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Warwick Castle

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Warwick Castle

From the reviews I've read, it seems Warwick Castle's quite a fun place for kids. Does the entrance fee include viewing the trebuchet, watching the jousting tournament and the birds of prey, or do we have to pay extra to see them? Are there costumed staff--ladies, maids, knights, etc... milling around the castle grounds during the summer (August) months? Are most parts of the castle open to the public, so that we can explore the various parts of the castle and grounds?

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As I recall, one price gains you admission to the castle, including much of its ramparts and towers, and on particular days during the year (usually during school holidays), you had to pay extra to see jousting tournaments, mediaeval pageant etc. in the adjoining field.

However looking at the website that no longer seems to be the case.


There has been some criticism that Warwick is too expensive and presents a ‘disneyfied’ version of history. I disagree, it's wonderful, definitely go.

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Most of the things are free and there is lots to do. You only pay extra if they have a special, temporary exhibition on.

Yes - most parts are open - it does get pretty busy though.

It is as you describe - with the 'milling around'. I would suggest a picnic and a rug as there are loads of open grassy areas.

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Don't lose sight that Warwick is about 150mls North of London

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I went with my sister, brother-in-law and 12 yr old nephew a few years ago, and all enjoyed it. We got a combined train and castle ticket at the train station. It was a nice train ride and short walk through town to the castle.

Definitely worth it. The castle and grounds are beautiful, and the other stuff adds an element of fun - especially for the younger ones.

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We've been to Warwick Castle a couple of times. they only thing extra that we haved paid extra for was for the Ghosts Alive in the Watergate Tower. This was in October so a special event for Halloween.

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We went to Warwick Castle in early January and enjoyed it very much. When you are done with the castle, spend some time in town. Go see St Mary's church, Lord Leycester hospital (medevial guild buildings), and if you are there on a Saturday, there is a local market in the middle of town. We also had one of the best Steak and Ale pie's I have ever had at the Tilted Wig (on the square).

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