Warwick Castle isn't just your average castle, it's a magnificent medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068! Today, It opens its sturdy gates to welcome all knights and princesses for a day of medieval adventures! Whether you go on a Warwick Castle day trip or stay for an unforgettable overnight experience with Warwick Castle Breaks, you're in for a fantastic time.
Delve into the jaw-dropping history of the castle and discover mysteries of ancient myths, spell-binding tales and centuries of history. All historians will be totally captivated, no matter how small they may be! Experience the magic of the Arthurian legend first hand in Merlin: The Dragon Tower, which is cooly inspired by the BBC show. Smell the fear in the battles, explore four centuries of secret rooms, meet shy ghosts and walk into the dead bear’s lair. You can also discover the castle defences and walk the castle grounds!
Kids Play Areas
Not only is Warwick Castle an exciting historical experience for your little ones, but it's also an interactive experience for your youngsters too. Enter the Horrible Histories Maze and muddle through challenges to escape the past, or travel back in time in the Ticking Time Tower. Rule the kingdom from a mini fortress at the Pageant Playground and be sure to stop by The Mighty Trebuchet to see a huge catapult. Take a break from the adventure and visit the shops for some unforgettable keepsakes and tuck into something delicious at one of the restaurants, no medieval gruel allowed!
Birds of Prey Show
Take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful grounds - what do you see when you look up...? Could it be the 9-foot wingspan of a bird of prey? Warwick Castle offers the ultimate falconry experiences. Watch the aerial acrobatics of the fastest owls, vultures, and eagles on earth!
Calendar of Events
There are so many epic event days to get stuck into as well as interactive play areas. Get your tickets to the Dragon Slayer
, this gripping theatrical performance is a sensational light show filled with captivating storytelling, fearless fighting, majestic horses & thrilling battles all set around the local legend of Guy of Warwick and his love Princess Felice. With a breath-taking fireworks finale too, it's a truly unforgettable experience. Other special events throughout the year include the Midsummer Carnival
, The Luna Cinema
, musical performances and lots of exciting seasonal events too!
Warwick Castle's Breaks
This ultimate castle experience also offers an extended stay to those who are not ready for their medieval quest to end... Curious about stopping over in the Knight's Village at Warwick Castle
? Check out our very own family review on our latest adventure blog
! This magical family day out / stay-cation has entertainments fit for royalty, a delicious banquet, and only the best luxury cabins to wind down after a day of family fun! Or take it up a notch and enjoy some Warwick Castle glamping
, a luxurious staycation for the whole family to enjoy!
- Explore the mystical Merlin-themed tower
- Escape the Horrible History Maze
- New interactive Zog-themed quest