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“A great day out” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle
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Warwick Castle: Admission Ticket
Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Warwick
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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.
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“A great day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Its worth making the effort to get there early: a) because the later you are the further away from the castle you are in the car park, b) because the 'Opening of the Portcullis' is at 1030 and, c) its not a cheap attraction and you really want to spend as much time in the grounds as possible.

Car parking is pretty straightforward with very organised parking attendants directing operations. Its free to get in but costs £6 to get out. (Don't forget to buy a token as you leave the castle or you'll have to trek back up the hill to get one).

The opening of the portcullis is entertaining and educational and obviously follows the same script every day but this is an observation rather than a criticism. The same chap also does a longbow archery demonstration and operates the trebuchet firing flaming balls of goodness knows what down by the river. Both events take place morning and afternoon but obviously not the portcullis - once its open for the day that's it!

The view from the top of Guy's tower is well worth the trek and the main castle building is crammed full of medieval weaponry, armour and all sorts of interesting stuff. There's plenty to keep children amused - have a go archery, hunting bird demos, dungeons and noisy peacocks. There's plenty of food and drink outlets - not cheap but not outrageous either. You could save quite a bit on the overall cost by taking a picnic lunch.

The castle is a great day out for young and old if a little expensive to get in. The grounds are immaculately clean; the place was very busy when we visited but at no time did I see any litter blowing around or an overflowing bin.

Well worth a visit but set aside the whole day.

Visited July 2014
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Warwick_Manager, Liam, Guest Experience at Warwick Castle, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Hi Alan, thank you for leaving us a Trip Advisor review, we're very happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us. it's great to hear you found our car park attendants to be helpful and gave you a great welcome to the Castle. We're also thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Raising of the Portcullis (and got a great photo). We hope you can come and visit again.
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“Fantastic day out.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

We drove for 3 hours to get here but it was worth every driving second! As we visited with my disabled Dad, parking was free and borrowing a wheelchair was fantastic -- we rang in advance to arrange this. The staff were extremely helpful and advised us any of the areas where unfortunately wheelchair access was restricted. This is a extremely interesting place with lots to do and see. All areas were clean and tidy with a great shop and yummy cafe. Well worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Warwick_Manager, Liam, Guest Experience at Warwick Castle, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Hello DecoAnna, thanks for your lovely five star review. We're so pleased to hear you all had a fantastic day with us and we were well worth the journey. It's great to hear our team were all so helpful in assisting you to visit the most accessible areas of our site. We're really happy to know you all found us so interesting and we hope you'll come back soon.
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“Nice family day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went here on way to Walton Hall.long walk from the car park to the castle,about 20 mins.£6.00 parking and need to get ticket before you can get out.parking staff very good .after getting to the castle, found it very expensive to get in.I know the castle has to be kept in good condition but would need a mortgage to get in.

Visited July 2014
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Warwick_Manager, Liam, Guest Experience at Warwick Castle, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Hi there Joycelot, thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We were pleased to hear you had a nice family day overall. I have passed your comments about parking and pricing along to the appropriate teams for their awareness. Thanks again for letting us know your feedback.
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“Historical Warwick”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

I am rather biased as I live in Warwick, but it is a lovely old town with lots to see if you care to look! Warwick Castle is of course the place most tourists to Warwick go and it is well worth a day there, but it is worth having an afternoon wandering around the town as there is so much history! If you are spending the night there are a lot of lovely restaurants and bars in the town, with loads of choice from Italian, Indian, Chinese etc., Warwick Castle and the town are well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Warwick_Manager, Liam, Guest Experience at Warwick Castle, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Hello Sue, thanks for leaving lovely review of Warwick Castle. We're pleased to hear you think Warwick Castle is well worth a day out and we hope you'll continue to enjoy visiting this local landmark, especially in our 1100th anniversary year. Thanks again for you review.
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“Mediaeval Glamping-Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Second visit to Warwick Castle - went last summer for a day trip.

Very excited to have booked a weekend (inc. two days at the castle with priority entrance, parking, overnight stay in a glamping tent with breakfast and evening entertainment).

Two adults with 8yr old and almost 5yr old...

Special parking arrangements and priority entrance made a difference and knowing we had two days to explore made for a more relaxed visit.

Horrible Histories attractions and staff fantastic and brought the venue to life!

Opted for Mediaeval buffet (extra) on glamping site - good value and everyone liked something on offer. Evening entertainment a real bonus! Although site fully booked didn't feel cramped at all.

Tents extremely clean and comfortable.

Felt weekend deal was value for money.

Yes, food and drink in the venue expensive (aren't they all and this can be off-set by taking refreshments of your own), some don't like 'Merlinfication' of a historic site (for us this enhanced the visit) however we really enjoyed the whole experience which was made by the 'glamping' bit!

Visited July 2014
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Warwick_Manager, Liam, Guest Experience at Warwick Castle, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Thanks for this great five star review of your recent weekend Glamping at Warwick Castle Tang. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us so much last year that you decided to return and try out our Mediaeval Glamping Village. We were thrilled to read your comments about your stay including how much you enjoyed the food and facilities. We hope you'll come and visit us again soon.
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