Warwick Castle, Warwick, England
Record Id: 3432
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The site has an 18th-century park and river landscape around a medieval castle. The grounds occupy about 280 hectares. The gardens were largely remodeled in the 19th and 20th centuries, and feature the Peacock topiary garden, a Victorian rose garden, and a glasshouse.
Brief history of site
In 1068 William I built a motte and bailey castle between the town and the north side of the River Avon. The eleventh Earl of Warwick began a programme of rebuilding after 1329. Sir Fulke Greville spent some £20,000 restoring the Castle and laying out new gardens in the late-16th and early-17th centuries. The fourth Lord Brooke undertook a major programme of restoration and improvement between 1669 and 1678. In 1749 Lancelot Brown was called in to complete the removal of the formal gardens. Brown made further changes to the pleasure grounds in 1753, and from 1755 began to landscape Castle Park which was extended in 1760. In 1868-9 Robert Marnock was commissioned to design new formal gardens.
Address: Warwick Castle, Warwick, CV34 4QU
Warwickshire; Warwick; Warwick
Historical County: Warwickshire
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Centre of Warwick.
Opening contact details:
The site is open daily except Christmas Day. Core opening hours are 10am to 5pm.
Refreshments. WCs. Shop. Disabled access.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: castle
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 280