Castles and dragons, dungeons and ice cream.
What's to see?
Warwick Castle is a real castle. You can walk around the battlements, up towers, and through the great hall and chambers.
It combines wax work models (it is part of the Madame Tussauds group) with real-life re-enactment.
Every day they fire a massive trebuchet - a giant sling-type catapult used to destroy castle walls. There's also storytelling and dungeons.
To the Tower
The battlements and towers are very high. The view is quite impressive. However, castle'sdon't have lifts, so be prepared for many steps.
Unlike many other castles, they operate a one-way system, so you don't have to climb up or down a staircase whilst others are going in the opposite direction.
It gets busy, though, and you often queue up or down (which can be very tiring if carrying a little one!).
When we visited, this was an additional entrance fee. We didn't do this. Children must be aged 10+.
Things to watch out for
This is a good day out but a pricey tourist spot as it attracts many overseas visitors.
As with many places these days, the entrance fee for a family is expensive. There are many discounts and 2-for-1 offers made available throughout the year. Check Warwick Castle web site.
Car parking is extra and about a 20-minute walk to the castle when we visited.
Food, drinks, and ice cream are all very expensive. Take a picnic if you can.
Warwick Castle Tickets and Opening Times
The castle is open every day from 10 am. It closes at 5 pm during the winter or 6 pm in the summer, and there's a list of events throughout the day.
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