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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. Make Warwick Castle a centerpiece of your Warwick vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Warwick tour planner.
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  • Plenty of things for all the family enjoyed it immensely food a bit expensive not enough seats or shade but the war of roses was amazing kept my family enthralled the horrible histories kept adults an...  more »
  • I visited the castle many times and i enjoyed every time,very impressive presentation. Thank you for a great day!  more »
  • Had a lovely time here so much to see & great for families. One negative was the time to get tickets & no cover or protection from the elimints not good on a cold wet day or if it's really busy. The d...  more »
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  • It was a nice place to visit. The highlight for me was the bird shows and being able to climb the towers and walk around the castle walls. I wish there would have been more actors in period costumes. I think they should scrap the dungeon part and put that to better use.
  • Great place for primary aged children. Could do with some more historical information for the older audience; those interested in finding out more about The Kingmaker and his pivotal role in history. Dungeons tour really interactive and fun but not for very young children.
  • Had a fantastic day. Really enjoyed the gardens. You need to spend the whole day there as there's so much to see and do. Definitely the best castle that I've seen in the UK.
  • Although apparently owned by an entertainment company, they've done a commendable job of keeping the castle and its grounds in authentic condition. Yes, do expect gift stores, visits with actresses dressed as princesses, and other things more associated with amusement parks. But on balance a lovely place to visit. I'm sorry we couldn't stay longer only because we were on a tour bus schedule.
  • Fabulous and fun trip into history. Buy tickets on line as I think it saves money. Full day of things to see and do. Great for kids and adults alike
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