Warwick Castle

Experience over 1,100 years of jaw-dropping history at Warwick Castle - a fun, action-packed and unforgettable day out that the whole family will enjoy! Filled to the turrets with tales of treachery and torture, passion and power, there’s never a dull moment at this enchanting medieval castle.

  • Watch magnificent birds of prey, jousting and archery demonstrations.
  • Climb 500 steps to the top of the tallest tower for incredible panoramic views
  • Experience preparations for battle and get a soldier’s eye view from beneath a battle helmet...
  • Visit the lavishly decorated State Rooms, watch as a household prepares for a Victorian party and discover how electricity was generated over 100 years ago to light up the Castle.
  • Charging back into action is Wars of the Roses Live. With all new stunts and tricks, the live action family jousting show is back with even more dates from May 2018.
  • Get Lost in the UK’s first Horrible Histories® Maze
  • Warwick Castle tickets also include entry to the Castle’s 64 acres of beautiful grounds, with the Peacock Garden, Victorian Rose Garden and Pageant Field. 

Opening Easter 2018: The Conqueror's Fortress

Celebrate the 950th anniversary of William the Conqueror creating a motte and bailey castle with an all new interactive exhibition! Explore the castle's oldest surviving feature by climbing The Conqueror's Fortress; a specifically designed exhibition exploring the Castle’s fascinating founding story. Discover the story of the original fortifications, their evolution and how they were defended and more!

Horrible Histories Maze

Experience the foulest and funniest bits of history brought to life by the UK’s first Horrible Histories® Maze! This exciting attraction; full of foul facts and fun games is a maze with a difference! The aim is not to reach the centre, but to reorder the muddle that mischievous Rattus Rattus has made of time and find the way out!

The Time Tower

Join the ghost of the Earl of Warwick on a whirlwind adventure quest through Warwick Castle’s exciting (and often gruesome) history!

This new immersive multimedia experience (included with your entrance ticket) takes you right back to the birth of Warwick Castle. Discover the true story of its past and learn how it controlled the middle of England for 1000s of years.

Daily Events

Exciting events take place every day at Warwick Castle, including jousting, jesting, fighting knights, falconry and the mighty Trebuchet – the world’s largest siege machine! You can even learn the art of archery with the Warwick Bowman.

The Castle Dungeon*

Are you brave enough to venture into the very depths of the castle?? With a spine-chilling set of live actors, shows and spectacular special effects, this 50-minute experience is so scary; it’s strictly over-10s only!

*The Castle Dungeons are not included in this ticket. Tickets to this attraction are available at an additional price on the day.

2018 Event Dates:

  • The Haunted Castle: 20 October - 4 November 2018
  • Christmas at the Castle: 1 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

The Haunted Castle

20 October - 4 November 2018

The Haunted Castle returns to tell spellbinding stories to guests of all ages with thrills for the entire family. 

Have light-hearted, spooky fun by day

Dead Centre Stage

Join a host of bizarre charcters throughout the day for fun, games and spooktacular shows at the Dead Centre Stage.

The Witches Tower

The Wondrous Witches are looking for some young recruits – let your dress up as their favourite witch, while they learn to cast spells.

The Haunted Hollows

Join a spooky Halloween trail where fairy tales become scary tales! The characters roaming around the Castle always have a creepy tale or two to share but you may discover that there isn't always a happy ending.

But be ready as things get scarier by nightfall….

House of Wax

In the old abandoned house they wait. Seeming harmless and still in the darkness for years - but in the blink of an eye, they snap to life... don't turn your back whatever you do!


This Halloween, join us for an intense sonic performance that will test just how susceptible you are to a visit from the other side

*Additional charges apply, limited capacity

Escape Room*

Battle the clock to set the Knight free! You and your family will have to work together in this 30 minute interactive quest to uncover a series of clues and puzzles to find the key to freedom

*Additional charges apply, limited capacity


At 5pm, as twilight embraces the Castle, head to the Central Courtyard and follow the plague doctor on a truly haunting live-actor adventure in 1349.

The Kingmaker DigiTrail: NEW FOR 2017

Visit the Kingmaker attraction in a brand new way in this interactive augmented reality experience

Warwick Castle promises to really bring history to life with the launch of a 3D augmented reality app. The new free-to-download app deploys 3D recognition technology to identify solid objects - such as a carved stone coat of arms and The Kingmaker’s horse within the attraction – that can leap to life on screen. Visitors will be thrilled with a range of engaging interactions including animations, ambient sounds, interactive quizzes and task based quests selected by the Mini History Team, ensuring the app remains authentic to history whilst being engaging for kids.


  • Download the free Gamar app
  • Choose the Kingmaker DigiTrail

Ticket Information

Opening Dates: Warwick Castle is open daily year round excluding Christmas Day.

Opening Times: Warwick Castle is generally open between 10am-4pm. The Undercroft Restaurant general opening hours are between 11am – 4pm.

Duration: 1 Full Day entry to Warwick Castle + a Pizza Pasta Meal Deal in the Undercroft Restaurant.

Address: Warwick Castle, Warwick CV34 4QU. The Castle is well signposted, and less than two miles from junction 15 of the M40.

Additional Information: Please note Castle Dungeons are not included in this ticket. Car parking is available for £6 per day in the Stratford Road Car Park and £10 a day in the Stables Car Park.

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