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History & Restoration


Restoration of Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade 1 listed building and therefore requires constant investment and upkeep for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Maintaining a site of this size and complexity involves extensive costs and the funds for this work are raised directly from guests’ admission. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support.


Over recent years a number of restoration and conservation projects have been undertaken to maintain the beauty and authenticity of the castle.

Since 1978 major stone masonry and roofing restoration projects have been undertaken to maintain the structural integrity, beauty and authenticity of the castle, with many areas of the mighty structure repaired at a cost of over £25 million.

After the floods in 2007, extensive repairs were required along the south front river frontage retaining wall. The works took 4 years to complete.

The boathouse was fully restored in 1989, and re-thatched in 2015; shortly after these works were complete the boathouse was completely destroyed by a devastating fire. The boathouse you see now is a faithful copy of the original building, built using traditional materials and methods and was completed in spring 2017.

In recent years projects have included major works to the eastern and courtyard elevations of the main house including the rebuilding of several chimneys, hand carved arrow loops and ornate mullion windows, and further repairs to the south front.

Latest information for guests regarding Covid-19

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Warwick Castle and Knight’s Village as a precautionary measure from Friday 20th March at 4pm, until further notice. While we always look forward to welcoming visitors, we believe that this decision is the right thing to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees and guests.

If you have pre-booked a short break or Warwick Castle tickets, please do not travel.

Warwick Castle will remain closed until further notice. We are in contact with the relevant authorities and will work to reopen the attraction to guests as soon as it’s appropriate to do so. We will be contacting guests with bookings to stay at Knight’s Village between today (19th March 2020) and 25th April to advise them on how to rearrange or cancel their bookings.

Please click here to find out how your booking is affected and who to contact if you need further assistance.