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Warwick Facts

Interesting and historical facts about Warwick.

  • Warwick Castle was named one of Britain's Top 10 historic houses and monuments in 2001 by the British Tourist Authority.

  • Warwick Castle is one of the most visited stately homes in the whole of the UK.

  • The conspirators of the famous England Gunpowder Plot stole horses from the stables of Warwick Castle as they fled.

  • Over its colourful and often bloody history, owners of Warwick Castle have included eleven people under the age of 20, which includes a girl aged just two, and a boy aged three. Three of the castles owners died in battle, two were executed, and one was murdered!

  • The trebuchet - the world's most powerful catapult - is based at Warwick Castle, England. It weighs 22 tonnes and is nearly 60 feet tall.

  • Warwick Castle is the most complete Medieval castle in England.

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