Welcome to Britain’s Ultimate Castle! At Warwick Castle we try to deliver the Castle of your imagination, whether you’re a 6 year old princess or a 60 year old re-enactor. While we constantly work to keep experiences fresh we are always grounded by history and legend. So what makes a brilliant day out?
First, be the best!
Warwick Castle is not your average castle. It is full to the turrets with dramatic shows, interactive experiences, storytelling, demonstrations, activities and more. We learnt a long time ago that that our guests, the young and young at heart, want to do more than just look. They want to be part of the adventure.
Visit Warwick Castle and you will see great halls, beautiful landscapes; mournful dungeons and high towers - but you'll also see people having fun, laughing and being amazed. We have eleven hundred years of history, but also great battles, ancient myths, spellbinding tales, pampered princesses, heroic knights, Merlin's Dragon, and the dark Castle Dungeon.
Second, look after the basics
A brilliant day out isn't just about the attractions - it's about the things that guests need in the real world.
We work hard to get the practical details right; toilets, bottle warming, baby changing, places to run and play. These things matter - and if they aren't right then all the fireball-firing siege engines in the world aren't going to help.
Third, don't make people queue all day!
Some attractions seem to involve nothing but queuing, but we are lucky at Warwick Castle. There is so much to see and do here that everyone spreads out. Of course there are busier places but the grounds are big enough that you can always find a quiet place to sit - or a space for the kids to run.
Where there could be bottlenecks we've introduced simple timed tickets - so you can avoid waiting. This means that visitors to Merlin: The Dragon Tower, The Castle Dungeons or The Princess Tower can book their slot in advance and arrive ready to go in. Easy.
We encourage advance booking whenever possible. It's not just about getting the time you want in The Castle Dungeon of course, it also makes our lives a lot easier when it comes to planning. That's why we happily offer such big discounts to people who book online and in advance.
Fourth, show the history up close and personal
Over the years we've discovered that people love to learn - especially when they are enjoying themselves. That's why our shows mix history with spectacle, knowledge with fun. When you remember seeing our Trebuchet throw its fireball, you'll also remember how it works. That's learning by accident.
Lastly, remember what's important
We aren't a charity, but we take our stewardship of this Scheduled Ancient Monument seriously. We've spent over £6,000,000 on restoration projects over the past 10 years - without taking a penny in charity, lottery money or public grants. We're in the business of providing brilliant days out, but we're also in the business of restoration.
Every guest who visits the Castle contributes to that restoration effort. That's why we spend so much of our time asking that question - what makes a brilliant day out?
Thanks for reading. We hope to see you soon at the Castle,
The Warwick Castle Team
P.S. We weren't kidding about the big discounts for booking in advance. You can save up to 25% just by giving us a week's notice.