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Enjoy a safe visit with us

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!

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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.

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.

We can't wait to see you!

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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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Take a look at our Coronavirus (COVID-19) closure period FAQs here.

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Grounds & Gardens Open from 6th June



We are reopening our Grounds & Gardens on 6th June in line with Government guidance.

Tickets will need to be pre-booked before visiting.

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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.

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Have an overnight stay booked before 3rd July?

Our Knight's Village accommodation currently remains closed. Please visit the Manage My Booking site here with your booking reference number to rearrange your stay to an alternative date in 2020.