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Restoration

Taking care of a medieval castle

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.

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.

More Information & FAQs

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.