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Merlin: The Dragon Tower at Warwick Castle

Merlin: The Dragon Tower

Magic is alive! Experience the excitement of Merlin’s world first-hand in the Dragon Tower.

Based on the hit BBC One family drama, Merlin: The Dragon Tower is the first ever interactive experience inspired by the popular show.

What’s the story?

Stepping back into the Arthurian legend, you can join Merlin in his quest to aide Arthur to fulfil his destiny. Come face-to-face with Merlin (his wax figure any way) followed by a journey deep within the Castle where you will find a magical mirror, and get the chance to speak to The Great Dragon himself!

Is Merlin entry included in my ticket?

Merlin is an optional extra attraction inside Warwick Castle, and is included on some of our tickets, but not on others. If you change your mind once you are inside the Castle, you can still purchase a Dragon Tower Ticket. You can purchase tickets at the Courtyard Ticket Tent located in the central courtyard area.

Can I go into the Merlin Dragon Tower any point during my visit?

Due to the popularity of the attraction and the capacity of the tower, all tickets to the Merlin: Dragon Tower are timed, which you can book online or on the day. Please note your ticket entry time on arrival and arrive at least 5 minutes before your allotted time at the Dragon Tower entrance.

The Dragon Tower is a walk through show and lasts for 15 minutes, so please bear this in mind if meeting up with other friends or family throughout the day.

Pssst. Booking your Merlin slot in advance means you are more likely to get the time you want - it's a little hidden bonus for booking online.

I’ve never seen Merlin - does that matter?

Anyone can enjoy Merlin: The Dragon tower. The TV show tells the story of the young wizard as he struggles to survive in a kingdom where magic is banned, whilst trying to protect Camelot and the future king, Arthur. With stars of the show including Colin Morgan as Merlin, Bradley James as Prince Arthur and John Hurt voicing the Great Dragon, this family show has really brought a new flavour to this traditional tale since its first broadcast in 2008.

Other Useful Tips

  • To enter the Merlin: Dragon Tower, tickets can be purchased at the Castle for an additional £3.60 per person
  • This is a family attraction and suitable for all age ranges, however in the last room the Great Dragon breathes smoke and fire which some younger children may not enjoy. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years old or over.
  • Due to narrow spaces, stairs and loud effects, babes in arms cannot be carried through the attraction. Anyone entering the Merlin Tower does have to pay, with the exclusion of under 4s where a free tickets is provided.
  • Pushchairs can be left in the designated areas in the Central Courtyard, the one nearest to the attraction will be by the entrance to the Undercroft Restaurant.
  • No wheelchair access to the attraction.
  • Registered assistance dogs are not recommend to enter the Dragon Tower due to low lighting, steps throughout, lighting effects and loud noises.
  • Strictly no photography or mobile phone use is allowed in the tower.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.

What Next?

Continue exploring our Castle Map, or see What's On at Warwick Castle.

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