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Tickets to Warwick Castle with Optional Christmas Ice Skating & Light Trail

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1 hr.
  • Discover the ancient ramparts and grounds of Warwick Castle, vividly brought to life by actors, exciting shows, and interactive displays.
  • Check out the gardens to catch a glimpse of the proud peacocks who reside there and watch in awe as one of the world's largest catapults launches a flaming fireball.
  • Experience the joy of Christmas at Warwick Castle, wrapped in the grandeur of medieval history as you ice skate under the castle's turrets!
  • Meet Santa and listen to festive stories in a cozy castle library, surrounded by glittering decorations.
  • Be enchanted by the castle's light trail, another ticket open, a visual treat as the castle glows under a thousand twinkling lights.
  • Discover the ancient ramparts and grounds of Warwick Castle, vividly brought to life by actors, exciting shows, and interactive displays.
  • Check out the gardens to catch a glimpse of the proud peacocks who reside there and watch in awe as one of the world's largest catapults launches a flaming fireball.
  • Experience the joy of Christmas at Warwick Castle, wrapped in the grandeur of medieval history as you ice skate under the castle's turrets!
  • Meet Santa and listen to festive stories in a cozy castle library, surrounded by glittering decorations.
  • Be enchanted by the castle's light trail, another ticket open, a visual treat as the castle glows under a thousand twinkling lights.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Warwick Castle
  • Christmas entry to Warwick Castle
  • Christmas entry to Warwick Castle + light trails
  • Christmas entry to Warwick Castle + ice skating

Exclusions

  • Guide
  • Entrance to the Castle Dungeon
  • Parking fee (payable on site)
  • Tip: Look for informative plaques scattered around the castle for detailed insights into its rich history.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.
  • Due to current restrictions some enclosed areas may only permit limited guests at any one time.
  • Entrance to the Castle Dungeon is not included in the tickets. The Castle Dungeon cannot be pre-purchased and is subject to availability on the day of the visit. Tickets, if available, should be purchased on-site. Note that the Castle Dungeon is only permitted for guests over the age of 10.
  • Guests should have a moderate physical fitness level, and no heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
  • Service animals are allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Day Trips
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Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's England, Oxford & Cotswolds Day Tour from Victoria

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11 hr.
Guided Tour
Transfers Included
  • Visit some of England's most cherished landmarks as you set out for a fun day of sightseeing and learning.
  • Hop aboard a comfortable coach from London and enjoy the rolling hills and sleepy villages on your way to the Cotswolds.
  • Take in intriguing stories and factual information about the attractions you see along the way from your expert tour guide.
  • Indulge in some spirited swordplay and feel like a knight, and check out the fabulously decorated State Dining Room here.
  • Make your way to Oxford next, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
  • Upgrade your ticket to enter the 12th-century Warwick Castle and explore William Shakespeare's home.
  • Visit some of England's most cherished landmarks as you set out for a fun day of sightseeing and learning.
  • Hop aboard a comfortable coach from London and enjoy the rolling hills and sleepy villages on your way to the Cotswolds.
  • Take in intriguing stories and factual information about the attractions you see along the way from your expert tour guide.
  • Indulge in some spirited swordplay and feel like a knight, and check out the fabulously decorated State Dining Room here.
  • Make your way to Oxford next, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
  • Upgrade your ticket to enter the 12th-century Warwick Castle and explore William Shakespeare's home.

Inclusions

  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Round-trip transfers on AC coaches from Victoria
  • Entry to Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin (optional)

Exclusions

  • Meal inclusions
  • Facilities: Free WiFi on coaches.
  • During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Day Tour of Warwick Castle from London by Rail

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Mobile Ticket
10 hr. 9 min.
Transfers Included
  • Enjoy round-trip AC train transfers between London and Warwick and visit the medieval wonder of Warwick Castle.
  • Board a train at the Marylebone Station and enjoy the scenic journey from London to Warwick, and stay connected with free WiFi available on board.
  • Step into this medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068 that still reflects its grandiose architectural style.
  • Explore the castle grounds with beautiful gardens such as the Victorian Rose and Peacock Garden with ornamental flowers, sculptures, and hedges.
  • Enter the Great Hall and staterooms, each with its own style of artifacts and portraits that narrate the castle’s history from the 16th century.
  • Enjoy round-trip AC train transfers between London and Warwick and visit the medieval wonder of Warwick Castle.
  • Board a train at the Marylebone Station and enjoy the scenic journey from London to Warwick, and stay connected with free WiFi available on board.
  • Step into this medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068 that still reflects its grandiose architectural style.
  • Explore the castle grounds with beautiful gardens such as the Victorian Rose and Peacock Garden with ornamental flowers, sculptures, and hedges.
  • Enter the Great Hall and staterooms, each with its own style of artifacts and portraits that narrate the castle’s history from the 16th century.

Inclusions

  • Day trip to Warwick Castle
  • Round-trip train transfers between London & Warwick
  • Entry to Warwick Castle
  • Free Wi-Fi on the train
  • Information pack

Exclusions

  • Guided tour
  • Entry to castle dungeons
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Tip: Take a blanket along and pack light food as there is lots of grassy open space to spread out and have a picnic!
  • You can return on any service the same day between 4pm to 7pm, with trains running every 30 mins, arriving at Marylebone station.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Warwick Castle | the 2nd oldest castle in the UK

Warwick Castle, a majestic relic of British history, has roots in the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War, making it a significant chapter in the nation's story. This medieval castle is more than just stone and walls; it's a living tale, breathing history since the Middle Ages. So, gear up and arm yourself with the knowledge needed to head out on a valuable voyage to Warwick Castle.

Things to know before booking your tickets to Warwick Castle

Aerial view of the courtyard of the Warwick Castle
  • Warwick Castle is the 3rd largest castle in the UK, making it one of the busiest and most people-packed attractions to visit. Plan way ahead and invest plenty of time. We recommend going on a day tour to make the most of your visit.
  • If you're travelling with kids aged 3 to 16 or as a family with two adults and two children, there are discounted ticket options. It's a smart choice to take advantage of these savings.
  • There are three options at Warwick Castle. The closest one costs £10, and it's super convenient. The other two, priced at £6, are free for annual pass holders, but they do involve a 20-minute walk. But here's the hack: if you're travelling with someone who's disabled, elderly, or young, there's a drop-off area right by the entrance to make things much easier.
  • Warwick Castle hosts an array of thrilling events throughout the year. For an unforgettable visit, check out the events page and consider aligning your trip with one of these special occasions.
  • As you explore the castle's grounds, bring along a blanket and a picnic. There's ample green space to sprawl out and enjoy your meal, with the main lawn serving as an ideal spot to watch the captivating birds of prey show.
  • If you're travelling with little ones aged 3 to 8, don't miss the Princess Tower. Secure your spot by booking a slot when you arrive since tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This interactive show promises to add a touch of magic to your castle adventure. Enjoy your visit

Why visit Warwick Castle?

Waxworks
  • Owned by a...toddler: Warwick Castle's rich history holds intriguing tales. A two-year-old girl, Matilda, became its owner in 1088, inheriting the title of Countess of Warwick.
  • Haunted by a peacock: A ghostly legend haunts the Peacock Garden – a white peacock, said to be the favourite of Anne Neville, Countess of Warwick.
  • Bats in the dungeon: The castle's dungeons harbour a colony of bats, brought there by monks who believed in their protective powers.
  • Inspired the inspirational: The Great Hall is rumoured to have inspired the Hogwarts Great Hall in Harry Potter.
  • Lights, camera, castle!: Warwick Castle's cinematic history includes the 1971 film "The Lion in Winter," starring Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, and Anthony Hopkins.
  • Waxworks gallery: You can also find waxworks depicting historical luminaries like Queen Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, and Winston Churchill.
  • Royal weddings: This castle is not just a historical site; it's a venue for grand events. In 2005, it hosted the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Which warwick Castle ticket is best for you?

Warwick Castle interiors

If you want to explore in detail

Go for: Guided tour

Duration: 11 hrs.

Castle entry: Yes

Guide: Professional tour guide and audio guide

  • Listen to your knowledgeable guide as they tell you fascinating tales and provide interesting background on the sites you see.
  • Relax on the scenic drive from London to the Cotswolds, passing through picturesque countryside and quaint towns.

Recommended Tours

If you want to explore more

If you want to explore more

Go for: Guided tour

Duration: 10 hours

Castle entry: No

Guide: Professional tour guide and audio guide

  • Take off in style from Victoria Coach Station in an air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-equipped coach with all the comforts of home.
  • Stop by Shakespeare's birthplace, a timbered mansion in the lovely town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Recommended Tours

entrance to castle

If you are a history buff

Go for: Day trip

Transfer: Included

Castle dungeon access: Yes

Guide: Professional tour guide and audio guide

  • Here in this ancient stronghold, you may relive 1,100 years of British history, from the Wars of the Roses to the conquest of England by William the Conqueror.
  • Step inside the magnificent castle and wander the ornate State Rooms. All of them tell the tale of the fort from the 1600s to the 1900s.

Recommended Tours

Explore Warwick Castle

The Conquerer's Fortress
Towers & Ramparts
Legend of the Trebuchet
The Peacock Garden
East Front
Warwick Castle - Conquerer's Fortress

In 914 AD, Aethelflaed constructed an imposing mile-long wall around Warwick, leaving an enduring mark in history. This fortified the town and left an indelible legacy.

Warwick tower - Guy's Tower

Climb Guy's Tower to survey the world from its summit, much like a quarterback assessing the field before a crucial play.

Warick Castle - TREBUCHET

Warwick Castle proudly houses Britain's enormous siege machine, showcased in a spectacular and unprecedented performance, much like a game-changing home run swing in baseball.

Warwick Castle - peacock garden

Explore the Peacock Garden with its meticulously sculpted topiaries and a stunning fountain at its heart, much like a star player in a championship game. The surrounding views are breathtaking, akin to cheering fans in a stadium.

Warwick Castle - East Front

The grandeur of Warwick Castle's exterior and its main entrance welcomes you with the same excitement as entering a stadium before a critical match.

What to see at Warwick Castle?

Great Hall

The Great Hall

Your journey begins in the magnificent Great Hall, where you'll find yourself surrounded by a spectacular display of medieval weapons and armor. You can almost feel the echoes of knights in shining armor as you explore this historic space.

State Rooms

State Rooms

As you move deeper into the castle, you'll discover the beautifully furnished State Rooms. Each room feels like a step into a different era, from the rich tapestries of the Red Drawing Room to the elegant ambiance of the Cedar Drawing Room.

Towers and Battlements

Towers and Battlements

Ascend the towers and battlements for breathtaking panoramic views that will leave you in awe. Guy's Tower is your stairway to heaven, while Caesar's Tower offers a glimpse into the castle's history, both told with unparalleled vistas.

Mound

The Mound

The Mound is a time capsule, a piece of the castle's original wooden structure. Climbing to its summit, you'll feel like you're on top of the world, surveying the River Avon and its picturesque surroundings.

The Castle Dungeons

The Castle Dungeons

Venture beneath the castle into the Castle Dungeons. It's like stepping into a spine-tingling time machine, with tales of plagues, torture, and the eerie whispers of the past.

Falconer's Quest

Falconer's Quest

The Falconer's Quest is a show that will send shivers down your spine and make your heart soar with amazement. Watch in awe as majestic birds of prey take to the skies, their flight and hunting skills on full display.

Time Tower

Time Tower

The Time Tower is a captivating journey that combines storytelling with cutting-edge technology. You'll be spellbound by the multimedia experience as you traverse 1,100 years of Warwick Castle's history.

Merlin: The Dragon Tower

Merlin: The Dragon Tower

For a dose of enchantment, Merlin: The Dragon Tower offers a world of King Arthur and Merlin's legends brought to life through interactive experiences, perfect for the whole family.

Plan your visit to Warwick Castle

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Timings

Opening times vary depending on the time of year, but generally speaking, the castle opens at 10am and closes at 5pm.

Peak Season Opening Times (March to October)

  • Monday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Off-Peak Season Opening Times (November to February)

  • Monday to Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Address: Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire. The postcode (for your SatNav) depends on where you park:

  • Stratford Road Car Park - CV34 6AH
  • Field Car Park - CV34 6AH
  • Stables Car Park - CV34 4QU 

Getting There

By bus:

  • From Stratford-upon-Avon: The Stagecoach X16 bus goes directly from Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick. The journey takes about 30 minutes.
  • From Coventry: The Stagecoach 16 bus goes from Coventry to Warwick. The journey takes about 1 hour.
  • From Leamington Spa: The Stagecoach 18 bus goes from Leamington Spa to Warwick. The journey takes about 45 minutes.
    By train:
  • From London Marylebone: There are regular trains from London Marylebone to Warwick station. The journey takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • From Birmingham Snow Hill: There are regular trains from Birmingham Snow Hill to Warwick station. The journey takes about 45 minutes.
  • From Warwick station, it is a 15-minute walk to Warwick Castle. You can also take a taxi from the station to the castle.
parking access

There are now two parking accesses to the castle. You may access the Stratford Road and Stables parking lots via the respective entrances on Stratford Road and Castle Lane, respectively.

Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • First aid
  • Cash machines: There are cash machines located at the castle entrance and in the Knights' Village.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tours: There are a variety of guided tours available, including general tours, themed tours, and behind-the-scenes tours.
  • Audio guides: Audio guides are available in multiple languages.
  • Wheelchair ramps and lifts
  • Accessible toilets
  • Audio described tours
  • British Sign Language (BSL) tours: BSL tours are available for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.
medieval banquet
  • Take the secret passageway. There is a secret passageway that leads from the castle's State Rooms to the Great Hall. The passageway is not open to the general public, but you can book a guided tour to see it.
  • Visit the Peacock Gardens at night. The Peacock Gardens are beautiful at any time of day, but they are especially magical at night. The gardens are lit up with fairy lights and candles, and there is often live music playing.
  • Have a picnic in the Trebuchet Lawn. The Trebuchet Lawn is a large area of grass located outside the castle walls. It is the perfect place to have a picnic lunch or just relax and enjoy the views.
  • Climb the Guy of Warwick Tower. The Guy of Warwick Tower is the tallest tower in the castle and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The climb is not for the faint of heart, but it is definitely worth it for the views.
  • Attend a medieval banquet. Warwick Castle hosts regular medieval banquets in the Great Hall. The banquets are a fun and unique way to experience medieval culture.
English Breakfast, British food
  • THE CONSERVATORY TEA HOUSE: The conservatory was constructed in 1786 and is a fine example of Georgian architecture. The interior is decorated with elegant plants and flowers, and the floor is paved with marble tiles.
  • Type of cuisine: British, afternoon tea
  • Timings: 10am-5pm
  • THE UNDERCROFT CAFÉ: located on the lower level of Warwick Castle. The café was originally used as a cellar and later as the servants dining hall. Today, you can enjoy a variety of hot and cold snacks in this historic setting.
  • Type of cuisine: Snacks, sandwiches, pastries
  • Timings: 10am-5pm
Kenilworth Castle
  • Kenilworth Castle: Kenilworth Castle is a magnificent ruin of a Norman castle, located just 4 miles from Warwick Castle. The castle was built in the 12th century and was once one of the most powerful and luxurious castles in England. Today, visitors can explore the castle's ruins, which include the Great Hall, the Leicester Building, and the Swan Tower.
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace: Shakespeare's Birthplace is a half-timbered house in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the famous playwright was born in 1564. The house is now a museum, and visitors can see the room where Shakespeare was born, as well as other rooms that are furnished in Elizabethan style.

Frequently asked questions about Warwick Castle

How much is a ticket to Warwick Castle?

Tickets vary depending on the date and type of ticket you purchase, but you can avail tickets starting £79 by booking online in advance.

How to book tickets to Warwick Castle?

Tickets to Warwick Castle may be purchased in advance online or at the gate. Purchasing tickets in advance online might save you money and time spent waiting in line.

Why should I book Warwick Castle tickets online?

You may save both time and money by purchasing tickets to see Warwick Castle online. You may find a wide variety of offers to pick from on the internet. You may also customize and include access to the castle dungeons, famous attractions and many more.

What do Warwick Castle tickets include?

Your ticket includes entry to the castle and grounds, as well as access to all of the castle's attractions, including the towers and battlements, the dungeon, the Trebuchet, and the Peacock Garden.

Are there any discounts available on Warwick Castle tickets?

Yes, there are a number of discounts available on tickets, including discounts for students, seniors, groups, and families. You can find more information about discounts on the Warwick Castle website.

How long does it take to complete a Warwick Castle tour?

It takes around a day to complete a Warwick Castle tour. However, you can take breaks and spend longer at the castle if you want to see everything. The castle also has a number of restaurants and cafes where you can stop for a break.