Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

 Warwickshire, England.
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Castles and dragons, dungeons and ice cream.

Our Review

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

View from the tower
Spiral Staircase - Warwick Castle Style

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!).

Castle Dungeons

When we visited, this was an additional entrance fee.  We didn't do this.   Children must be aged 10+. 

Things to watch out for

Warwick Castle Guard - who goes there?

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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Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle
CV34 6AH

Longitude: -1.58883325
Latitude: 52.279790875

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