Warwick castle is daunting, yet wonderfully made castle overlooking a crook on the River Avon. It is located in the county township of Warwick in the West Midlands. The origins of Warwick Castle date back to the Norman invasion of England in 1066. These days Warwick Castle is a chief tourist attraction, having been listed in the top 10 of 'Historic Houses and Monuments' by the British Tourist Authority. It has also been titled 'Britain's best castle' by the Good Britain Guide, playing host to several activities and proceedings, including archery exhibits, ghost hunts, birds of prey shows, banquets, firework displays, social evenings and concerts.