In the county of Warwickshire, sitting astride the river Avon, lies the ancient town of Warwick , home to Britain’s greatest medieval experience, Warwick Castle. With a 1000 year history of royal banquets and bloody battles, Warwick Castle stands imposingly on a sandstone bluff at a bend of the River Avon, the breathtaking view from its ramparts overlooking the magnificent spires of the Collegiate Church of St Mary.
Alternatively have a fabulous day out for the whole family with a wide variety of attractive parks, gardens and other historical places of interest, including: Hill Close Gardens, Lord Leycester Hospital & Master’s Garden, St Nicholas Park, Warwick Racecourse and much more.
The 11th century Warwick Castle ticks all the boxes for the ultimate medieval fortress experience. Actors, waxworks and live demonstrations help bring 1000 years of history to life. The State Rooms of Warwick Castle are lavishly furnished and the Great Hall holds over 1000 pieces of armour and weaponry. Kingmaker, an interactive exhibition, shows how these were made and how soldiers prepared for battle. Warwick Castle became a family home, and in Victorian times had its own hydro-electric generator and you can witness a day in Victorian high society as servants and ladies prepare for a Royal Weekend Party. Warwick Castle also has 60 acres of gardens and grounds to explore, medieval jousting and falconry shows and two impressive siege weapons – the Trebuchet and the Ballista.
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This Early Booker Ticket is for bookings made more than 7 days in advance, if you wish to visit sooner, please book either our Standard Ticket or Last Minute Ticket.
Imagine a totally electrifying, full day out at Britain’s Ultimate Castle! Where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history – come rain or shine. Where ancient myths and spell-binding tales will set your imagination alight and your hair on end! Where princesses are pampered and maidens are wooed!
Explore the 60 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens, which include the beautiful Peacock Garden and Conservatory, the Victorian Rose Garden and Pageant Field.
Throughout the year there is a fantastic programme of events including birds of prey, jousting and the world’s largest trebuchet in action Experience the excitement of Merlin: The Dragon Tower an exhilarating and interactive experience inspired by the hit BBC One family drama where you’ll be transported to the heart of Camelot to discover the secrets that are hidden deep inside the Tower before your ultimate encounter with the Great Dragon himself. New for 2012, the Witches of Warwick arrive in the Castle Dungeon bringing morbid spells and the darkest witchcraft games that will create an atmosphere so malevolent and chilling, even seasoned scaremongers will be terrified.