Warwick Castle is a fantastic place steeped in history, but unfortunately there were a few things of concern. In addition to the cost of the tickets, car parking needs to be paid for at £6 per car, and it’s quite a walk from the car park to the entrance to the castle.
Unfortunately, there are no precautions in place to ensure social distancing at all. We had to queue to get in which isn’t a problem, but it was very busy and difficult to keep distancing from one another due to the barriers - perhaps markings on the floor would encourage visitors to take more care? The same goes for the horrible histories maze. We were looking forward to this, but there are no limitations on how many people can enter the maze at once, meaning we had to queue most of the way round and avoid people coming round. So we gave up and came out again which was disappointing. Again, despite being outside, this is a confined space with no social distancing measures in place. I feel a simple solution would be to allocate time slots to parties to limit how many people enter the maze at once.
The jousting performance was good, however, again there were many crowds of people under the canopies - as you can see from the photo attached, it, like many other parts of the venue, are very much a ‘free for all’.
The falconry display is excellent. Upon arrival we had decided that we weren’t bothered either way if we saw it, but we were really pleased we did, and would highly recommend it.
The dungeons didn’t appear to be open unfortunately, so can’t comment on that and there are a few ‘have a go’ stations dotted around which require an additional fee.
All in all, in ‘normal’ times, it would have been an enjoyable day out, but the lack of Covid control dput a dampener on the day.