I have a great love for England’s castle, cathedrals and churches. They have so much history and life bursting from their seams, and there’s so much to gain from just walking round the stoned footpaths and beautiful gardens.
Warwick Castle fits the bill; with almost 1000 years of history under it’s belt, you really can’t get much better. I honestly think it’s my favourite castle in the country, it’s absolutely stunning. So here’s my guide on how to get there, where to stay, and how to get the most out of your next adventure.
Developed from an original build by William the Conqueror in 1068, Warwick Castle can be located in the town of Warwickshire, right next to the river Avon. The original castle was rebuilt in the 12th century. In 1604. it was converted into a country house and was owned by the Greville family, who became known as the Earls of Warwick in 1759, until 1978 when it was bought by the Tussauds Group.
How to Get There
The castle is well sign posted, and can be found less than two miles from junction 15 of the M40.
Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6AH
Warwick Castle Attractions
There is TONNES to see at Warwick Castle, and even on the drizzliest of days there’s still plenty to do and keep your little ones occupied!
Here are some highlights…
-Horrible Histories Maze
You can’t beat a good old maze, and this one is no different. Choose your path, and travel through time to unravel all things horrible! Each time you make it through one time era, you collect a stamp…and once you’ve filled your sheet, there’s even a free gift for the little ones at the end of it too!
-The Castle Dungeon
I LOVE dungeons, I don’t know why, I just do. An Warwick’s dungeon will not let you down. With incredible actors, even more incredible settings and tonnes of historical facts, this tour will keep you on your toes-it’s not for the faint hearted!
-The Mighty Trebuchet
This catapult is an authentic recreation of one of the biggest and most deadly military machines of all time. It’s so incredible-and extremely dramatic; definitely go give it a watch if you’re visiting!
Wondering what else there is to see? Head over to their website, and find out more now! There are also displays and shows throughout the year, including daily birds of prey displays, meeting princesses, and jousting shows throughout the summer!
Where to Stay
So we stayed in the Castle grounds when we visited Warwick, in their Medieval village. It was so much fun! They offer 3 completely unique styles of accommodation; woodland lodges, Medieval glamping, or a luxurious Tower Suite (Located on private floors of the 14th century Caesar’s Tower, enjoy a exclusive stay including a private tour of the Castle!) There are also many activities you can take part in on an evening, including free Have-A-Go Archery for adults and kids, Knight’s School, Jester’s School and a Bird of Prey experience; all subject to availability!
To find out more about the types of accommodation, dates and pricing, click here.
As with most things in today’s society, booking ahead (as well as online) will help you save those hard earned pennies! There are three separate online prices you can go for, a standard Castle Day Ticket (from £13), a Castle Day Ticket + Castle Dungeon (from £16), or a Knight’s Village Short Break (from £42.25pp).
Their short breaks are honestly great value for money, you really can’t go wrong.
And there you have it! Take a visit, dig a little into our country’s famous history, and create memories that will last a life time.
Adventure awaits, so go.