Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, built by William the Conqueror during 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, situated on a bend of the River Avon.
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.
Warwick Castle is very fond of tourists, because it is a typical English castle with a huge hall for receptions and balls, luxurious apartments, a private church, towers, a dungeon, a Victorian rosary and a peacock garden.
In 2001, the castle Warwick entered the ten most famous historical buildings and monuments of the country, along with the Tower of London, Stonehenge, Edinburgh Castle.