The castle is in the city of Warwick just about 30 miles West of Leicester. My son went with us and we had a lovely day. It did happen to be "Bank Holiday" in Britain. Which is the equivalent of "Labor Day" for us. EVERYONE was at the castle!! lol It was crowded but still fun. Journaling: "Warwick Castle dates from the first century A.D. The city has grown up around it, but once through the entry, acres of open land give the illusion and feeling of the past. Oct. 26, 2007."