SP 284-647 Warwickshire England
Warwick Castle is an earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by William the Conqueror in 1068. In the mid 13th century, John de Plessis founded the stone castle, when crowning the motte with a shell keep. The unique 14th century towers, remarkable mid 15th century gatehouse and barbican, give strong defence to the enclosure and the weaker Great Hall is protected by the river cliff. The motte and the Ghost Tower stand at one end, with the Gatehouse, Guy's Tower and Caesar's Tower at the other. In-between facing the town, is part of Richard of Gloucester's unfinished great keep, with only two of the four towers remaining. 5 miles north is Kenilworth Castle and 7 miles north-west is Baddesley Clinton Hall.
Warwick Castle is located in the town centre, off Castle Lane. 10 miles south-west of Coventry, on the A46-A429.
The site is owned by The Tussaud's Group and is open daily, April to October 10:00-6:00pm, November to March 10:00-5:00pm.
There is a car park.