Planning Your Visit
Welcoming You Back Safely
We’re delighted to be reopening our Grounds & Gardens on Saturday 6th June, in line with Government guidance around the reopening of gardens and land maintained for public use.
On 6th and 7th June we will exclusively open to our Merlin and Warwick Castle Annual Pass holders. From Monday 8th June onwards we will welcome all visitors.
To ensure we keep everyone safe, tickets will need to be pre-booked online here.
Indoor experiences, shows and our Knight’s Village accommodation will remain closed for now. Click here for more information on tickets, including FAQs for Annual Pass holders.
For now, scroll down to see what to expect on your visit. We can’t wait to see you soon!
Enjoy a safe visit with us
The health and safety of our guests and staff is always our number one priority and we have therefore introduced a number of additional hygiene and safety measures which you’ll see in place when you visit.
As part of the team at Merlin Entertainments, we’ve been taking advice from colleagues across the globe, especially those who have now reopened, on how best to reopen, in line with new safety requirements.
Our expert teams have created a comprehensive plan: from enhanced cleaning regimes, one way systems and social distancing measures and markers, we’ll be doing everything we can to make sure that you have a magical and safe visit.
Before Your Visit
Bring a Face Mask
We encourage guests to bring a suitable face mask or covering to wear during their visit to us.
We politely request that you please do not visit us if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19. Please contact us should you need to amend your booking.
Check our Website
Before setting off to your medieval adventure, please check our website for the latest information.
Be Contactless Ready
To ensure your safety we are accepting card payments only. No cash will be accepted at the attraction.
Follow Parking Instructions
If arriving by car, we request that you follow all instructions for parking arrangements.
Follow New Signage
Pay attention to the new signage around the Castle and Grounds, which will tell you important safety information.
All guests and employees will be asked to undertake a non-contact temperature check as a condition of entry. Any person displaying a high temperature will not be permitted entry.
Keep a 2m Gap
Keep 2m apart from other groups at all times. Clear markers around the Castle and Grounds, including queue lines, will help maintain a safe distance.
Interactive areas will either be temporarily unavailable or modified.
Hygiene screens will be in place at many of our food stalls and shop counters.
Our Indoor Attractions are currently closed. When they do reopen, numbers will be limited.
Hygiene & Disinfection
We politely request that all guests uphold the highest possible hygiene standards, through regular hand washing or the frequent application of hand sanitiser.
Hand sanitiser will be readily available throughout the attraction. Please use these throughout your visit with us.
All food options will be 'grab and go'. Cutlery and condiments can be provided to you with your food or on request.
Enhanced cleaning will be taking place throughout the day, seeking to disinfect those points most touched, such as tables and chairs, service counters, door handles, elevator buttons and taps.
Deep cleaning will take place in relevant areas if anyone presents themselves to us with coronavirus symptoms.
To protect both you and our staff, face masks, disposable gloves and eye protection will be worn by them for a range of close-contact, routine activities.
Our staff will participate in specific coronavirus training relating to our new health and safety measures, instructing them how to stay safe, and how to keep you safe.
Thank you for following our health and safety guidelines whilst visiting our attraction, and for helping us to keep you safe whilst you enjoy a magical experience with us.
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Discover our Grounds & Gardens
Escape into the formal Peacock Garden, overflowing with a rainbow of summer florals, complete with topiary, grand fountain and over 20 roaming peacocks.
Climb the Conqueror's Fortress
Venture up to the heights of the Conqueror’s Fortress and take in the breath-taking views of the beautiful Midlands countryside and Warwick itself. A one-way walkway route will be in place for the path up and back down.
Courtyard & Castle Exteriors
Walk through the portcullis of Warwick Castle and marvel at the splendor of the castle's ancient architecture in the main courtyard and iconic East Front.
Explore our Green Spaces
Take a walk across the rolling lawns of the Pageant Field, stroll along the River Avon and see what nature you can spot as you adventure through the adjacent wooded areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the responses below for frequently asked questions on what to expect on your visit.
The Grounds and Gardens areas of Warwick Castle will be open from 6th June. This includes all 64 acres of rolling grounds, incorporating the Peacock Garden and adjacent Pageant Field, and all green areas around the castle, the courtyard, and the iconic East Front with a view of Guy’s Tower.
Shows including the Falconer’s Quest, attractions including all indoor areas (such as the Great Hall and State Rooms), character meet and greets (such as the Princess Tower), the Horrible Histories Maze and the Knights Village accommodation remain temporarily closed due to the latest Government restrictions and guidelines (issued on the 10th May) and public health guidance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our tickets are not timed, so you can stay and enjoy Warwick Castle’s spectacular Grounds and Gardens for as long as you like until they are closed.
Only guests with pre-booked tickets will be allowed to gain entry into the Grounds and Gardens. These areas are running on a limited capacity to ensure the health and safety of all of our guests and staff, and as such any guests who do not have a pre-booked ticket will not be allowed entry.
When booking your visit online here, after clicking ‘Buy Tickets’ you will see available dates in a calendar. Any dates which have no tickets left will be marked ‘Sold Out’.
The Grounds and Gardens will be open daily from 10am until 4pm. Last entry will be at 3pm.
A variety of refreshments will be available to purchase from ‘grab and go’ takeaway areas around our outdoor spaces, selling a variety of refreshments and snacks, including hot and cold drinks and ice-creams. Please note we will only be accepting card payments.
The health and safety of our guests and staff is always our number one priority and we have therefore introduced a number of additional hygiene and safety measures which you’ll see in place when you visit. Please watch the video above for more information.
Picnics are welcome at Warwick Castle Grounds & Gardens. We advise bringing a picnic blanket for convenience in order to sit down and enjoy our green spaces. Please help us to keep you safe by staying together in your group, social distancing at all times and ensuring any litter is put in the bins provided.
Refreshments will also be available to purchase from ‘grab and go’ takeaway areas around our outdoor spaces, selling a variety of refreshments and snacks, including hot and cold drinks and ice-creams.
The interiors of Warwick Castle, including the Great Hall, State Rooms, Kingmaker and Royal Weekend Party attractions, remain temporarily closed due to the latest Government restrictions and guidelines (issued on the 10th May) and public health guidance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our Grounds and Gardens will only be available to those who pre-book tickets in advance.
The health and safety of our guests and staff is always our number one priority and we have therefore introduced a number of additional hygiene and safety measures which you’ll see in place when you visit, including social distancing.
Our Grounds and Gardens will have a strictly limited capacity and anyone looking to visit must have pre-booked tickets before arriving at Warwick Castle.
Your pre-booked tickets will be checked on arrival at admissions. Please wait patiently and show your documents to be scanned when asked.
Once on site we’ll have set up the best routes for you to follow to avoid crowds or queuing. Please pay attention to the new signage around the grounds, which will tell you important safety information and highlight social distancing measures, such as floor stickers at a 2m distance.
We have implemented enhanced cleaning regimes in line with government guidance, which will be taking place throughout the day seeking to disinfect those points most touched, such as tables and chairs, service counters, door handles and taps.
We will have outdoor and indoor toilet facilities available at various locations across the grounds and have introduced enhanced cleaning regimes for these, in line with government guidance, which will be taking place regularly throughout the day.
Hand sanitiser will be provided at various points throughout the grounds and gardens.
The Grounds and Gardens ticket is a limited time ‘Special Event’ offering based on the revised Government guidelines, and is therefore not a standard entry ticket to the full Warwick Castle attraction. As such, promotional discounts and offers will not be applicable to the Grounds and Gardens entry ticket.
Further information on promotional discounts will be available when the full attraction reopens.
The Grounds and Gardens ticket is a limited time ‘Special Event’ offering based on the revised Government guidelines, and is therefore not a standard entry ticket to the full Warwick Castle attraction. As such, promotional offers including the Rainy Day guarantee are not applicable to the Grounds and Gardens entry ticket.
Both the pay and display Stables and Stratford Road Warwick Castle car parks will be open.
The paths are all paved however there are some short hills and 2 areas that are not easily accessible. The path to the Conqueror’s Fortress (the old Castle Motte) includes steps and the Barbican (portcullis area) is cobbled. Please discuss alternative routes with the team on arrival. Unfortunately we are unable to hire out wheelchairs at the current time, please bring your own if this is a requirement.
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