Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a bend of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. During the Hundred Years War, the facade opposite the town was refortified, resulting in one of the most recognisable examples of 14th century military architecture. It was used as a stronghold until the early 17th century, when it was granted to Sir Fulke Greville by James I in 1604. Greville converted it to a country house and it was owned by the Greville family, who became earls of Warwick in 1759, until 1978 when it was bought by the Tussauds Group.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Stratford-upon-Avon (United Kingdom) (13 km), Blenheim Palace (51 km), Oxford (United Kingdom) (63 km), Waddesdon Manor (66 km), Ludlow Castle (78 km), Hughenden Manor (90 km), St Albans (United Kingdom) (103 km), Chatsworth House (105 km), Hatfield House (110 km), Bath (United Kingdom) (113 km), Cambridge (United Kingdom) (116 km), Stonehenge (123 km), Audley End House (126 km), Lincoln (United Kingdom) (127 km), Hampton Court Palace (130 km), Llangollen (United Kingdom) (131 km), Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms (132 km), London (United Kingdom) (133 km), Tower of London (134 km), Winchester (United Kingdom) (137 km)