Steps to be navigated
At the entrance to the attractions of the Great Hall, the State Rooms, the Chapel and Warwick’s Royal Weekend Party there are 10 steps to be ascended. For any visitors that require this service there is a booklet written in Braille containing information about the Great Hall and the State Rooms. A member of the history team located at the entrance to these attractions can offer more information or assistance should it be required.
Tips for the use of pushchairs
The main pathways within the castle grounds are suitable for all weather conditions. Visitors with pushchairs should use the central courtyard to avoid the uneven surface that includes the original cobble stones. The main pathway to River Island is very steep and difficult for pushchairs; a better alternative is by way of the rear of the Mound. In areas not suited to pushchairs, visitors can leave them at the entrances to these attractions or in the designated pushchair parking facilities.
At the Main Castle building there is a facility for taking part in a virtual tour. Although it is designed to assist those visitors in wheelchairs, the virtual tour is there for the use of anybody that is unable to navigate the narrow dark passageways or steep spiral staircases.
A typical days entertainment at Warwick Castle
There are several attractions that operate continuously throughout the day while the shows usually occur on just two occasions each day. The Castle Dungeon begins at 10am, if you are brave enough to enter this attraction you will witness some of the darkest, bloodiest and most frightening scenes that portray the castle’s history. Live actors and special effects add extra drama to the tales you will encounter.
The Bowman Show is presented by the castle’s resident bowman twice a day. Visitors can watch the agility and power of a bow in action as the equipment and techniques are explained.
The Mighty Trebuchet
At the riverside arena you can witness a display and talk through of this medieval siege weapon. There are shows conducted in the morning and afternoon.
The Falconer’s Quest
This show, featuring the biggest birds of prey in the UK is a new addition for 2019. The skies above the riverside viewing area are full of birds as they fly free to conduct a display of aerial acrobatics. This show may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions when a demonstration of these birds of prey in offered as an alternative.