Spare a thought for the knights of Warwick Castle who have found some ingenious ways to keep cool in this hot weather.
Knight cooling off in a pond
With knightly duties including greeting guests, rescuing princesses and horseback jousting, it's no wonder the heavily-clad heroes work up a sweat under their armour, which can weigh up to 20 kg (44 pounds).
Set in 60-acres of wooded gardens by the River Avon, Warwick Castle offers plenty of shady spots from which to enjoy the twice-daily jousts and the firing of the Mighty Trebuchet. Deep in The Castle Dungeon it remains dark and damp - ideal for the grotesque plague-ridden ghouls that haunt the place - while the birds of prey spread their wings and soar over the Castle ramparts in search of cool breezes.
See Warwick Castle for details of summer attractions including Horrible Histories™ Foul Fayre, jousting knights and plenty of outdoors action!