Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Warwick Castle review

Warwick Castle is owned by Merlin Entertainments and is in the heart of Warwick. It was built in Medieval times and it was developed from a wooden fort that was built by William the Conqueror in 1068. They have daily shows at the castle and they usually include guided tours of the castle, the launching of their mighty trebuchet, a flight of the eagle’s bird display plus a War of the Roses live jousting display. Kids can also join in with a training camp to learn about how to be a knight.

There is a Horrible Histories-themed maze where you have to collect stamps on your way around. It’s not the hardest maze to complete but there are lots to find along the way which older kids will especially love. In the castle grounds, you can walk the battlement walls which are on a one-way system and involve a lot of steps up and down. There are some great views along the way. The Time Tower is an attraction within the clock tower with immersive audio-visual elements. On weekends you can go on a princess quest to solve a riddle. Kingmaker tells the story of the castle’s past with some excellent waxworks.

In the main house at Warwick Castle, you can also see a series of rooms again with waxworks telling the story of what it was like to experience a lavish weekend party. You can also purchase an additional ticket for the Castle Dungeons (recommended for adults and children aged 10 and over). There is also a relatively new ZOG-themed play area. This has Dragon Wing Zip Wires, an adventure crawl tunnel and interactive sand play. Plus themed role-play market stalls, dragon slides and swings and Princess Pearl’s Tower.

Warwick castle
Warwick castle
Warwick castle
Warwick castle

FAQ and Further Information Warwick Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There are a couple of restaurants and a tea house at Warwick Castle plus a few fast food kiosks. You are welcome to picnic outside.

What are the main things to do?

Castle with battlements that you can walk, a series of attractions in different buildings including waxworks, audiovisuals, princess quests and dungeons. Daily events, such as a bird display, trebuchet launch, jousting and more. Plus a Horrible Histories-themed maze and Zog-themed play area. There are toilets and a choice of places to eat.

What are the ticket prices?

*Expensiveu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive – tickets are usually around £26 per person if purchased online in advance. Under 3’s are free, . There are often good offers to be found over at Groupon.

Is there parking?

There is parking and charges apply.

When are they open?

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Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

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