Warwick Castle

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Warwick Castle
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Imagine a totally electrifying 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 set your imagination alight, and your hair on end. Where princesses are pampered and maidens are wooed, as winners become true heroes and losers are confined to dark, dank dungeons to be forgotten for eternity. It could only be Warwick Castle.
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Russy3024
Surrey, UK401 contributions
We came here last Saturday after spending the previous night in a lodge at the Knights Village (highly recommended).
The highlights for me were the bird of prey display that they conduct down near the river, and the rampart walk. Some of the birds they bring out are simply spectacular, and you have to see to believe the size of the Andean Condor. The walk of the ramparts takes about 45 minutes, and I would suggest that anyone who is not keen on enclosed spaces should think twice about doing this part, as there is one tower that seems to have hundreds of steps up to the top, in a very tight space. Whilst I was there, one person panicked and tried to get back down the stairwell which really has only space for people going up, so this caused all sorts of problems. That said, the views are spectacular and it really gives you a feel of what defending the castle walls must have been like!.
There is also a 'Castle dungeon' experience, which is about £8 each extra if you book online - 30 mins of being scared by actors in different rooms, very cleverly done and a definite highlight. My 8 and 10 year olds were scared but did enjoy it!
Food wise, I didnt think it was all that, with little choice on offer. We ended up eating fish and chips from a hut when we didnt want anything as heavy as that, and the cafe only had chicken and chorizo sandwiches - quite limited. This was the only negative, otherwise we had a great time here and would definitely come here again.
Written May 24, 2022
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Thank you for your comprehensive feedback and top tips for other readers Russy3024. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day at the Castle as well as your Knight's Village stay. We are delighted to hear that you rate your visit as spectacular, and we share your thoughts regarding the amazing birds of prey and falconers.
Written June 3, 2022
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Dottystella
Brighton, UK55 contributions
Solo
I visited Warwick Castle as part of a solo weekend away and prebooked in advance as per current guidance due to COVID-19.

I arrived nice and early and the queuing system , temperature checks , sanitization points and mask requirements were all fair and located throughout the castle .

Upon entering the castle I headed straight for the interior and was able to enjoy a clear route signposted around the inside . The same applies for the kingmaker experience .

Although great views are given climbing the towers is not something I would recommend for those who are claustrophobic as the stair wells are very narrow and use hand sanitizer after coming out as holding onto the rails is necessary .

Some things are sadly currently closed under the guidance .

But the birds of prey show did look amazing and the peacock garden and grounds are beautiful.

I only had a snack and hot drink from the conservatory which was £5 in total but I would advise families bring picnics as it is allowed and not many of the food places are open at the moment again due to COVID .

Also the dungeons is a extra cost which I didn’t do but from overhearing staff and other visitors this needs to be booked in advance as well .

I did enjoy my visit to the castle but would look to return when it is all open up again.
I feel that having staff members located around the interior to answer questions about the different artefacts would be good or a app with a map and digital guide would be useful under the current restrictions.

And the castle is located in central Warwick so parking in one of the town car parks might be easier and cheaper as well as it’s really easy to walk to and clearly signposted as well .
Written August 4, 2020
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Thank you for your lovely informative review Dottystella, it is great to hear about your day out. Heading to the Great Hall and Towers & Ramparts early is the best way to avoid the queues that develop later in the day. We are sorry that you did not catch any of our history team, they are usually based in the Great Hall or State Rooms, and our free history tours restarted part way through the season so we are sorry that you missed those. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Warwick another time.
Written November 24, 2020
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Happychap
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Family
Just revisited Warwick Castle after 17 years with now adult son & my young niece - i was shocked to discover how commercialised it has now become, especially the inner bailey area - this area was once so beautiful, sadly now over commercialised with mobile food units which indeed are found everywhere through out the castle grounds. Most activities & attractions here are about £6, costs can mount up quickly and its very expensive for a family. I spent £36+ on activities for one person & £60+ on food drink, £6 carpark & £97 entrance fee plus petrol to travel here. A word of caution about The Dungeons, it is very scary & while in queue some families left this actraction visibly upset crying etc, my niece who is 10 only managed about 30 seconds before becoming emotionally upset herself, we left early. We enjoyed the Peacock garden it's wonderful, it's unspoilt managing to escape so far the commercialism here & the lovely millhouse too! Overall, it has become a cashcow catering for foreign visitors & the inner bailey area (main ground inside castle where the great hall, dungeon, etc are located) especially has been in our opinion ruined by the owners it's so sad to see, my son agrees with me on this. A once regal & splendid castle this area has been spoilt, it's such a shame. We will not be returning!
Written August 5, 2022
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Thank you for your review. We’re disappointed that some aspects of your visit did not meet your expectations. We continually review our pricing structure to ensure value of money for our guests, and appreciate your feedback.
Written August 14, 2022
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scott b
Northampton, UK7 contributions
Couples
Attended Michael Buble concert on 13th July. Paid £200 each for Gold tickets but was very disappointed in how the event was organised and will certainly never attend Warwick castle for a music event again.

Firstly, there was no pre-event information sent out which clearly detailed what you could take in, best place to park etc.

Tickets stated that gates would open at 1700hrs. We were there on time and queued for 1hr before security started letting people in. Security then took 500ml bottles of pop, sweets and crisps off of people who were entering the venue so that food and drink had to be purchased inside. I purchased 1 x can of sprite and 1 x small can of Heineken, which cost 7.50. I then purchased 2 x hotdogs, which cost 15.00.

We could have been in any field in any part of the country. There were certainly no views of the castle.

There was no soap or sanitiser provided in the wash area near the portaloos.

There was nothing special about the gold ticket area and people were corralled in like livestock. Too many people were crammed in this small area.

There was no support act and Buble did not appear on stage until 20.30hrs. He left the stage at 21.30 then returned to finish off with 3 more songs. Very poor.

Upon leaving the venue there was complete disarray. A number of exits were closed so again everyone was herded like cattle.

Overall a very poor show and I certainly would bot reccomend attending a music event at this venue.
Written July 23, 2022
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Debbie C-S
Eckington, UK4 contributions
Had tickets to a 'Picnic in the Park with Michael Bublé bought in 2019 and postponed until 2022. No email, found out by word of mouth, no support band, no picnic, only 500ml of water permitted. They even confiscated a bag of skittles as the greedy promoters wanted us to buy expensive unhealthy burgers, chips and pizza. Crammed 15000 people into a field and charged £70 for a concert that started at 8.15 and ended at 9.30 with 3 short encore songs. Sound was dreadful, volume coming and going and no speakers towards the back of the slope so all those at the back could not hear including the poor people in the disabled section. Where was the sound check for such a superstar. Screens were too small and right at the front. Such a disappointment for a concert that we were so looking forward to but felt completely ripped off afterwards. Will not be visiting anything put on by the greedy promoters at Warwick Casle again.
Written July 14, 2022
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jjay26
London, UK71 contributions
We visited the castle yesterday (26th July) and had a wonderful time altogether, but the tall History Guide (Andrew) really made our visit.

We went on his Barbican tour and we (and the rest of the group) were in hysterics. He was really informative, so dramatic and just amazingly entertainingly over the top! It was a brilliant 25 minutes that we'll remember for a very long time and his final remark about ticket prices was the crowning glory!

The castle should treasure Andrew.
Written July 27, 2022
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K.Herald
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Paid a visit today to warwick Castle.I had paid for 2 refillable quenchers online when I arrived I went to the gift shop to claim them they don't do them and told me to go to the cafe but said I would be able to refill at any of the green fill stations.I went to the cafe and got my drinks and was told to refill any time. Problem was none of the green fill stations were open so had to go back to the cafe every time.The temperature was 36 degrees and there lots of people and school kids around who were not able to use the fill stations this in unbearable heat.There were Italians Spanish Americans .There was only one pizza van one ice cream van. The only attraction was the falcon display which was really good. What the foreign visitors thought ?Why sell tickets at full price and not open all the food drinks and attractions I thought this was a waste of money and will not go again.This was my third visit and it just gets worse.
Written July 18, 2022
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Robert C
Rowley Regis, UK3 contributions
Family
We have been to Warwick castle after dark for halloween several times in the past and really enjoyed it, didn’t go last year so decided to go back this year and dress up! Paid entry tickets on line Inc dungeon (£132 for 4) and merrily went along. Wow were we disappointed! Gone was the arena for spooky events, only saw a couple of dressed up official characters and nothing but food tables to sit and eat food bought from the many food stalls that now seemed to be the main event before getting to the castle and boy did they know they had a captured audience! Prices were ridiculous! Burger and chips £12.50, chicken and chips £10, then in the castle the whole centre grass are was full
Of tables and chairs, with a ‘concert, tent with live bands and loud music which a couple of stalls were ‘bars’ for drinks such as mulled wine, spiced cider and hot chocolate ( again big prices with small cups-£20 for four small drinks). It was more a concert event than spooky event I saw young kids dressed up and no entertainment, if it’s music, food and a dungeons then we would have gone else where. Lost all spirit of what it was supposed to be, dressing up seemed pointless and all commercial. Even when we went to the dungeon, the actor at the meeting place mentioned how loud the music was, we could hardly hear him, then in our group we had a couple of people clearly having had too much to drink and were told at the start to behaviour, but unfortunately more were let in to our group which meant there were too many in each room, crammed and too much talking, spoilt the whole thing and could hear the music still even when inside. We love the castle and the history but have to say the who night just seemed to be a music concert, expensive food and drink and little in the way of hallowe’en experience, we will look else where in future for such events. Looked at the Christmas package but entrée plus paying for ice ring, Santa, light trail, need I go on! Gone has the day of one entry fee got you access to many inside events and interaction, now you have to pay on top ! Think of what made the castle great please! With integration with the guests! I know it was a late evening event probably more for adults but not all of us want to sit and listen to loud music, drink and eat and little else! No interaction, no real atmosphere, very very disappointed
Written October 31, 2021
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We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to the Castle After Dark. We vary attractions each year to provide a variety of entertainment to appeal to all ages. We try to improve the experience for our guests each year and appreciate your feedback about your visit.
Written January 1, 2022
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Sue R
London2 contributions
Friends
We booked afternoon tea online for two and arrived about 30-40 minutes prior. When we arrive we were not allowed in as we didn’t not realise we also had to buy the entry ticket. So we went to the ticket office and asked to pay. She asked if we were goi g to look round the castle given it was heavy rain as the entry was £53 for the two of us. We explain we hadn’t planned to as we were going on afterwards. She said we wouldn’t see much in 20 minutes and suggested looking in the shops next to the castle and making our way down to the conservatory about ten minute walk back to the car park. She said they will let us in with our online ticket for the afternoon tea no problem.
They greeted us fine on entry through two large doors and the afternoon tea and the waitress were lovely. Then it stopped raining so they said we could sit on the terrace as the conservatory was extremely humid. So when we finished we stood up And looked at the peacocks in garden, which was part of the terrace area.
Then all of a sudden a girl came over and said ‘you have not paid to get in the castle so you cannot look round the garden and need to leave now. We have never been so embarrassed so we offered to pay for the entry but she said no we are going to escort you through the back door and they did.
We never made a fuss or anything and didn’t get an opportunity to treat the lovely waitress.
Such a horrible experience to what had been a lovely tea.
Written June 24, 2021
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Thank you for leaving a review. We're sorry to hear you had a negative experience during your Afternoon Tea with us. If you would like to discuss your trip further, please get in touch via email at guest.feedback@warwick-castle.com.
Written June 25, 2021
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b11lrs
Sleaford, UK322 contributions
Couples
My wife had been to Warwick Castle before but this was a first for me and I had really been looking forward to it. At the moment there are no walk ins so everyone has to book online. An easy process with minimal skills required.
We arrived about 10.30, opening being 10am, car parking was operated very efficiently with a team leading drivers to available spaces. Car parking is an extra £6 which I find a little galling as it isn’t really cheap to get in. There are no tokens to leave and therefore you will need contactless cards to leave. If you haven’t got one, well I assume you stay forever.
COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing are in place. Temperatures are checked and screening is in place at the bag search. Whenever you are inside a building you will need a mask.
The first part we went to was the horrible histories maze. Covid means you are guided round rather than get lost. Not as bad as it sounds and loads of fun information within.
Moving on we went to the Great Hall, a short queue, probably because the falconry display was about to start. As you enter, mask up, sanitise and social distance. The displays are glorious, the waxworks impressive and the information informative.
Once out we used the toilets. They are down more stairs as you exit the hall. Social Distancing is a little difficult going down and up. I found the gents clean and sweet smelling. However my wife said that when you are sitting down in the ladies it is not as clean as one would hope for.
We decided on an ice cream and drink for lunch, not a lot you may say but enough for us at the time. I saw there was only 4 family groups in the queue in the stall opposite the hall. Big mistake! Whoever was operating this stall was so slow that it took 21 minutes for me to purchase two ruby magnums and a sugar free sprite for £7. I grew a beard while waiting and almost gave up.
There is a lot to do and see here, kids love it, we enjoyed it but be aware that there are extras for going into the dungeon, only £10 per person extra so the poster told me.
I have given the site 5 stars despite a couple of negative comments and this is because it would be cherish to knock it down for minor points.
Written August 15, 2020
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