Warwick Castle is an iconic gem nestled in the heart of Warwick, which invites around half a million visitors per year, taking them on a captivating journey through centuries of rich history. Originally constructed by William the Conqueror in 1068, the castle’s stone walls have played a pivotal role in the tapestry of English history. From noble residents to enduring sieges and royal dramas, the castle stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of the past.
The History Of Warwick Castle
Throughout the ages, the castle was a stronghold with a legacy steeped in significance. The echoes of medieval life resonate through its corridors and the centuries-old architecture bears witness to the tales of nobility and tumultuous times. As the seat of power and a strategic fortress, Warwick Castle not only endured the challenges of time but emerged as an emblem of resilience.
Through the 20th century, several earls recognised the castle’s potential as more than a historical relic. The castle’s tourism potential began to blossom as it opened its doors to a wider audience. However, it wasn’t until 1978 that a transformative chapter in its history unfolded. After a remarkable 374 years in the Greville family, the castle changed hands, finding a new home with the Tussauds Group when it was purchased for £1.3 million.
Today, families can embark on an immersive journey within the castle’s walls. Activities such as navigating the Horrible Histories® Maze, trying out archery, strolling through the Peacock Garden and exploring Pageant Field await eager adventurers. Warwick Castle has evolved into a dynamic destination that seamlessly marries history with modern-day entertainment, captivating visitors of all ages.
Don’t forget that you can visit Warwick Castle’s festive light trail until the 7th of January! Find out more about it here.
We’re Just Down The Road
Our hotel is a mere minute down the road by car or a 5-minute walk. This proximity makes the Warwick Arms the perfect place for those planning a trip to this iconic castle.
The Warwick Arms complements the historic charm of Warwick Castle with modern comfort and convenience. Our building isn’t quite as old as the castle itself but we still have an awful lot to offer! As you plan your visit to this iconic landmark, consider the ease of staying just moments away. Our family rooms offer spacious accommodation for all, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing place to rest after an exciting day at the castle.
After immersing yourself in the history and adventures of Warwick Castle, there’s no need to venture far for a delightful evening. The Warwick Arms Hotel boasts a charming restaurant downstairs, offering a delectable menu full of locally sourced food that caters to all tastes. Indulge in a satisfying meal without the hassle of searching for dining options elsewhere.
The Perfect Warwickshire Getaway
Warwick Castle’s vibrant past makes it a must-visit destination. When planning your trip, let the Warwick Arms Hotel be your home away from home. Remember to book well in advance if you’re planning on visiting around the half term or summer holidays!
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