Warwick Castle

July 15th, 2016 / / 20 Comments »

A Guide to Warwick Castle

Step back in time to explore over 1000 years of history at Warwick Castle packed with attractions & activities that will appeal to children & adults alike.  Follow our Guide to Warwick Castle below that includes cheap ticket options and money saving hints & tips to help you get the most from your visit.

Top Tip; extend your stay and take advantage of FREE second day tickets to Warwick Castle with all overnight packages that includes accommodation, breakfast, VIP parking & tickets.


Warwick Castle & Stocks

Warwick Castle, (photo; Phil Loach)


Warwick Castle; Free Second Day Entry

Extend your stay and take advantage of FREE second day entry to Warwick Castle with packages that include accommodation, breakfast & Warwick Castle tickets plus Kids Go Free on select days too!  Opt to stay onsite within luxurious Glamping Tents complete with comfortable beds or Knight’s Village Lodges including wet rooms & cable TV!  You also have the choice of making use of hotels located nearby should you prefer.

More details available at Warwick Castle Short Breaks.

Warwick Castle 2 for 1 Vouchers

Pick up a 2 for 1 voucher for Warwick Castle that secures one free entry when accompanied by another purchasing a full on-the-gate price ticket. Vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with online ticket discounts or any other offers & doesn’t include admission to secondary attractions such as the Castle Dungeons. Whilst it always worth checking the terms & conditions for restrictions on use, if used well 2 for 1 vouchers can offer value for money particularly during quieter times of the year.

If you are planning a trip to Warwick Castle, follow our top tips to help you get the most from your day.


birds of prey attraction at Warwick Castle

Birds of Prey Demonstration at Warwick Castle, (photo Phil Loach)


Warwick Castle Online Savings

Take advantage of saving up to 30% off standard price tickets when you book online at Warwick Castle that includes a rainy day guarantee plus fastrack access during busy peak times.  The best discounts are reserved for those that can book at least 5 days or more in advance with options to upgrade to a 2 day ticket from just £1pp too!

Rainy Day Guarantee at Warwick Castle

Pick up a FREE return visit if it rains with this rainy day guarantee when you purchase tickets online from Warwick Castle.  This offer is available on days when it rains for an hour or more with return visits taking place within 60 days  of your original visit.  A great way to hedge your bets against the great British weather!

For those looking for cheap tickets, often the best saving can been found when booking online at Warwick Castle with up to 30% discounts off standard price tickets plus options to upgrade to a 2 day ticket from as little at £1pp.

Late Entrance Tickets to Warwick Castle

You can pick up half price afternoon tickets from Warwick Castle that are only available from 3.30pm each day from the ticket kiosks.  Closing time at Warwick Castle can change from month to month so worth calculating how long this afternoon ticket will give you on the day of your visit.

Top Tip; for double deals did you know that you can combine a late entrance ticket with a come back ticket.

Warwick Castle Half Price Tickets for English Heritage Members

Warwick Castle offers a 50% discount off tickets for English Heritage Members & up to 2 children. Simply produce your valid English Heritage card at the ticket kiosks to gain your half price discount.


Warwick Castle grounds

Inside the grounds of Warwick Castle, (photo; Phil Loach)


Come Back Tickets for Warwick Castle

Extend your visit with a second day to Warwick Castle with come back ticket offers that start from just £1pp.  Often the best come back deal prices can be found when booking online at Warwick Castle where you will offered the option of adding a second day as your purchase tickets. Alternatively, present your Warwick Castle admission tickets to the ticket booth before leaving the setting on your initial visit.

Top Tip; come back ticket offers are available to customers who have initially made use of 2 for 1 vouchers for Warwick Castle or other concessionary offers.

Warwick Castle & Clubcard Vouchers

Regular Tesco shoppers can redeem clubcard vouchers to gain entrance to Warwick Castle in this ‘pay in full’ deal.  Alternatively redeem vouchers against a standard Merlin Annual Pass that offers entry to Warwick Castle as well as other attractions such as LEGOLAND Windsor, Alton Towers & the London Eye.

Top Tip; for an additional cash payment, you can upgrade to a Premium Merlin Pass that offers additional perks and unrestricted entry.

Warwick Castle & Sea Life Birmingham

Pick up a discounted combination ticket that offers entry to both Warwick Castle and Sea Life Birmingham within a 3 month period.  This can offer value for money for those planning a few days in the area.

Top Tip; follow our money saving guide to Sea Life Birmingham that is ideally located in the heart of the city.

2 FREE Tickets to Warwick Castle, (apply before 25 July)

Each year Warwick Castle teams up with The Sun newspaper to offer readers 2 FREE ticket to Warwick Castle. Whilst this deal has now expired for 2016 we’ll add further details as this offer comes in again for 2017. Remember to follow the application process to the letter to pick up free tickets to this popular Merlin Attraction.

More details available at 2 Free Tickets to Warwick Castle.

Free Entry to Warwick Castle for Blue Peter Badge Holders

Valid Blue Peter badgeholders aged between 6 & 15 years can gain FREE entry to Warwick Castle when accompanied by a full price adult. It’s pretty easy to apply for a badge that gains you free entry to over 200 attractions around the UK. Worth applying for!

We’ve put together some top tips for Warwick Castle below to help you get the most from your visit.


costumed performances at Warwick Castle

Costumed characters at Warwick Castle, (photo; Phil Loach)


Top Tips for Warwick Castle

Fastrack Entry; take advantage of fastrack entrance into Warwick Castle to bypass the queues at busy times.

Parking Charges; understand the parking charges at Warwick Castle including FREE parking options & priority parking located next to the main entrance.

Drop Off/Collection; there are 2 drop off/collection points that will avoid the parking charges.

Pack A Picnic; picnics are welcome at Warwick Castle with a limited number of lockers available too.

The Castle Dungeon; whilst the Castle Dungeon is not included within your standard admission, you can delay your purchase until later in the day where tickets are available from the courtyard  shop, (subject to availability).

Book In Advance; the best online ticket deals are saved for those that can book 5 days or more in advance.

Combination Tickets; take advantage of discounted tickets for those planning to visit Warwick Castle & Sea Life Birmingham.

More Money Saving Ideas; we’ve even more top tips for Warwick Castle available on our Insider Guide page too.


Scenic view from Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, (photo; Phil Loach)


Warwick Castle & Merlin Passes

If you are planning to visit a number of Merlin Attractions, then it can be worth investing in a Merlin Pass.  Passholders can pick up entry to not only to Warwick Castle but popular settings such as LEGOLAND Windsor, Alton Towers & Madame Tussauds.

Top Tip; a standard Merlin Pass will secure entry to Warwick Castle with additional charges for secondary attractions such as the Castle Dungeon.  There are no additional charges for Premium Passholders.

Cheap Tickets for Warwick Castle

Previously we seen a number of cheap ticket promotions for Warwick Castle that have included a £1 ticket special offer, a free entry offer for children with waist length hair and even a free ticket offer in The Sun.  We’ll let you know further promotions as they come in throughout the year but you can see further examples below;

  • Free Tickets to Warwick Castle with The Sun
  • Warwick Castle; £1 tickets
  • Tesco; 2 for 1 vouchers for Warwick Castle.
  • Burger King; 50% off Warwick Castle admission.
  • Kelloggs; 2 for 1 voucher for Warwick Castle.
  • WH Smiths; 2 for 1 vouchers for Warwick Castle.
  • Currys/PC World; 2 for 1 Voucher
  • Free Entry to Warwick Castle with Age UK Walk

We’ll keep you up to date with all the Warwick Castle vouchers as they come in for this season.

More Information

To find out more or to book tickets online go to Warwick Castle for further information.

By Liz Walsh









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  1. Cadburys are also doing a 2for1 offer.

  2. Garry Tennant says:

    Hi came for a visit on the 20/4/2016 haveing put your postcode in my sat nav it guided me to you car park to witch I paid £10 I found out later there was a another car park witch was £6 was not very happy about this there was no signage to tell us about this

    • Hi Gary, whilst we are independent of Warwick Castle, (topdogdays simply provides information to help you enjoy a day out), I am sorry to hear that you parked up in the more expensive car park. I have to say Warwick Castle is not the easiest place to find with a sat nav and I’ve certainly struggled to find the standard parking on previous trips too, Liz

  3. Michael Barnes says:


    Can’t find the 2 for 1 voucher for Warwick Castle. Can you send the link please?


    • Hi Michael, I don’t have a link for an online voucher for Warwick Castle but you can easily pick one up on promotional packets of Kellogg’s cereals. Each voucher offers 1 free entry when accompanied by a full price adult/child so ensure you collect enough vouchers to cover your party. Hope that helps, Liz

  4. What a helpful item.thanks.

    • Hi Frank, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Always good to know that the Warwick Castle information was helpful. You’ve just made my day!

  5. Hi there,

    I am coming to Warwick Castle with my friends this Saturday, which is 5/12/2015. I heard about that we could use our train tickets to buy 2-for-1 ticket. Is it true? Do I have to bring anything else except the train ticket? Thank you

    • Hi, yes you can use the 2 for 1 voucher from daysoutguide at Warwick Castle. Simply download the voucher and present with valid train tickets on the day of your visit, (the voucher is valid until 31 December). One voucher can be used per person & per transaction. This voucher can only be used against full on the gate price tickets purchased on the day at Warwick Castle and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or online discount. If purchasing a return train ticket, ensure you keep both train tickets to present at the ticket booths.

  6. Hi, we are planning a visit on Halloween, 31/10/14. Don’t yet have any 2-for-1 vouchers which we use, any idea who is doing them at the mo? (Kellogs/newspapers..?)
    Also can you pay for the full price ticket with your nectar card?

    • Hi Kes, the Kelloggs Grown Ups Go Free vouchers are valid at Warwick Castle on 31 October and are readily available in the shops. All 2 for 1 vouchers for Warwick Castle offer you 1 free standard entry to the Castle & the grounds, (when accompanied by a full paying person) but does not include entry to the Dungeons & Tower – you will need to pay an additional fee for each of these attractions. Alternatively, I see that Warwick Castle are also offering a discounted late night entry ticket too from 5pm.

  7. Hi, I note that a promotion ran for £1 entry for children with waist length hair, (read in your email above) can you tell me is this likely to run in September this year? I have two sun tickets and would llike to take 2 of my daughters friends who just happen to have waist length hair.

    • Hi Bernie, this was a great deal when it ran quite some time ago now & unfortunately this is not one that Warwick Castle have run again since:(

  8. Hi does anyone know if you can use 2 for 1 tickets at warwick castle for tickets including the castle dungeon or can it only be used for castle entry. I’m trying to work out if it is cheaper to use the vouchers or book a week in advance for 5 .
    Many thanks Linda

    • Hi Linda, unfortunately 2 for 1 vouchers for Warwick Castle will only gain you the standard entry to the setting so you will need to pay the additional charge for the castle dungeons.

  9. hi,I own the Tesco voucher 2 for 1 ticket and dont understand what to do when I want to order it online.There is no option for these vouchers online.Is ok to purchase these ticket at the Warwick Castle with the voucher or no more ticket are sold at the day to visit?I plan to go with my hubby there on Sathurday .
    Thank you

    • Hi Katarina, simply print out the 2 for 1 voucher for Warwick Castle and take it with you on the day of your visit. You will need to be accompanied by a full paying adult & cannot take advantage of any discounted or concessionary ticket for the full paying adult. Enjoy:)

  10. What a great website, I have 4 children and wanting to make their school break enjoyable as well as memorable. Thank you xoxo

    • Thanks Angela for taking the time to get in touch & for such lovely feedback. It is always good to know that others are searching for days out on a budget too.