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Warwick Castle is over a thousand years old with the first fortifications being supposedly erected by Ethelfleda, daughter of King Alfred the Great in the year 914 as part of a network to protect the Kingdom of Mercia, the present castle is a Norman motte-and-bailey type built in the 11th century. The castle is well maintained with magnificent towers and ramparts. The many attractions range from dungeons to the Great Hall, State Rooms and the Royal Weekend Party of 1898. Visitors can climb some of the towers and visit the well laid out exhibitions, many having wax figures. Warwick is said to have the best-preserved castle in Britain and has been inhabited continuously since the Middle Ages, and until 1978 was the home of the Earls of Warwick. The castle is now owned by the Tussauds Group, the company which owns Madame Tussaud's in London, who have carried out extensive restorations to the castle.
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The Black Death has returned to the castle in the form of Outbreak 1349 – a new live-actor experience highlighting the age of the deadly plaque.
April to September: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
October to March: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Children (4-11): £16.80
April 2012, updated December 2016
Address: Warwick, Warwickshire,CV34 4QU, UK
Directions: Located less than two miles from junction 15 of the M40
Phone: 01926 495 421
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