A leading role in history
Situated on a bend in the River Avon, the castle was originally designed to keep the Midlands from rising up against the recent Norman invaders. Since that time it has played a leading role in many chapters of British history and has been the home of hundreds of important figures, pretenders to the throne and the occasional villain. Drama simply seeps from its stony walls.
For history lovers, it’s too good an attraction to miss.
Knights and days at Warwick Castle
Where to start? The Castle dungeon is a must for those who like their thrills and chills. A 50 minute walkthrough of this dismal place is enhanced by actors and special effects. Find out what it really meant to get on the wrong side of the Earl of Warwick.
Game of Thrones fans will appreciate the Knight Shows where you can watch chivalrous heroes face off against each other in an authentic recreation of olde style combat. Falconry was a big hobby in Medieval times and you can watch a bird of prey display that will show you why it had such a fascination for our ancestors.
For a bit of fun you can get lost in the Horrible Histories Maze, while the castle’s grounds are well worth a stroll around.