The castle is built upon a rocky site beside the River Avon, first chosen by William the Conqueror, for an earlier Motte and Bailey.
Warwick Castle Details
Address: Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU
Telephone: +44 (0)1926 495421
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About Warwick Castle
The castle is built upon a rocky site beside the River Avon, first chosen by William the Conqueror, for an earlier Motte and Bailey. The present building dates from the 13th century, with the principal towers being added in the 14th and 15th centuries. There are many later additions, including the keep, and the interior was extensively rebuilt by Sir Fulke Greville in the early 17th century, giving it the appearance of an elegant Jacobean mansion. Sir Fulke Greville's ghost is said to haunt the Watergate Tower. Visit the beautiful State Rooms and Great Hall and go via the Armoury, Dungeons and Torture Chamber to the towers and the gardens laid out by Capability Brown. And visit the Royal Weekend Party of 1898, showing the Earl and Countess of Warwick entertaining the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Marlboroughs, Devonshires and even Winston Churchill. The 60 acres of grounds feature the River Island, Peacock Gardens, the Conservatory, picnic area, river and woodland walks, licensed restaurant and medieval banquets.