If you're getting the train to Warwick Castle from the south, there are direct trains to Warwick station from London Marylebone, taking around 1 hour 45 minutes. For most visitors in the west and the north, the best option is to change at Birmingham Snow Hill for direct trains to Warwick. The castle is about a mile from the station, so well within walking distance. There are also taxis available from the station forecourt.
|Weekdays||06:25 - 12:55|
|Saturday||06:25 - 12:55|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Left Luggage Website||http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/lostproperty|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Ticket office staff will assist wherever possible. Please note that the advertised availability of staff may differ from time to time without notice due to local arrangements or staff sickness.
|Customer Service notes|
We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes to improve your services.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Car parking spaces||50|
|Cycle storage spaces||40|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Step-free access||Part of station|
|Step-free access notes|
Flat access to Platform 1 only.
|Ramps for train access||Unavailable|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
For taxis from all UK stations visit www.traintaxi.co.uk.
Warwick's monumental castle is one of England's most iconic heritage sites. It was founded by William the Conqueror in 1068 and has continued to dominate the Warwickshire skyline for over 900 years. Over the centuries, Warwick Castle has been both a fortress and country house. As a Norman fortress, it played a crucial role in protecting the town as it developed into a prosperous settlement in the Middle Ages. After its defensive role diminished, the castle was saved from ruin and converted into a sumptuous country house in the 17th century - the project cost some £3 million in today's money, and created the fascinating hybrid visitors enjoy today. Inside the castle, you'll find a superb collection of furniture, porcelain, sculptures and paintings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
For an insight into medieval warfare, head to the armoury, where there's an extensive collection of weaponry, then check out the huge working trebuchet, a vast catapult that was used during sieges. The bravest visitors can explore the castle dungeons, which offer a spine-chilling interactive experience packed with creepy characters and gruesome stories. Back in the light of day, relax in the castle's beautiful grounds, and round off your day with a meal or a snack in one of four restaurants and cafes.