DAYTRIP FROM STRATFORD: WARWICK CASTLE
Climb to the top of the towers of one of England’s finest medieval castle and see the countryside unfold like a vision of medieval times. The castle dungeons are filled with life-size wax soldiers preparing for battle, while knightsâ and craftsmenâ talk about their trades. Make sure to catch the castle’s seasonal events, such as summer jousting tournaments and fireworks displays. (Open Apr.-Sept. daily 10am-6pm; Oct-Mar. 10am-5pm; Â£13, students Â£9.80; early Sept. to early May Â£1-2 discount.) Trains arrive from Birmingham (40min. 2 every hr. Â£3.80) and Stratford (20-40min. every 2hr. Â£2.80).