Warwick Castle, Warwick
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.
Warwick Castle Reviews
Warwick Castle itself is very interesting and lots to see in the Castle building. However, they also have a few displays a trebuchet (big throwing machine), and a falconry display. Unfortunately the t... more »
The first challenge was parking. Although we went early to try to get a close carpark, it was full. Happily, as we drove out of the carpark in search of the other one that was further away and a bit c... more »
Had a nice Sunday out to Warwick Castle. You couldn't have asked for better weather in March for it also, which definitely helped the day. The castle and grounds are lovingly kept and maintained. Real effort has gone into them, making them both beautiful and educational. We went along with my sister and my 6 year old niece. There was loads for her to see and do, and it was an entertaining visit for us all. It was not to expensive to get a ticket. And going on a Sunday did mean it was far less crowded. This did also mean however that few of the food and drink stands were open. Those that were has very long queues and little choice therefore. If I had known this beforehand, I would have brought my own lunch instead of going hungry. The bird show was a bit short and simple, but I believe a far better one is starting in a few weeks. I am tempted to give Warwick Castle another try to go and see this.
Had a great time. The grounds were kept clean, and the castle was open to explore. Climbed up a tower and had some of the best views of the area. Also the falconer show was incredible!
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