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“Touristy but still a fun day out”
Review of Warwick Castle

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Oxford, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
Ranked #3 of 48 things to do in Warwick
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 22, 2012

We visited in November as a family. It was a bit chilly but still great fun visiting the site. We stayed at a B&B in town and could easily walk to the castle, saving on the car park fee. The castle has a number of offers if you buy online, have vouchers from the tourist office or supermarkets, or are English Heritage members, so check before you visit.

We chose to get tickets to just the castle and grounds, as we have a small child and didn't think that the added attractions were child appropriate. The castle itself is gorgeous and very photogenic, especially upon arrival. There is a nice playground on the left as you enter. It's not ideal in rainy weather but would be nice with slides and climbing areas in fairer weather.

Inside the castle, we visited the great hall room, which had interesting armor and staff who would let us try holding swords and the like for a fun photo. We could also visit several rooms, which had a vast array of paintings and portraits, as well as furniture and even some wax sculptures (after all, this castle is owned by Madame Tussaud's group).

There is a tower for children which has periodic story readings. We queued for the reading, which was up a spiral staircase and in a specially designed room. The story lasted just 15 min and was designed for small children. Our son seemed to enjoy. It was a mix of fairy tales and had a 'talking picture' which was a clever touch. Everyone could take a 'pea' home to test under their mattresses.

We climbed the castle walls, which were indeed a lot of steps with no early exit, so be forewarned. It's not for anyone with limited mobility. But the views are excellent and worth the effort. There is a particularly nice view of the Tudor houses just outside the castle. We also climbed the mound area, which had fabulous views of the gardens. We didn't stroll through the gardens as the weather was damp, but it looks like it would be lovely in the summer. There is also a trebuchet on display.

All in all, we spent just over 3 hours at the castle. If you want to add on the extra fee areas and the gardens, as well as lunch, it would be easy to spend all day here. We enjoyed the visit and would recommend it.

Thank tangek
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

A very enjoyable visit, I must add,that It's best to set aside a complete day to explore the Castle, as there's so much to see.The meals in the restaurant are excellent and good value.

Thank Alan R
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The organisation of this castle is really good with lots to do and see even if you can't stomach a tour of real dungeons and torture chambers. The grounds are just lovely.

Thank MisterJDW
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We spent the whole day here. It was fascinating. Well worth the trip.
Staff were very informative and very helpfull. The falconrey display was superb.!!

Thank Jackie T
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Very expensive - £62 for 2 adults and very theme park - hadn't realised its owned by the waxworks family - should have guessed by the number of waxwork figures everywhere! Having visited a number of castles and places of interest this year -Windsor and the Brighton Pavillion of particular note - this one was disappointing as an adult. Perhaps if we had been between 7 - 16 we might have found it more interesting.

Thank Kimberley C
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