Warwick Castle Warwick
Castle Lane
Warwickshire  CV34 4QU
 
  
The beautiful, white Warwick Castle is known as being Britain’s Ultimate Castle. The word ‘castle’ conjures up a storybook image and Warwick Castle fits the bill - it is complete and in excellent condition.
 
The Experience - Family Day out, Great Entertainment
There are sumptuous State Apartments, imposing medieval battlements, a moat, a range of themed attractions and extensive gardens. There are costumed guides and colourful storytellers; lifelike wax medieval characters created by the Madame Tussauds’ team as well as interactive entertainment.
 
A tour of the 14th century Castle Dungeon is enhanced by a terrifying mix of live actors coupled with sound, visual and light effects. This attraction is only suitable for children over ten years of age and adults. When purchasing tickets, this attraction is an optional extra.”
 
Battle Re-enactments & Gigantic Trebuchet!
Around the 13th and 14th centuries, Siege Machines were developed as an integral part of an army’s weapons when attacking a Castle. At Warwick Castle, the world's largest Trebuchet (Catapult Siege Machine) can be seen in action. It weighs some 22 tonnes and without doubt is massive.
 
A full programme of events is held throughout the day. Some of these have limited audience numbers and timed tickets should be acquired on arrival. The earlier you acquire your ticket the more likely you are to be able to choose a time.
 
Refreshments
Visitors are treated to a wide choice of venues ranging from food outlets on the extensive landscaped lawns, to your choice of either the Coach House Family Restaurant or the medieval Undercroft. Or maybe choose a Feast & Banquet on one of the Castle’s Themed nights.
 
For food and refreshments information go to Web:  Warwick Castle/ Restaurants & Shops
 
Accommodation- Search & Book through Expedia.com here: 
 
The History
William the Conqueror built the first true castle at Warwick in 1068. The Castle overlooks the River Avon and dominates the town of Warwick - it controlled the river valley and the crossing on the London road.
 
The towers and curtain wall that protect the inner courtyard are the result of restructuring carried out in the 14thand 15th centuries.  Set in the middle of the north wall is a gigantic Keep. As a last resort in times of trouble, the castle inhabitants would flee to the Keep in the hope of outlasting the invaders!
 
The Earls of Warwick were extremely powerful and influential and the Castle has played an important part in England’s history.  Visitors learn about this history through a number of colourful and entertaining ways. New attractions are being developed each year. It is a great day out for children and adults alike.
 
Plan Your Visit 
Accommodation- Search & Book through Agoda.com here: 
 
Disabled Access 
Most of the Castle Grounds and all Shows/Events are accessible to wheelchair users. However, the Castle itself because of its age and design is not accessible to wheelchairs. Instead of walking through the Barbican Gateway on a cobbled surface, it is possible to use an alternate route. For detailed information go to  Web: Warwick Castle/ Accessibility
 
Entry Costs
Standard adult tickets start from £17.22 (when booked online 7 or more days in advance). Prices vary according to time of year and package purchased.  We can only advise the visitor to check prices (and book tickets) on the Castle  Web:  Warwick Castle/ Tickets
 
Opening Dates & Times
The Castle is open all year except Christmas Day (25th December).
Warwick Castle opens from 10:00 during the main season. Closing time varies depending on the date, and we always recommend you check the opening times for your chosen visit date.
For full details go to   Web:  Warwick Castle/ Opening Times 
 
Facilities
Toilets, Baby Room & Change, Ticket Booths for Shows, Multi-Media Guides, Wheelchairs for hire, Refreshments and Parking
 
Contact & Further Information
 
Getting There
- By Road
The Castle is well signposted, and less than two miles from junction 15 of the M40. Ther address is: Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6AH (for standard parking).
 
The Castle website has an excellent section on  Web:  Parking & Directions 
 
Google Maps - Warwick Castle