There’s something for everyone at Warwick Castle…
Whether you’re roaming the walls of the Towers & Ramparts and escaping the 21st century.
Or unearthing the hidden treasures of the castle’s rich history.
Perhaps you’re looking to discover and be amazed by the unexpected?
There’s something for everyone at Warwick Castle!
Will you survive the Castle Dungeon?
The Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to Warwick’s most perilous past. See, hear, feel and (ahem!) smell the chillingly amusing characters of the ‘bad ol’ days’ as they come to life before you.
Endure the bad ol’ days…
Our resident Jester will prepare you for your journey through 300 years of Warwick Castle’s darkest history. The Monk takes you to the times of the plague spreading across Europe bringing death and destruction… are you safe in the Castle Walls? Don’t worry, our plague doctor will help you in that crisis.
Don’t go misbehaving…
Make sure you don’t misbehave down there, or the torturer will be having you! Our dreaded judge can decide your fate, might want to stay on their good side or you’ll end up in the execution room… Before you go, you’ll learn all about the tale of the Cursed Castle – do you think you can handle it?
The Great Hall
The Great Hall is the largest room in the castle. It is approximately 12 metres high, 19 metres long and 14 metres wide including the window bays. It was first constructed in the 14th century, when a fire would have been in the centre of the room with a hole in the roof to let out the smoke, and the walls contained small narrow windows and some arrow loops. The original hall would have been similar in size and grandeur, but the current Great Hall was rebuilt in the 17th century to provide a grand entrance for those visiting the Earl of Warwick. It was largely restored in 1871 following a great fire which destroyed the old hall.
Today the Great Hall stands as a romantic reinvention of a medieval hall and was designed to reflect the vast history of the castle. It holds the remnants of the Earls’ famous weapons and armour collection that was acquired throughout the 19th century. It contains equestrian armour, pole arms, rifles, parade armour, and a suit of child’s armour, amongst many other treasures.
Within the Great Hall you will find the Kenilworth Buffet, one of the most impressive items in the collection. It was made for the Great Exhibition of 1851 by Cookes and Sons of Warwick, who were awarded a prize medal for their craftsmanship. The buffet is made from a single oak tree which grew at Kenilworth Castle and was cut down in 1842. In 1852 the buffet was presented to George Greville, Lord Brooke, as a wedding gift from the people of Warwickshire.
COACH FARE ONLY
The majority of trips return from destination between 16:30 and 17:30. The driver will inform you of the exact time on the day, dependant on outward travel times. Whilst we do not guarantee a W/C on board most of our excursion fleet do have toilet facilities. For your comfort we allocate seating at time of booking, however reserve the right to alter or amend your seat allocation for utilisation purposes; If you have a seating preference please make a note in the booking section when placing your order and we will try to accommodate. Once you have booked with us you will be emailed with a travel ticket containing seat numbers, this will be sent within 24 hours of placing the booking, if after this time you have not received your travel ticket please email firstname.lastname@example.org for confirmation.
Our Pick-ups are as follows:
We reserve the right to alter, amend or add in additional pick up points within reason.
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