The approach to Warwick Castle is through an embattled gateway at the entrance of the town. The road is cut through the solid rock, overgrown with moss and ivy, and crowned with trees and shrubs of various kinds, winding along for nearly a quarter of a mile, when the noble building breaks at once upon the sight in all its magnificence. On the right hand is Guy's Tower, the walls of which are ten feet thick, and one hundred and twenty-eight feet high. Upon the left is a pile called CĂ¦sar's Tower, connected with the former by a strong wall, in the centre of which is a ponderous gateway with a portcullis, leading to the inner court.
The entrance-hall is sixty feet long and forty feet broad, reaching to the very roof of the castle. Its walls are characteristically covered with ancient armourâ€"swords, shields, helmets, spears, and the likeâ€"strongly recalling the idea of olden times. Adjoining the hall is a dining-room, more modern than any other part of the building. Beyond this again, is a magnificent suite of state apartments, consisting of two state drawing-rooms and a boudoir, and other apartments.