Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a bend of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century.

Warwick Castle is situated in the town of Warwick, on a sandstone bluff at a bend of the River Avon. The river, which runs below the castle on the east side, has eroded the rock the castle stands on, forming a cliff. The river and cliff form natural defences. When construction began in 1068, four houses belonging to the Abbot of Coventry were demolished to provide room. The castle’s position made it strategically important in safeguarding the Midlands against rebellion.

Other tourist attractions include “Flight of the Eagles”, archery displays, Jousting,”The Trebuchet Show” and “The Sword In The Stone Show”. The Castle is also home to “The Castle Dungeon”, a live actor experience similar to that of “London Dungeons”. Warwick Castle is the subject of many ghost stories. One such instance is that of Fulke Greville who is said to haunt the Watergate Tower despite having been murdered in Holborn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warwick_Castle


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