Visitors to the Midlands of England should visit the historic town of Warwick, set on the banks of the River Avon, a small town with a population of just over 27,000 people.
However most come to Warwick not to see a museum or theater, but to visit Warwick Castle.
An imposing castle originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068 in wood.
Rebuilt in stone in 12th century and with major additions in the 14th and 17th centuries.
It’s also nice to stroll through the old town Warwick and loock at the beautiful architecture.
When you visit the castle you will find history depicted in a modern, exciting way.
The entrance is by the Stable Courtyard and you will see a reconstruction of a Ballista, a siege catapult.
Entrance to the walled castle is through Clarence Tower, and once inside you will view the large grassed area and gardens which lie inside the walls.
Warwick Castle has many towers built for defense around the walls.
Caesar’s Tower have the 14th century gaol where you can still see the names of the imprisoned scratched into the cold, dark walls.
Clarence Tower is a reconstruction of the 15th century building.
As you walk around the walls the views of the surrounding countryside are spectacular.
At the far end, beside the river, you will see the Trebuchet, one of the world’s largest siege engines which was built as a reconstruction in Denmark and brought to the castle in 2005.
This 18 meter tall catapult, weighing 22 tonnes can fire large rocks over 200 meters.
At various times during the year demonstrations of its throwing power take place.
Away from the lawns you will find the Sword in the Stone area depicting the legend that Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur free, showing him as the rightful king.
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