warwick castle is set amidst large rambling grounds . and the castle and grounds are accessed down a long driveway off a main road into warwick,
the day we visited was in the main summer hols and we queued for possibly an hour , some time queueing on the road and then queueing to park , this did seem to be a bit disorganised to be honest .from the car park it can be a good 20 minute walk to the castle.
then there was another 20 minute wait for tickets to get in ,
however once inside the castle grounds you can tell its going to be worth the wait ,
we first sat down on the grass for lunch and to watch the birds of prey demonstration and excelent and informative it was.
from here we decided to get up on the walls , there are some suprisingly high walls and higher towers, too wich there a lot of steps to climb and narrow passages to negotiate,
from here we went to the dungeons , only small but interesting.
ditto the next exhibition of arms and armour .
also worth note are the various characters wandering about in period costume .
time came now to watch the archery demonstration again fun and interesting,
as was the jousting , held on a large field to the side of the castle,
the jousting was fun and entertaining , as were the two knights in armour who hold a battle between themselves after the jousting event ,
we then had to clear the area back over the river to an embankment as they were going to fire the trebouchet,
basicaly a large catapult , over in a minute but fun to watch,
next we made for the haunted tower , to be honest i thought this a bit gimmicky , and also you had to pay extra , it wasnt cheap and was over in minutes . in my opinion give it a miss .
to end the day off we had a quick walk around the gardens and a tour of the accomodations halls bedrooms ,dining rooms etc , i would of liked more time to do these but the day had flown by and we were out of time ,
warwick certainly aint cheap to get in but you feel its money well spent and i would highly recomend the whole thing ,we will probably go back again next year at a quieter time ,
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