles but having visited the place twice this year, I'm not convinced that it would be much better in the hands of others in looking after this national treasur...  more »
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  • We had our first ever visit here on Tuesday. We were thrilled with our experience. Lots to do, the shows are perfectly times out so there's always something going on. My girls loved the Princess tower story. The fireball thing was impressive. And the jousting was so good we watched it twice. Viewing the jousting is a little difficult if you don't get there early as everyone stands up. Maybe as a slight improvement, it could be suggested that the first row of people sit, so that others behind can see. However, we were early birds so got a fab view both times. I particularly liked watching the wonderful Knights in shining armour. They were very nice indeed. I shall be returning, for the children of course. Overall a wonderful day out.
  • It is a bit too much on the way to a theme park atmosphere. But it is well presented and maintained and was still an interesting visit. Not sure I would have been happy to pay full price as we had two for one offer.
  • Great day out. Went during the halloween event and spent all day in the castle. Birds of prey were amazing. Enjoyed the events but wife did not appreciate large queues for women's toilets
  • Great entertainment. Bit pricey without offers and bit cheeky to charge for parking. Little awkward to find at first and a bit of a trek to walk from the car park. Plenty to do inside. Well maintained grounds and facilities. Staff friendly and fun. Great shows. Food good but expensive. Can get a bit crowded at peak times. Trebuchet launch & jousting fun to watch, plus shows. A good fun day out & our local "home" Merlin attraction so we visit using our annual passes quite a bit.
  • We stayed in one of the Tower rooms. It was such an amazing and unforgettable experience. You really are made to feel like a VIP and the room was so lovely and amazing. I'd love to do it again!