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Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, is a 1,100-year-old castle near the River Avon. Over a thousand years ago, warrior princess Ethelfleda ordered a fortress to protect the town of Warwick. The castle is still standing today and has been open to the public since 1978. It has undergone millions of pounds' worth of renovation work and is still standing strong, with so much for your family to explore.
Meet Warwick Castle’s resident jester, who'll show you the dark 300-year history of Warwick Castle dungeon. Be careful, as a judge will decide your fate - will you be executed, or live to hear the tale of the cursed Castle from a vengeful witch?
Stand in the largest room in the castle, the Great Hall, and feel small as you see what a medieval hall looks like, with extra additions to demonstrate the history of the castle. If you’d prefer to go forward to the 18th century, the State Dining Room is ready. You can imagine the royalty that’s sitting there, as the room has had many guests throughout history, including Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Immerse yourself in the 16th-century Red Drawing Room, or dive into the 17th century in the Cedar drawing room. The rooms of the castle hold more than can be written about, so you’ll just have to go and see it for yourself.
Pretend to be a soldier and conqueror outside by scaling the Conqueror’s Fortress and exploring the Towers and Battlements. If you feel like picnicking, there are 64 acres of garden to find a spot. Can you find the topiary peacocks, or the island with a secret?
Events like the Luna Drive In Cinema and open-air beer garden The Open Arms run throughout the year. Halloween can introduce your kids to the haunted castle, though be careful you don’t upset the ghosts. On a lighter note, Christmas at Warwick Castle always feels magical with its winter market and ice skating. The Falconer’s Quest and Bowman Show both take place regularly too, so allow your children to see history in action.
If you don’t fancy a picnic outside, there is plenty of shopping available at Warwick Castle. The Conservatory Tea House is perfect for a light lunch, or The Coach House restaurant can supply you with a takeaway coffee. There are also delicious refreshments at Courtyard Refreshments. There are a variety of shops too, whether you want a replica bow and arrow set, or just a postcard.
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Merlin Entertainments Ltd is a British entertainment company that owns some of the UK’s most popular family attractions, including Madame Tussauds, the London Eye, Warwick Castle and a number of top UK theme parks such as LEGOLAND, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park Resort and Alton Towers Resort. From their headquarters in Poole, Dorset, Merlin Entertainments aims to bring magic and unrivaled adventure to families through some of the world’s best attractions. With their renowned Merlin Pass, you can get monthly or yearly access to unlimited family fun at sites like Sea Life London Aquarium, the London Dungeons, Shrek’s Adventure, the Blackpool Tower and a whole heap of the greatest theme park resorts the UK has to offer.