Last weekend we headed off in a time machine to Mediaeval Europe. Well, not really, but it certainly felt like we had been transported back in the past when we visited Warwick Castle.
We were at Warwick Castle to review the new Lodges in Knight’s Village for a mediaeval experience and we were all quite excited.
Knight’s Village is a short 5 minutes walk to the main castle and it comprises of a number of lodges and tents (mediaeval clamping). There is a large grassy area where children can play too.
The above picture is of two rooms – so one side would belong to you.
The lodges are new but are decorated to suit the mediaeval age and look very genuine. You do feel on walking in that you are travelling back in history. Each lodge can accommodate 5 people and the sleeping space is comfortable. There are two rooms – one with a double bed and one smaller room with a bunk bed and a trundle bed.
There is a wet room and a shower which is a good size and there is a small porch outside the room which has a wooden chair so you can sit out in the evenings and watch the kids play.
Tea and coffee making facilities are also available as is a hair dryer.
The main bedroom houses the bed, two side tables and a desk and a cupboard. As you can see the interiors do reflect the theme.
The room is not very big but is bigger than some hotel rooms. The adjoining room with the bunk beds is rather small and if you roll out the trundle bed, there is no space left.
There is free Wi-fi available in the lodges.
We checked in around 4pm and there was mediaeval entertainment at 5.30 pm which involved archery and juggling. The kids enjoyed this. There was also some jousting which was great fun.
We had booked into the Banquet Hall for the Mediaeval themed buffet dinner and the hall is very well decorated to reflect the time in history. There was a good range of food but a lot of it was quite cold. The buffet is priced at £18.95 per adult and £9.95 per child and includes soft drinks.
The stay at Knight’s Village includes breakfast and 2 days entry into Warwick Castle as there is an offer for a free second day if you book a stay. And since there is so much to do, this is perfect.
Breakfast consists of a range of items in the buffet from cereal to fruit to eggs and sausages. It’s great to be able to eat in the hall.
You can make use of the VIP entrance to enter the Castle grounds which is an added bonus as you don’t have to line up to enter.
There are a few things that you need to keep in mind –
The rooms are provided with heating so in the summer months can get quite warm without air-conditioning.
The Reception is a little walk from the lodges so if you forget something or need more tea/coffee/milk you’ll need to walk to the reception. It would have been good to have a phone in the room to contact the reception/housekeeping.
All-in-all we had a very enjoyable trip and spent the whole of the following day experiencing the delights of Warwick Castle.
Book now and you can save £80 on a stay before 1st September. To book, check out – Warwick Castle Accommodation
We were provided with complimentary stay to review the Woodland Lodge. All ideas and opinions are my own