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Enjoy a sunny castle tour whatever the weather

View of Warwick Castle
Click on the image above to launch a virtual tour of this view
It's the biggest single tourist attraction in Warwickshire and one of the top ten visited places in the country and now you can even visit online!

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For years Warwick Castle has been a major tourist attraction, with a brilliant range of special events and exhibitions to impress visitors from all over the world.

For the first time, you can now visit the castle virtually - or email a tour to your friends abroad - from this page!

 View of Warwick Castle
Click on the image above to launch a virtual tour
You really can't visit Warwick or the surrounding area without going to see the castle.

It's the town's most expensive attraction, but it's even larger, more varied and more entertaining than you might expect.

We love it!

Beautiful grounds
 View of Warwick Castle
Click on the image above to launch a virtual tour
For obvious reasons we haven't been able to get our huge tripod and camera up the towers and inside the dungeons, so instead we have a tour of the castle's beautiful grounds.

The castle is set in extensive grounds that straddle the river Avon, so many visitors enjoy a picnic or a countryside walk.

Conservatory and peacock garden
 View of Warwick Castle
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The beautifully proportioned conservatory, which acts as a focal point in the landscape, was built in 1786 by a local mason, William Eborall.

Inside it now has a number of very impressive plants that give it a tropical feel.

Directly in front of the conservatory is the peacock garden, designed by the Victorian landscape gardener Robert Marnock, and ideal for relaxing after running around the castle walls.

River and island
 View of Warwick Castle
Click on the image above to launch a virtual tour
A bridge takes you from the castle across the Avon and onto an island.

In the 1890s, the island used to be inhabited by Japanese deer, Chinese geese, an emu, racoons, an ant bear and a baby elephant.

Now, it has an enjoyable nature trail, even though you usually just see ducks!

Plan a visit
I can tell you're keen to get inside the castle now!

As a guide, entrance is around £30 for a family of four (more for special events). For an adult it costs from £11-£13 depending on the time of year.

For more details follow the links on the left for our detailed review and for the official Warwick Castle site.

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