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Warwick Castle is a full day out with more than 1,100 years of jaw-dropping history. The attraction features dazzling shows and attractions, heaps of gruesome history and awesome birds of prey. Warwick Castle is set in 64 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens.
History of Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle has survived the ever-changing fortunes of history. The Castle was attacked in 1264, besieged in 1642 and damage by fire in 1871. Warwick Castle remained under the stewardship of the Earls of Warwick and later the Greville Family as a private home until 1978. The property was then taken over by The Tussauds Group, which later became Merlin Entertainments Group in 2007 and remains under their guardianship today.
Major developments in the Castle’s History
The initial Earthen Rampart was Constructed
William the Conqueror builds a Motte and Bailey Fort. The Fort consisted of a large earth mound with a timber stockade around both the top and base.
Stone replaced wood in the Castle Construction
Caesar’s Tower and Dungeon constructed
Guy’s Tower is completed, reaching a height of 39m