Visit Britain’s Ultimate Castle!
Dating back to 914, Warwick Castle has stood as an impressive Mediaveal Fortress on the banks of the river Avon for the last 1100 years. Attacked in 1264, besieged in 1642 and damaged by fire in 1871, the castle has survived the changing fortunes of history and remains one of the most well-preserved Mediaveal castles in the UK. Named recently as one of the richest families in British history, the Earl of Warwick had lots of money and knew how to spend it! As wars ceased, the Earl enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, the results of which can be seen in the elegant 17th Century Great Hall and State Rooms, home to the castle’s most prized possessions.
A visit to the castle also takes you through the beauty of the landscaped Capability Brown gardens, down into the mediaeval vaults and into the private residence of the Earl where you can discover the reality about the lives of the Earl, his family and their servants. For those with stamina, you can even climb to the top of our towers and ramparts – still open to the public after 1100 years and offering breath-taking views of the English countryside.
A visit to the castle wouldn’t be complete without watching the jousting tournament (summer only), the magnificent Birds of Prey, or the world’s largest trebuchet launching a fireball – an impressive sight to behold!
Located only 15 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon, a visit to Warwick Castle is a must on any visit to Shakespeare’s England.
The Castle is well signposted, and less than two miles from junction 15 of the M40.
Admission prices and opening hours
Visit the website for ticket information
Open daily from 10am – 5pm
10am – 6pm during school holidays
For upto date event information visit events
Accessible toilets are located at the Stables courtyard, Conservatory and Mill & Engine house.
Please note that the facilities located in the Stables Courtyard are unisex.
Warwick Castle was built as a mediaeval fortress and as such, it has a large number of steps and narrow doorways which present limitations for guests who use wheelchairs or other mobile devices.
Hearing induction loops can be found in the Castle ticket offices and all of the permanent retail and restaurant areas to help our visitors with hearing impairments hear better in these particularly noisy areas of the Castle. The loops are portable, stand alone units so are easy to use.
Conferences & meetings
A totally unique and breathtaking venue. Escape the office and spend the day in the stunning surroundings of Warwick Castle.
Our Georgian Coach House provides the ideal venue for a meeting and afterwards explore the Castle including 60 acres of Capability Brown landscaped gardens and the stunning interiors of the Castle. The Coach House is self contained with separate breakout areas and toilets.
Why not break up the day with one of our fantastic team building activities.
For more information visit corporate events on the website.
The stunning beauty of Warwick Castle is the perfect backdrop for your fairytale wedding.
Begin the most memorable day of your life by having your ceremony in the exquisite surroundings of our magical State Dining Room as our glittering chandelier hangs overhead.
Your guests will then be escorted to our Conservatory terrace to enjoy the tranquil and serene surroundings of our Capability Brown landscaped gardens. Guests can look on as you pose for pictures around our fountain in this most romantic of settings. In those colder months guests will be invited to explore our ornate and magnificent State Rooms.
At the heart of Warwick Castle lies the prestigious Great Hall providing the perfect setting for your Wedding Breakfast. With a choice of inspirational menus and enchanting entertainment every wedding at Warwick Castle is unique.
Food & Drink
No matter if you want a hearty burger or a fresh salad, the Castle offers a mix of restaurant venues to suit different tastes.
Visit the new Coach House at the start or end of your visit.
25% off when you book 7 days in advance online
10% off when you book 2 or more days in advance online