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.
Tours To Warwick Castle
Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $131
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $129
Duration: 11 hours
Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $82
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Warwick Castle Reviews
We had a lovely rain free day for this. I appreciated the landscaping and the explanations describing what I was seeing. The sounds and the figures as well as the modern day bits was great. The... more »
Brilliant day out at the castle Really needed more time to explore it all The food provision is poor The all you can eat pasta pizza buffet at £12.95 each is very poor quality and value Otherwise... more »
I really enjoyed the visit to the castle. Plenty of things to see and do. It cost £30 for two adults to visit the castle only, which I thought was very reasonable. Full of history and very entertaining.
Fantastic place, so well preserved and you get to walk all over the place. Lots to explore and see. Dungeon experience was good too.
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