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A Great British Castle! Experience 1,100 years of Great British history in one of England's finest medieval fortresses. Spectacular shows and attractions, spellbinding storytelling and exhilarating experiences all year-round make Warwick Castle one of the most exciting historic locations in Europe.
Our guide to Warwick Castle
Set in the heart of Shakespeare’s England, Warwick Castle offers fascinating architecture, incredible history and amazing views across 64 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.
It's also the ultimate backdrop for breathtaking shows that bring history vividly to life.
Soaring in tothe castle is the UK’s largest bird of prey show The Falconer’s Quest. Search the skies overhead as free flying Birds of Prey take flight in an all action, dynamic display of aerial acrobatics.
With an abundance of other activities going on such as bow and arrow demonstrations, catapult exhibits and more, this is the ultimate family day out!
How to get to Warwick Castle?
Open 364 days a year , Warwick Castle is ideally located at the heart of the UK and is less than two minutes from Junction 15 of the M40. Warwick rail station is a short walk away, with regular trains from Birmingham (27 mins) and London Marylebone (80 mins).
Open daily from 10.00am except Christmas Day. Closing times vary.
Open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Warwick Castle One Day Ticket
- You will receive a gate-ready Warwick Castle ticket - simply present it at the entry gates.
- Children aged 2 and below go free.
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+).
- Schedule for exhibits and shows can change without notice.
- Your ticket is open-dated and can be used at any time before 3 November 2019, when this ticket expires in full.
- Cancellation Policy: Once your ticket has been downloaded from your customer account, ticket is non-refundable.
Frequently Asked Questions for Warwick Castle
Where is Warwick Castle?
Warwick castle is based in Warwickshire (CV34 6AH) near Birmingham.
Can you take a picnic to Warwick Castle?
You can take a picnic with you.
Is Warwick Castle part of the National Trust or an English Heritage site?
Warwick Castle is privately owned by the Merlin Group and so not part of the National Trust or English Heritage.
Can you take dogs to Warwick Castle?
Pets are not allowed in the castle or grounds/gardens of Warwick castle except for assistance/guide dogs.
How long do you need at Warwick Castle?
There is plenty to keep you occupied for the whole day!
What are the opening times?
The Castle opens daily throughout the year from 10am (except Christmas Day) although closing times vary.
Is there accommodation in Warwick Castle?
Warwick Castle do have accommodation available at the Knight's Village to help enhance your visit.
How big is Warwick Castle?
Warwick Castle covers 64 acres including its gardens.
Is Warwick Castle worth visiting?
Warwick Castle is the biggest single tourist attraction in Warwickshire and one of the top ten most visited places in the country.
Is Warwick Castle wheelchair friendly?
As Warwick Castle is a medieval fort, there are some narrow passageways, steps and low doorways that are difficult for people with reduced mobility. There are areas that are absolutely fine to access and there are also toilets available for wheelchair users.
What is Warwick Castle?
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort by William the Conqueror in 1068. It was eventually owned the Greville family until the Tussauds group took it over in 1978.
What is there to do at Warwick Castle?
As well as the Castle, grounds and gardens, Warwick Castle also offers live shows, seasonal events, afternoon tea and overnight stays.
Is there parking available?
There is parking at the Castle and also off site. Parking is approximately £6-£10 per day.
At what age do I have to pay for a child?
Children under the age of 3 years are free of charge. Children 3 + will require a ticket for admission.
Are you able to leave and come back in the same day?
Yes, you will just need a member of staff to stamp your hand as you leave so you can re-enter.
Can I smoke/vape at Warwick castle?
There is one designated smoking area on the main castle site and one in the Knight's Village. The rest of the castle and grounds are non-smoking.
Is there a cash machine at Warwick Castle?
The Castle is a cashless site so there is no cash machine. All their shops and restuarants accept card and contactless payments.
Can I take my pushchair through the castle?
Unfortunatley as there are some narrow stairs and hallways throughout the Castle, this makes it unsuitable for pushchairs. They can be left outside in the pushchair parks.