Warwick Castle with Kids

England, Warwick Guide (B): Warwick Castle with Kids

Castles alone are enough to enliven a child’s imagination but Warwick Castle goes a step further. It brings to life the legends and history which surround the castle. I was amazed at its range of activities geared towards children. From learning archery and sword fighting to a Horrible Histories maze and a thrilling War of the Roses show featuring jousting and fire tricks – there’s plenty to do and see. You can even stay overnight in the castle grounds – which we did in a Medieval-inspired glamping tent.

It was William the Conqueror who ordered Warwick Castle to be built in 1068 following his victory at the Battle of Hastings. Originally a Motte and Bailey castle, it was extended and remade with stone during King Henry II’s reign in the 1400s.

Warwick Castle was used as a fortress until 1604 when it was given to the politician and poet Sir Fulke Greville by James I. The Greville family owned it until 1978 when it was sold to Merlin Entertainments. It has since become one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Warwick Castle with Kids
Guide Location: England » Warwick
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Warwick castle  
Author: Elizabeth Callaghan
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