Warwick Castle London Overview

Warwick Castle is among those places which remain alive in your memories even after you leave. The castle will take you on a journey over thousands of years of history. Initially made by William the Conqueror in 1066, the castle has seen various notorious visitors, including famous politicians, nobles, knights, queens, and kings.

Warwick Castle holds the history of 11 centuries. The castle has been a tourist attraction, family home, and battlement with a colorful past through the ages. If you're considering Europe tour package, don't miss the opportunity to visit Warwick Castle and immerse yourself in its rich history spanning over centuries.

In the 17th century, the castle became the royal home to the Greville family, gifted by King James I. During the restoration, the castle was the part of the Gunpower plot of 1605 with Guy Fawkes. Various ghost stories are famous for Warwick castle to make the castle exciting. The castle was having a former jailer who used to enjoy torturing prisoners.

There are also specters of tortured prisoners. You can enter if you dare. There are many other haunted stories famous for the castle which you can enjoy.

You can also enjoy the cozy weather of river Avon and have a nice family picnic at the bank of the beautiful river.


• It is one of the well-preserved castles in the United Kingdom which has stood the test of time over 11 centuries.
• Exploring the castle is like walking through time as it showcases construction and renovation of every century.
• You can explore state rooms of the 17th century and the ramparts of the 14th century.
• Learn about the modern-day conservation of gardens and bird sanctuaries as the Warwick castle is preserved beautifully.
• The century old walls, ramps, staircases, architecture towers and ramparts are must to explore as the castle offers an opportunity to roam in the inside freely.
• The must-visit area of the castle is to climb up and walk on the walls which is 39 meters long which has helped the archers during wars and now you can climb on these walls to see the breath-taking view of the castle landscape.
• Various re-enactment shows can be enjoyed throughout the year, so whenever you visit the castle, you will have something unique to experience as these events bring life to the castle.

How To Reach

By Car: The castle can be easily accessed from M40 by coming off at junction 15; from here, it is an easy 2 miles drive which is well signposted.

By Train: You can take a direct train heading to the castle from London Marylebone. The train will take 1 hour 45 minutes to reach the castle. If you are coming from Birmingham, you can board a train from Birmingham Snow Hill to Warwick. After deboarding, it's just a 1-mile walk to the beautiful Warwick castle.

By Bus: There is a Warwick castle Express bus from London on every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Tourists can take the bus to reach the castle.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to reach the castle is during the morning hours to explore the castle fully and peacefully. The castle will always be busy, but with some planning, you can still enjoy the most fantastic time. It is very difficult to guess how busy the castle will be during your day of the visit; however, you should avoid planning your trip on the school holidays as during this time you are going to experience a huge crowd.

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Other Essential Information

1. You should always research about discounted entrance tickets as the tickets you purchase from the castle counter will be expensive. So, find out an online website where you can get tickets/passes for cheap rates.

2. You should take a blanket for a picnic. You can easily have a nice picnic time with your family in many areas of the castle. And do not forget to take picnic munching stuff, as the castle's food can be costly.

3. Warwick castle has three different car parking. The nearest parking is more expensive than the other two. However, you need to walk for 20 minutes from the other two parking, but with the nearby parking, you can reach the castle in 1-2 minutes only.

4. To check out prince tower, you should book tickets prior ply as they are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

5. Always wear comfortable shoes as there is lots of walking involved in exploring the Warwick Castle.

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Making It Into A Minibreak

Making It Into A Minibreak

Warwick Castle is an exciting journey that you can quickly turn into a short family break, i.e., by getting a two days entry ticket to the castle. You can easily find accommodation at the castle. Tourists can stay in Kings Lodge to Tower suites to the Glamping site. The short family break is a wealthy additional benefit which means you will get to do more in no rush.

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At Warwick Castle, visitors can enjoy exciting events throughout the year. So, if you want to make your visit memorable, it is worth considering the events. Whenever you book tickets to the castle, make sure you also book tickets for these special events. You should also book the event tickets during the school holidays as the events here are much more colorful and exciting.

Organize A Picnic

Organize A Picnic

Many people come with their families to enjoy a picnic. They get their food pack from home and enjoy a nice picnic day at the buzzing central courtyard or quitter peacock garden. After a picnic, you can take a walk in the castle and explore its beautiful towers and gardens. Do not worry about the picnic bag as the castle has a locker facility near the parking lot; you can store your stuff there for as low as £1.

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Castle Dungeon

Castle Dungeon

The dungeon at the castle will take you back to the medieval age. This unique experience will take you around an hour with a live enactment playing out on a walk via narrow passageways and nearby dungeon rooms. The walk-through dungeon will be equally terrifying and exciting but will offer a unique experience.

Inside The Castle

Inside The Castle

The major attractions inside the castle are bedrooms, staterooms, a library, and the Great Hall. The inside of the castle was restored by the Merlin groups, who carefully researched every corner of the castle to restore every piece accurately.

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Warwick Castle London Reviews

Madhur Jain
Reviewed: 05 Apr 2022
During our honeymoon in London, I booked this tour for me and my partner by Thrillophilia. It was so very fascinating to see the State Rooms, the dungeons and the time tower inside the Warwick Castle. The Birds of Prey display was also quite beautiful here.
Ratan Agrahari
Reviewed: 04 Apr 2022
Warwick Castle is not just any castle, it’s an immersive experience that transports you back in time with its award-winning interactive exhibits, reenactment staff, and entertaining shows.

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