Visiting the castle Warwick, you will be able not only to know about the Warwick castle history and observe the magnificent ancient exterior and exterior, but also participate in the events, connected with the castle life in the past and all the overwhelming expectations. The forthcoming events at the castle Warwick for this year include:
Warwick Ghosts Alive is a live performance with Warwick's Ghosts, haunting the castle, spooky sound effects and visual trickery. The event is not meant for the faint hearted, but the others will get much excitement and amusement. The "Warwick Ghosts Alive" takes place from 19 March to 31 October, 2005;
Halloween will be on 22 October - 31 October 2005 and will contain the performance with the Castle ghost constant residents and the frightening tales about the ghosts from the Grave Diggers;
Frost Fair, having been a real success in 2004, will be a performance with the courtyard, transformed into a winter ice-rink, day and night themed entertainment, peculiar characters and a general atmosphere of a carnival. The date fixed is from 10 December to 2 January 2006.
The castle Warwick also offers a magnificent collection of the birds of prey, the tradition of falconry, dating back as far back as to the Medieval Britain. Falconry was very popular in medieval ages, then, this noble art disappeared for centuries and came back only in the Middle Ages, when falconry became a status symbol of nobility and wealth.
There were strict rules and severe punishments for either a bird stealing or owning, if one did not possess the appropriate status for it. Servants, knaves and children could have kestrels only. The other bird series were the entire privilege of nobility. The punishments for stealing and illegal owning included such measures as blinding and amputation.
At the castle Warwick you will be able to learn the techniques of birds of prey's holding, walking and flying. You can also see the birds of prey in action at the public show held twice everyday. The primary goal of the birds of prey tours at the castle Warwick is to educate its visitors, especially, school groups about the birds' habitats, their life and the importance of protecting them. Many birds, represented at the castle, are not native to the UK and some of them are species under protection.
There is also a great opportunity to participate in the live performance of the Kingmaker's household, the "real" preparation for the battle and the celebration of this occasion (the medieval attraction of the castle is called "Kingmaker - a preparation for battle").
The action takes place in 1471 and you can feast at the Castle's Earl's table together with the Earl's army throughout the merry evening with finger-licking good food and "rivers" of wine and beer.
The celebration embraces many absorbing and fascinating stories, music, singing and revelry. The event is available in such varieties as private, public or exclusive parties. You can choose one suitable to your taste and finance; however, we should note that the kingmaker's feast is only suitable for visitors over eighteen.
As you see, the castle Warwick presents its guests with both unique and indulging experience of our medieval past in its best expressive forms and a visit to the castle is actually a memorable event and an ideal "decor" to a vacation of the most curious tourist.