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Warwick Castle, Warwickshire

Live and breathe ancient history within the walls of this wondrous fortress

Posted: 25 July 2011
by Fiona McKim

Jousting knights, pretty princesses and fiery dragons await your presence amongst the imposing medieval grandeur of one of Britain's most impressive castles. Rich with over 1000 years of fascinating history, Warwick castle is buzzing with life and full of sparkling characters who will excite and enthuse the whole family with true tales of the past. Far from being a decaying relic, this ancient fortress provides a family day out full of drama and interest that really lives up to that often heard claim of bringing history to life.

Star attractions  A day at Warwick castle will transport your family deep into Britain’s rich past thanks to the action-packed panolpy of medieval marvels on offer. Immerse your family in the wonder of ancient times with live jousting, soaring birds of prey, swords and sorcery in Merlin’s dragon tower and gruesome tales from the castle dungeon. Petite princesses-in-waiting will feel right at home in the unashamedly girly princess tower, complete with frog-kissing, glass slippers and an opportunity to dress up in the finest royal regalia with the help of the beautiful Princess Arabella.

Family X-Factor While history lessons may seem dull and dreary to your young brood, Warwick Castle’s many colourful characters are lively and charming enough to provide an appealing educational experience. Stop for a chat with a member of the Royal Court or a grisly plague victim...

Not many people know this, but… Traitors beware! Warwick Castle is home to the world’s largest trebuchet, a deadly mediaeval catapult that can fling flaming fire balls hundreds of feet.

Don’t forget to pack Comfortable shoes for exploring the castle’s magnificent turreted towers, splendid stately rooms and rambling ramparts.

Special events Witness an epic battle between good and evil and the enchantment of a truly legendary tale being brought to life with the Sword In The Stone Show, between July 23 and September 4. Can you predict who will have the true inner strength and integrity of character required to extract Excalibur from the stone?

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