Warwick Castle in vintage film

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The historic Warwick Castle has long attracted tourists and filmmakers.

In March 1988, popular TV show ‘Wish you were here?’ visited Warwick Castle. Presenter John Carter introduced some of the attractions on offer.

It’s interesting to hear about the changes underway in the museum sector to introduce gifts and better places to eat. We take these for granted now, but it was a bit controversial at the time to make history into a form of entertainment!

In 1987, Warwick Castle welcomed more 642,000 visitors, the first year they ever received such large numbers.

1980s Holidays | Staycations | Warwick Castle | Beamish Museum | 1988: ThamesTv

After a minute and a half the programme moves on to the Yorvik Centre in York and then the Beamish Museum in County Durham.

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