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Keep cool at Warwick Castle

Spare a thought for the knights of Warwick Castle who have found some ingenious ways to keep cool in hot weather.

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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!

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