Visit to Warwick Castle
On a Father’s Day Weekend!
Along with everyone else in England it seems.
It’s fun to do touristy things and take in really popular places. Though I will admit that when we decided to plan a visit to Warwick Castle, we failed to notice that it was Father’s Day weekend!
Some of the luster of this royal experience was dulled as a result of the crushing crowds. For Jo, it was hard to see the exhibits, and for me, I felt like a bull in a china closet. Hemmed in on all sides.
But, having said that, we are so glad that we went and paid a visit to Warwick Castle. This is a fabulous experience for adults and kids alike.
We have visited any number of castles and chateau over the course of our travels, but a visit to Warwick Castle is a bit unique. They have created a medieval amusement park, of sorts. No, not with roller coasters, but with “jaw-dropping, history, magic, myth, and adventure”!
Like any good castle, you get to experience the battlements, towers, turrets, awesome interiors and a Great Hall. But, what adds to, and heightens your adventure, is the variety of additional Interactive attractions, walk-through adventures, shows and activities.
If you are a history buff join the castle’s History Team on one of there several tours. Along the way the secrets, mysteries of Warwick Castle’s history is shared. Imagine! The inside scoop on 1100 years of history.
But, a tour isn’t for everybody, and if following a tour guide seems a bit dry for you, then try out the many stage productions that really bring history to life. Enter the “Castle’s past and travel through time on an adventure quest through Warwick Castle’s dark history.”
Or, check out the Warwick Trebuchet, the largest working siege machine in the world! This colossal catapult is an authentic recreation of one of the biggest and most deadly military machines of all time.
A visit to Warwick Castle isn’t just about battles and soldiers and implements of destruction, though. You should also take time to stroll. Take in, and appreciate, the 64 acres of rolling lanscaped gardens. Discover fragrant Victorian rose garden, stumble across the sculptured topiary peacocks, and take in the Victorian Mill and engine house.
These latter bits are often overlooked, I think, because it’s so easy to get caught up in all of the more “exciting” parts. Slow down, and see it all.
There really is so much to see and do that is suitable for all ages. You can, and it is recommended, you take the entire day for your visit.
Is Warwick touristy? And, maybe over the top? Yeah it is? But a visit to Warwick is great fun and does share a quite good experience.
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