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Over 1000 years of awesome and awful history
Spend a day at Warwick Castle and experience the horrors and delights history has to offer. Explore the famous medieval castle and 60 acres of grounds and gardens. Buy one day tickets to Warwick Castle for an educational and fun day out, suitable for families and anyone interested in times gone by.
Situated in the county town of Warwickshire, Warwick Castle started as a earthen rampart (a defensive boundary) built on orders of Alfred the Great's daughter in the 10th century. In 1068, around two years after the battle of Hastings, the castle starts to take shape as a motte and bailey fort built by William the Conqueror. Over the coming centuries the castle changes greatly, being rebuilt and expanded. Check out the Time Tower when you visit Warwick Castle to learn more about the castle's rich history.
Your ticket to Warwick Castle includes access to all daily shows which include medieval jousting and birds of prey. You will become engaged with many interactive attractions and walk-through adventures including the creepy Castle Dungeon - a great, educational family experience that's genuinely a little scary. The Castle Dungeon may not be suitable for all children under ten, according to Warwick Castle, but much less scary is The Princess Tower which definitely won't give you nightmares. When you're ready for food and drink, there's plenty of choice at Warwick Castle including The Undercroft restaurant offering pasta and pizza with a great 'all you can eat and drink' deal. Warwick Castle also has three memorabilia and gift shops where you can buy anything from princess gowns to replica swords.
Warwick Castle useful information
Opening hours: 10am to 4-9pm, depending on time of year. Warwick Castle is closed on Christmas Day.
Age limits: None. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under four go free.
Maps: Warwick Castle map - Google Maps
Facilities: baby changing (mother and baby/nursing area in The Undercroft restaurant), cafe/restaurants, cash machines, disabled access in most areas, guide dogs permitted, manual wheelchairs available subject to availability with no hire charge (refundable deposit needed), toilets (including disabled)
Telephone: 0871 265 2000 (9am-5pm 7 days a week)
Postal address: Warwick Castle, Customer Information, Warwick Castle, Warwick, CV34 4QU, United Kingdom
Wiki page: Warwick Castle Wikipedia
Warwick Castle facts and trivia
Unsurprisingly, Warwick Castle is said to be haunted, in particular by Fulke Greville who was granted the castle in 1604 by James I. Greville, despite being murdered in Holborn, is said to haunt the Watergate Tower.
Warwick Castle has hosted many music concerts including performances by Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, Paul Weller and The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
In 2005, the world's largest functioning trebuchet (a type of catapult) arrived at Warwick Castle. The authentic recreation weighs 22 tonnes, stands 18 metres high and throws missiles weighing 80 lbs up to 300 meters.