Side Street Style: Medieval Glamping at Warwick Castle

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17/07/2018

Medieval Glamping at Warwick Castle


Kids knights


Like many young children, my two boys are knight crazy and are fascinated with anything historical from that era and jump at the chance of being able to dress up like knights at every opportunity. We had heard fantastic things about Warwick castle so when we had the chance to stay a night in one of their Kings Luxury Tents we were incredibly excited and just hope it would meet expectations. 

With all overnight stays in the Knights Village you get a two-day pass to the castle which means you don't need to rush and can take your time getting there. We arrived in the early afternoon and with the parking located only a minute away from the Knights Village and quick check-in meant we still had time to get to the castle after checking out our accommodation.

We have done a lot of camping and glamping over the years and we always go in with an open mind as the amount of comfort can drastically different from one glamping experience to another but staying in the Knights Village with a four poster bed inside the tent was something we hadn't done before. As soon as we unlocked our tent we knew we were in for a real treat, this is serious luxury glamping with full sized beds with plush linen, wooden flooring, power sockets, wifi, two wooden thrones, table and cheese set and is set in an idyllic woodland area with babbling brook and friendly ducks to add to the peaceful atmosphere. We all agreed that we had the most comfortable night out of all our glamping experiences as the beds were so comfortable and warm plus there is proper lighting so no stumbling over in the early hours should you need to get up for a toilet break. 


Luxury Glamping

Warwick Castle Glamping

Avenue of Knights

Warwick Castle


After settling into our Kings Tent we headed over to make the most of the last two hours in the castle. We took it slow, visiting the birds of Prey, watching the Trebuchet being fired which was fasinating and also having a go at some Knight Archery which was very popular with my two boys. We also spotted some of the resident peacocks roaming the grounds and it was a great taster of what to expect for the next day and it was a great way to top off the first day at Warwick before heading back to camp.

The Knights Village has great facilities and the Glamping showers and toilets are clean and stylish and again the best we have seen in our experiences. You can also stay in Woodland lodges if glamping doesn't take your fancy although as I said it's really not like camping at all but still has that fun atmosphere kids love about sleeping under canvas.

There is a Medieval-style restaurant on site and I highly recommend eating here which is what we did as it's all apart of the experience. You sit in a large dining hall and tuck into an all you can eat medieval inspired dinner during which two knights had a sword fight which all the kids loved as well as getting to meet the knights afterward in their full metal armor.


Warwick castle

Glamping Warwick Castle

real knights


After a really good night sleep we woke up bright-eyed and ready to start the day but first of course was breakfast which is included in all overnight stays and there was plenty of choice for a hearty start. As we were up fairly early the kids had the chance to play with some other children on site while we had a moment to sit back and enjoy. 

The big highlight of the day for us was going to be The War of the Roses Live performance which is a critically acclaimed live-action family show which tells loosely the story of the War of the Roses with some fantastic horsemanship, jousting, sword fights and special effects and it was one of the most incredible live action shows we have seen and the boys were captivated from the get-go. With it being a sunny and warm weekend I was a little worried it was going to be too busy and manic but it wasn't at all, there is more than enough space for everyone while still creating a bustling atmosphere. 

There are of course plenty of other things going on in the castle throughout the day and we also watched the Flights of the Eagles birds of prey showcase and what I really loved about all the exhibitions and events was how educational and informative they all are.


Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Birds of Prey


With so much to see and do you can easily full up two days at Warwick Castle and we actually didn't manage to see everything. We did explore some of the Castle towers and ramparts as well as the impressive Great Hall and Staterooms with their lavish interiors. The grounds of the castle are also really nice to walk around and I highly recommend making a stop at the Horrible Histories Maze which gives you a quest to find answers and stamps before finally making your way out the other side. It's also quiter on that end of the Castle grounds and we decided to have a late picnic before taking a slow walk through the castle and thinking about heading home.


Warwick Castle



We absolutely enjoyed every moment of our stay from beginning to end and this is definitely somewhere we will be visiting again as there is so much to do for all ages and while it's very family friendly it's of great interest to anyone who loves history and makes for the perfect weekend break. 




Thanks to Warwick Castle for inviting us to try out the Kings Luxury Glamping, our words 100% our own

20 comments:

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  2. We went for a weekend there the other year and stayed in the lodges in the same village. The tents did look particularly fun and there is always so much to see and do at Warwick Castle.

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    1. They are so much fun and super stylish as well - four poster bed instead and very very comfy

      Laura x

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  3. We have been to Warwick Castle a few times and always loved it. The medieval glamping experience sounds amazing!

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    1. It was amazing, I highly recommend it and the kids had a blast

      Laura x

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  4. That glamping looks so cool and I think it's such a good idea that you can stay there and explore over a few days x

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    1. It was super comfy glamping! Also very warm and slept so well - do it!

      LAura x

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  5. What brilliant photos! I would love to glamp at Warwick Castle, it looks amazing, I haven't even visited the castle so really need to change that.

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  6. Wow, this looks brilliant. They both seemed to have a great time! Nice weather as well!

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  7. My family live in Warwick, as did I, so I used to go to Warwick Castle a lot. However the camping is a new feature, which looks like so much fun :)

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  8. We love Warwick Castle and my daughter is deperate to do the glamping as it does look really great.

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  9. A four poster bed - that sounds amaaazing! I've glamped at Leeds Castle before, and you can't beat that feeling of being in the castle grounds in the evening, when all the visitors have gone. It's a fantastic experience.

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  10. Ooooh, sounds awesome! I love that you get a two day pass to the castle as part of the glapming package - you can make a real weekend of it, and as you say you don't need to rush.
    I think my boys would love this 😊

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  11. This looks like so much fun! Who doesn’t love to dress up and a four poster bed sounds fab!

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  12. What an amazing day out. So many activities and a great way to see the castle too x

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  13. I was hoping to do this with the kids before the summer as it looks fab - hopefully will get to sort it for later in the year

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  14. Aww, my two would absolutely love this! It's right up their street as they love anything medieval. I'll have to show them your post :)

    Louise x

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  15. Oh wow Laura it sounds magical. Your photos are stunning. We love Warwick Castle, particularly the eagle show and Horrible Histories show:)

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  16. I love everything about this! Glamping, knights, castle.. I really, really want to take the kids!

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  17. These new tents at Warwick Castle are great for a fun 'staying at a castle' experience. Warwick castle is a great day out as well and I love that you get two days to explore with this trip

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