After such a wonderful evening, the students woke up in very high spirits ready for their day off and excursion to Warwick Castle. The medieval castle, developed from the original built by William the Conqueror in 1068 is situated on the River Avon in Warwickshire. Packed with things to do, both inside and out, the students discovered the battlements, towers and turrets all carved in stone. Students lost each other and themselves in the Horrible Histories Maze, unravelling some of English history’s most tantalising tales.
Some of the darkest, bloodiest and most frightening times in the castle’s history were in the Castle Dungeons, where live actors and terrifying special effects brought gruesome tales to life. To lighten the mood, students saw their royal dreams come to life in the Princess Tower, being shown the daily life and routine of a medieval princess.
In the stunning 64 acres of rolling landscaped gardens amidst the English countryside the students found new curiosities; a mighty trebuchet, a colossal catapult proved to be of great interest to the students, an authentic recreation of one of the biggest and most deadly military machines of all time.
The students were sad when it came to getting back on the bus home, but dinner on arrival swiftly lifted the students. Counselors took the students to University Parks after supper for a variety of games and sports activities to round off another great day.