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Warwick Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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Warwick Castle, on the River Avon, has roots dating back to 914 and Alfred the Great's ongoing problems with pesky Danes. Generations of the Beauchamp family built the castle as we know it today, before it came under the ownership of the Earl of Warwick. Now owned by the Tussard group, it's a major tourist attraction in an area steeped in history.

Written by  matt_b.

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“An Imposing Sight”

Born in the storm of the Norman Invasion, Warwick Castle has evolved over a thousand years from a wooden motte and bailey castle into the stone giant that exists today. Warwick must have been an imposing sight to any would-be attackers. The barbican… Read more...

Written by  Ron Lyons Jr..

“Many towered Warwick”

This castle has two very fine show fronts, although some of the battlements are actually probably post-medieval. Palatial apartments rise high above the River Avon on the SE side, and on the NE is a lofty 14th century wall with a central gatehouse and … Read more...

Written by  Mike Salter.

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