Monday, 13 June 2011
Warwick Castle - Posting 1; the outsides
It's extraordinarily expensive to get into Warwick Castle. I live very close to it and have only been about 3 times in the last 20 years because of this. It's more about family entertainment than history, but the staff are very knowledgable if you take the trouble to ask them anything. The day is filled with events and shows and it's easy to spend the entire day here, seeing falconry displays, watching a trebuchet being fired, seeing the wax works models and historic room settings, and walking the battlements.
There are various options for the day which all have different entrance fees but we chose the most basic and least expensive, so didn't see everything such as the Dungeons, and the Merlin tower. Our basic entrance fee, at the door, was £22 per person.
Lots of interesting photos to come and a video of the trebuchet being fired, but in the meantime, here's some photos of the outside of the castle.
The inside of the castle walls showing the courtyard.
One of the said views. Overlooking the Warwickshire countryside which is beautifully green and leafy.
Guys Tower, where the Falconers giving a display below, train their eagles to land. An amazing sight to see an eagle soaring around and landing on the castellations.
Mill Street. This little road next to the Castle, leads to the small gardens I posted about a few days ago.
Below: view from the Orangery, with peacock.