Please sign in to post.

Warwick Castle from London day tour

I've been looking at tours to Warwick Castle from London, but they all seem to include other destinations and very little time at the castle. I'd have no problem with the other destinations if I got more time at the castle. Seems like an independent trip on the train would take 2 hours there and 2 back. Does anyone have a recommendation for a day tour that leaves time to explore the castle?

Posted by
29677 posts

it is nearly 100 miles from Victoria Coach station which I picked, not knowing where you would board a coach for a day trip, and in a car with zero traffic it would take just about two hours to drive. Add in anything like an accident or traffic and you will be well over.

Nothing can compete with the train, time wise, which does much of the journey at 100 mph or faster. The train from Marylebone station takes under 90 minutes, with or without a quick change at Leamington Spa, and to enjoy the day with a longer stay at the Castle and in Warwick, the 8:11 only takes 1:19.

The cheaper tickets are Advance ones bought a few weeks out and non-refundable. Rush hour tickets are more expensive.

It is not a long walk from the station to the castle or you can grab a taxi.

Warwick town has some really beautiful and historical places.

If Warwick is all you want to do there is no reason you can't do it yourself.

Posted by
152 posts

We went by train from Oxford to Warwick to see the castle in May last year and it was easy to get to the castle by walking by following Rick’s advice and the posted signs from the train station to the castle. I think 1/2 day at the castle should be enough for most visitors. There were lots of little kids the day that we were there.

Posted by
1018 posts

There's plenty to do and see in Warwick as well as the castle, so you can easily spend a full day there. The Collegiate Church of St Mary is a large and impressive building and the Beauchamp chapel contains the family tombs of Warwick Castle. They are splendid and reflect the power and importance of the family. (Robert Dudley, paramour of queen Elizabeth is buried here with his second wife).

The Lord Leycester Hospital is a lovely timber frame building which has begun to sag over the last 500 years and is now beginning to look decidedly lopsided. The chapel was built over the west gate into the town. The chapel, great hall, guildhall and Master’s garden are open for visoitors. It also has a good cafe.

Mill Garden on Mill Street is a delightful small garden with one of the best views of the castle

Posted by
470 posts

The best view of the castle is from the bridge over the river Avon
I have a painting on the wall in my living room of it