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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle is advertised as 'Britain's Ultimate Castle'. Warwick Castle is an historic site as well as an amusement park so bring the kids. Warwick Castle is a medieval castle that was built by William the Conqueror in 1068AD. The castle is a symbol of power traditionally belonging to the Earl of Warwick but has also served as a prison. King Edward IV was famously imprisoned here and captured Royalists were later held here during the English Civil War.

Warwick Castle
This oldest section of Warwick Castle called 'The Mound' (see below) was recently restored and a hidden trail was revealed.

Warwick Castle
Walking around the exterior of Warwick Castle, the visitor may encounter 2 seige engines, a trebuchet and the ballista seen below.
Warwick Castle
Visitors to the interior of the Great Hall at Warwick Castle may encounter one of the wax figures which inhabit the castle such as the one seen below.

Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle is located just off the M40. Ticket prices in 2010 are £19.95 for adults, £11.95 for children (4-16 years), £13.95 for seniors (60+), and £12.95 for students. Booking online saves you 20% off those prices, but 2 for 1 coupons are plentiful and may save you more.

Visitors to Warwick Castle may want to visit nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's Grave, or Anne Hathaway's Cottage.

Warwick Castle
Warwick, Warwickshire
CV34 4QU
Tel: 0871 265 2000
Warwick Castle Map

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