Warwick Castle, Harry Potters Oxford
and the Cotswolds Tour

Knights, Wizards and Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a private walking tour of Oxford with your guide, home to important buildings which shape the city’s landscape.  See the great dining hall in Christ Church College; the inspiration for Hogwarts.  View the beautiful vaulted staircases which are frequently used for filming interior scenes.  University buildings were used to recreate the library, infirmary and grand entrances of Hogwarts.

After lunch, head to a place with a thousand years of history within its domain.  The medieval walls of Warwick Castle tower over the River Avon; appearing twice as big because of the reflection on the water.  The structure of the castle was meant for military purposes and throughout history has proved its importance.
   
Tour the chapel, great hall and State Rooms.  Each room contains various artefacts and possessions relating to the castle’s past.  In the great hall, see ‘Guy’s Porridge Pot’ which is around 500 years old.  Visit Guy’s Tower, a 14th Century construction with five storeys.  The windows were redesigned to allow cannons to be used during the Civil War.   Other towers worth seeing are Clarence, Bear and Caesar’s Tower.  Your guide will bring to life the tales, events and the truth behind Warwick's great stone walls.

Warwick Castle is fun and educational, with various shows and exhibitions.  The Bird of Prey Lawn is the best place to view the falconry displays.  After touring the castle, you may wish to stroll through the Rose and Peacock Garden. 

From April each year you can see the world's largest trebuchet, a huge medieval siege engine measuring 18 metres high and weighs 22 tons!  Watch the wooden machine shoot a massive stone ball over 300 metres.  Demonstrations of the English longbow, jousting and medieval warfare can be seen during holiday periods.

Tour the Cotswold region, famous for honey coloured cottages, pretty villages and country pubs. Stop for afternoon tea in an elegant English country house hotel. Return to London.

 

 

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