Trains to Warwick Castle
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When planning days out and big trips with friends and family, the classics can be the best. Visiting a medieval castle like Warwick Castle never gets old – especially for younger ones who are eager to learn about knights, ladies-in-waiting, jesters, Kings, and Queens. Discover something new about England’s history and heritage at Warwick Castle.
Getting to Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle is super easy to reach for an exciting weekend day trip, during school holidays, or on your staycation getaway in Warwickshire. The castle is situated only a couple of miles from Leamington Spa train station; serviced by CrossCountry trains and accessible on a variety of routes running from all corners of the country.
- To get to Warwick Castle from the South, you can catch a direct CrossCountry line from Bournemouth or Southampton
- To reach the castle from the North, our routes run directly from Manchester, Sheffield, York, and Durham into Leamington Spa
- Coming from Scotland? No problem! Catch a direct CrossCountry train from Edinburgh to Leamington Spa
- If you’re already nearby, you can get to Warwick Castle from Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton with ease
About Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle has a long history as part of the English royal landscape as it was first built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Originally built as a wooden motte-and-bailey fort, it was fortified to become the stone castle that we see today in the 12th century – although it has gone through several lives and aesthetic changes in the meantime! Most recently, whilst owned by the Greville family, it was converted into a country house. This castle really has seen a vast expanse of history and has felt its own changes during that period. It is this history that is celebrated and showcased at the castle museum today.
Although the castle has been used as a fort and stronghold since its construction in the 11th century, the tourism that the castle attracts to it in the 21st century is not new. Did you know, that Queen Victoria visited the castle herself in 1858? If it’s good enough for Queen Vic, it’s good enough for us! Now that it sees thousands of visitors each year, it is carefully maintained and it’s upkeep is conscientiously managed to ensure that this historic house can be visited by tourists for many generations to come.
Things to Do at Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle is adored by families everywhere; because not only is it an educational and interesting spot for a half-term day out, but they also offer a variety of activities, talks, and performances across the site to keep everyone entertained. From birds of prey and historical tours, to archery and jousting. The team at Warwick Castle work tirelessly to ensure that your day out will be packed with adventure and culture.
Check out their website to book tickets in advance and to keep an eye out for special events.