“ Please suggest your favourite attractions, which you’d like to review of course! Anything goes: e.g. a sight, a museum, a theme park, a castle, or any other places of interest to you. „
If you like old buildings, castles, fighting knights, bowmen and rivers then this is the place for you. I went to Warwick mainly to see the castle which was one of the best castles I've been too. It was expensive to get in, £10.95 for an adult ticket but they did special family ones (as always 2 adults, 2 children). We went on first weekend of August so it was teaming with heaps of Japanese, French and American kids running riot, but it didn't spoil the enjoyment. I thought it would be more of a adult day out, not something that the younger kids would enjoy. I was proved wrong, there were little kids running around in their suits of armour having a great time! We spent about 4 hours there in the end because there is so much to see, so it was worth the money. We went into the Great Hall, saw some of the ladies bedrooms and sitting rooms, checked out the armoury, got spooked in the Ghost Tower, then knackered our knees by climbing up and down 500 or so steps around towers and across the top walls of the castle. We saw some amazing views when we reached the top tower, so going round and round tiny stone spiral stairs was worth it in the end, even if I was a bit dizzy! There were dungeons but there was a huge queue so we gave it a miss. There were special shows put on so we watched a bowman competition and then got the history of how all the armour was put on etc and watched a fight between 2 knights. It was good fun and appealed to kids and adults. The good thing about the tickets was that you could go into town for a break but be allowed back into the castle which was good. The castle grounds are beautiful so take a picnic and get a seat by the river. It was excellent because you can take all the time in the world and there is so much to see, I loved it and would go again. Its great if your kids are interested in knights and castles etc, or it could get a little boring for them after a while.
We visted Warwick Castle last wednesday. No doubt it was signposted well from the motorway (M40), but we didn't come that way unfortunatly and spent 20 mins driving around Warwick before we even found the castle! Anyway, when we did, parking wasn't a problem (£2 for the whole day). The car park is right next to the entrance to the castle, and we got our tickets, I think they were about £10 each for adults, children under 4 go free. We went through the ticket gate and into the castle grounds. After a walk up a steep hill and a cobbly path with a 2 year old in a buggy, a lovely helper at the top told us we could have gone an alternative way that wasn't so awkward for a buggy. We felt this could have been signposted a bit better really. However, this aside, the castle was wonderful. It was rather busy, but as its the most popular attraction in the UK or so I believe this is to be expected. We first visted the toilets, which again were a bit awkward being down some steps. Not a problem with the buggy though, a lot of other parents seemed to just leave their buggies in corners so we did too. So having got rid of the buggy we could enjoy the rest of the castle. A short queue for the dungeon but not unbearable. The 2 year old didn't want to go down though, but not surprising after being told if he didn't behave we'd leave him down there! :o) The torture chamber and armoury were very interesting. We also toured the state rooms which were good but very boring to an increasingly bored and cranky little boy. The best thing was the ghost tower, with darkness and sound affects. The most annoying thing was the groups of schoolkids completely ruining the sound affects! The entertainment in the castle was good, there was plenty of space for picnics and the grounds were wonderful. I will definitely go again when my son is older and when he can appreciate it more, it isn't really a pla
ce for young children as we didn't get to see it all, but it was a really good day out, and very very enjoyable. Thoroughly recommended.