Warwick Castle

Students at Rugby and Oundle School go on a full day excursion to Warwick Castle during their stay with us. Warwick is a medieval castle that was built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Surrounded by beautiful grounds, medieval architecture and people in medieval dress, students have the opportunity to take in the wonderful views, carry out treasure hunts and explore the grounds.

I first visited the castle when I was 12 years old. I was on a school trip accompanied by 100 other girls from my year. Having walked into the main gates I was shocked by the size of the castle, the number of towers and the beautiful grounds.

The thing I remember most about my visit to the castle was our attempt to climb up the tallest tower (Caesar’s Tower) so that we could see the incredible view from the top. To reach the top we had to climb a spiral staircase, which seemed to go on forever with only a few small stone windows letting in light. With people going up and down the small staircase and crossing each other on each step, I thought to myself, ‘its bad luck to cross on the stairs’!

I walked up the steps carefully whilst being gripped onto by my best friend who had a fear of heights! We had got about three quarters of the way up the tower, and I couldn’t wait to see the view but seconds later the vertigo got the better of my friend and we were forced to make our way back down to the bottom, only to be told by our tutor that we would have to make our way all the back up to the top again! By the time we reached the top we were worn out, but the view was definitely worth it.

 31st January 2014 /    Alice /   Sight Seeing, Excursions

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