Warwick Castle has banned boredom this summer - and even offers guests the opportunity to stay overnight if they can't tear themselves away! There is even a rainy day guarantee if the Great British weather misbehaves.
The Castle's famous jousting knights return on Saturday 19 July to mark the site's 1,100th anniversary with two daredevil daily shows - until Sunday 31 August. They join swordsmen showing off their skills; characters in five Horrible Histories® Foul Fayres determined to make the most of the grim and gory aspects of British history. Rosie the Andean Condor, vast vultures and soaring eagles in the twice daily Flight of the Eagles; and the Trebuchet Fireball Spectacular which brings the heat of battle to the banks of the Rive Avon with 30-feet high jets of flame.
If this is all too much for one day, visitors can now spend the night in the Warwick Castle Mediaeval Glampsite within the Castle grounds. With wooden floors and wooden beds, free Wi-Fi and a banqueting tent, the Glampsite offers riverside accommodation for up to four people.
On days when the British summer weather fails, there's plenty to do inside the Castle including exploring The Great Hall, state rooms with the expert History Team and venturing into the Gaol deep under Caesar's Tower - as well as The Castle Dungeon and The Princess Tower. If it rains continuously for one hour or more, visitors who booked in advance online can take advantage of the rainy day guarantee and return to the Castle for free within 60 days.*
Geoff Spooner, General Manager at Warwick Castle, said: "We've banned boredom here this summer, with so much going on all-day every day for adults and children, there's simply no time to be bored! With the return of our famous jousting knights - who are now even more daring - and our new sword battle display, there's more than ever before to entertain our summer guests whatever the British summer weather. The Mediaeval Glampsite allows guests to sleep comfortably in the Castle grounds and enjoy two days at the Castle and really let their imaginations run riot!"
Book online in advance for the best entry prices, from £18 Adult, £14.85 Child or £51.72 Family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 4 - 11.
An overnight in a Warwick Tent in the Mediaeval Glampsite starts from £200 based on four people sharing a bell tent including breakfast, priority Castle entry for two days and car parking.
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