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This event has now ended. However, take a look at our events page to explore other historical fun you can have at Warwick Castle!

Experience the story of the Wars of the Roses as it unfolds before you during a new live action show at Warwick Castle. Showing in the summer holidays from 22nd July — 3rd September.

"It's red rose versus white at a new family attraction...a live jousting, sword-fighting and special effects spectacular." — METRO

Warwick Castle new show


Are you on the side of the Lancastrians, King Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou?

Wars of the Roses Warwick Castle


Or will you choose to support the House of York in their challenge to the throne?

Wars of the Roses LIVE promises to be a fist-thumpingly spectacular show of knightly heroism demanding bold battle strategy and fearless fighting from both sides — book to stay during the summer holidays and witness this amazing live action show!

Ignite your family's competitive side by choosing between the House of Lancaster and the House of York — pledge your allegiance and journey back to one of Britain's most historic battles, complete with perilous stunt riders, fearless jousting and special effects!

"The Wars Of The Roses Live is Warwick Castle's most ambitious and exciting jousting show ever, with stunt riding, sword fighting, flying fists and special effects – a thrilling five-star clash!" — Birmingham Mail

Summer at Warwick Castle


Your Warwick Castle Break includes:

Pledge your allegiance and book today!



Experience a unique family sleepover at Warwick Castle. Retreat to either a cosy Woodland Lodge, which can sleep up to 5 people, or for slightly larger families, a Knight's Lodge. Or, for a touch of luxury, book a stay in one of our Tower Suites, located in the Castle itself!

Why not stay in one of our hand-picked partner hotels near Warwick Castle?

Horrible Histories® Adventure Maze


Come face to face with some colourful characters as you discover lost time periods in this interactive maze. Leave no stone unturned and work together as a family to collect stamps for your passport and claim your prize!


"Wars of the Roses, this year's spectacular live show." —
Stratford-upon-Avon Herald


After the battle is won, there's so much more to discover this summer! Journey through the past and take a tour through a REAL Castle steeped in history, magic, myth and adventure! Take a look at what else there is to do at Warwick Castle!

Terms and conditions apply. FREE second day castle tickets must be taken during your break, between your hotel check in and check out. Breakfast is included in all packages unless otherwise stated. Offers subject to change and availability. The new War of the Roses LIVE show will take place at Warwick Castle from 22nd July — 3rd September 2017. Please note: If one of your Castle entry days is the 3rd September, you will receive FREE second day Castle tickets but War of the Roses LIVE! will not be showing on your next day. Horrible Histories® is a registered trademark of Scholastic Inc and is used under authorization. All rights reserved. Based on the bestselling books written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown. Please note that The Horrible Histories® Maze is a walk-through experience combining special effects, obstacles and minor motion movements. There are no age restrictions for the Horrible Histories Maze. No smoking, including e-cigarettes, eating or drinking is permitted within the Maze. No pushchairs are permitted with the maze. The Horrible Histories Maze is wheelchair accessible however frail, non-ambulant and those with limited mobility should choose to avoid any routes with obstacles. Registered assistance dogs are permitted within this attraction. The Maze may close in adverse weather conditions or due to low light levels.

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