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profile member asked on Jan 5, 2004

Warwick in spring...

Hello, I plan on visiting Warwick between April/May of this year. It will be my very first time going abroad, and I will be backpacking (I love hiking/camping). Here is my question... 1) I hope to visit Warwick Castle to do either the Kingmaker's Feast or the Highwayman's Supper. Has anyone been to either of these and do they recommend the,? Is one better than the other? How is the castle itself? 2) What other things are there to do in Warwick? Cheap places to camp/stay? How is the atmosphere there during that season? Thanks [VT member 75fe6] of time, Ken


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answered on 1/5/04 by
a VT member from Rancho Mirage

I didn't attend the kingmaker's feast but I heard great things about it. I did visit Warwick castle and it was beyond fantastic. I spent all day there and cannot reccomend it enough. The tour through the manor portion is amazing with intimate access to all of the private rooms with authentic paintings. There are armor suits and battle weapons decorating the walls.... You can now go into the dungeon as well which is now a cafeteria.... There are peacock gardens full of yes..... peacocks. The area around Warwick is very beautiful and is right on a river where you can rent rowboats I believe. If you have a train pass you are so close to countless places to visit and sights to see. You will be in the heart of England where everything is a very short train station away. Great Britian has an official website... Sorry I don't remember it but it can easily be found with an easy search. Good Luck You are going to have a great time. B L A N E

answered on 1/11/04 by
a VT member from Ipswich

go to [original link] you may find it useful

answered on 1/12/04 by
a VT member from Warwick

Hi Ken I would recommend the Kingmaker Feast, it's a medieval theme, more in keeping with a medieval castle Also the Kingmaker is held in the undercroft restaurant (below the great hall in the castle), The Highwayman's Supper is in the stables restaurant (above the old stables) outside of the castle There's lots more to do and see, have a look at my Warwick pages My Warwick VT page is on [original VT link] Also a good web-page on Warwick is [original link] As for camping, Warwick isn't well catered for, will you have any transport or will you be using the bus & train? There's a Youth Hostel five miles out of Warwick, Camping ten miles out of Warwick, both of which are off the beaten path (transport needed) Maybe a good idea to base yourself in Stratford Upon Avon, twelve miles down the road from Warwick, there's good camping and a train (and bus) between the two towns, lots to see and do in Stratford too, it's more geared up for tourism Just to look at your other questions The castle is truly superb! Warwick is not the most atmospheric town, it's just a small place of about 29,000 people, it doesn't buzz with excitement but you'll enjoy it Best wishes Andy

answered on 1/13/04 by
a VT member from Vancouver

I agree with Andy, you can't go to Warwick without going to Stratford Upon Avon, they're pretty close together. Az...

answered on 1/16/04 by
a VT member from Warwick

Oh, another thing Ken Go onto and you'll find buy one get one free vouchers for Warwick Castle entry for less than a pound, well worth the money if there is more than one of you Andy

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