Warwick Travel Blog› entry 11 of 35 › view all entries
â€śBritainâ€™s Greatest Mediaeval Experienceâ€ť, thatâ€™s what they say about Warwick Castle. It was the next step, and the last one, for today and this week end. We thought about going to Royal Leamington Spa and Kenilworth, two other nice towns not far away, but we decided to spend more time in Stratford and Warwick than running in all the towns around.
We arrived at the castle around 3PM. The ticket is almost 12ÂŁ for a student (around 16ÂŁ for adult I think), but the visit is worth.
I like how it is organized. Once you enter inside the castle, through the Stables, you feel free to go wherever you want! Of course, you are not so free, but as you can choose between lots of â€śactivitiesâ€ť, it made me feeling free to run everywhere!
There are even entertainments, we saw a bowman for instance.
The castle is impressive! It does not look old at old, and with costumed people inside, you can really feel like going back in history.
We started on the left part out of the castle, to avoid groups of young French (again!), by the Mill and Engine House.
We then entered inside the court of the castle. We experienced the Dream of the Battle, a new attraction for 2007. It is well made. It tells the story of William, a young boy, before a medieval battle, with a nice decor playing with sounds, lights and shadows! Then we went to the Kingmaker recreating the mid fifteenth century time with statues. The Royal Week end Party is also with statue, but around 1900. It is really great to travel in time like that, with costumes, rooms, habits changing!
We climbed the mound to admire the view of the countryside and finally walked on the rampart walls and the towers for nice views of the castle itself and the town of Warwick. Then we left the castle to go to the garden, very nice and peaceful.
Exhausted by all the stairs and the walks of the day, we wandered a little bit in the historic town centre of Warwick before going back to Newbury, with the muscles of our legs more developed!
Â· Time spent there : 3 hours
Â· Things to do: 8/10 (well made with pretty views, fun history lesson!)
Â· How I get there : by car, the car park at the castle costs 3ÂŁ