Warwick is a town rich in history where you can visit a number of fascinating historic buildings along with Museums and Warwick Racecourse. For eating out, the town has plenty of restaurants, with a large selection of cuisines for all tastes ranging from Turkish to Spanish, and there’s also a good mix of pubs and bars in the town.
For shopping, the town has a good range of independent shops and you’ll also find well known high street stores, along with a regular market. Business conference venues here include those at Warwick Racecourse and the close by Warwickshire Golf and Country Club, and the nearest major airport is Birmingham Airport.
Warwick Car Hire
Wherever you are in Warwick, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Warwick car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places to visit in Warwick, here are a few:
This is a beautiful medieval Castle, originally a motte and bailey wooden castle built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, and later rebuilt in stone. Visitors can see the impressive features of this historical fortress including the imposing towers, gatehouse and curtain walls, as well as the beautiful rooms such as the Great Hall. There are also attractions which include an audio and visual story of the Castle’s eventful history, and you can also choose to visit the scary dungeons dating from the 14th century where you’ll see actors playing the parts of characters such as the torturer and cook, and learn of the terrible experiences of the prisoners here, with special effects. A more gentle experience is the Princess Tower, and also at the Castle visitors can see the huge recreated trebuchet siege machine.
St. John’s House Museum
This Museum is set in an historic house in Jacobean style where you can see displays relating to the history of the people of the region, and includes a recreated Victorian schoolroom and kitchen, historic costumes and children’s toys. Also based here is a Museum relating to the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers.
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
Very close to Warwick, you can visit the ruins of this Castle including the impressive Norman keep which King John fortified further in the 13th century and was adapted in the 16th century by Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. You can climb the Elizabethan tower built by Dudley and enjoy great views across the area, and see the Gatehouse with the Oak Room in which there is an impressive fireplace, along with the Dining Room, and also see the 14th century Great Hall. Visitors can also relax in the attractive gardens recreated in Elizabethan style, with features including a fountain made of marble and an aviary.
Collegiate Church of St. Mary’s
You can visit this historic Church with many fascinating features to see, including the Norman Crypt in which there is a ducking stool from the middle ages. In the stunning 15th century Beauchamp Chapel lies the tomb of Richard Beauchamp who was the Earl of Warwick, and Robert Dudley’s beautiful tomb is also here along with those of his brother and son.
This is an elegant historic house, home to the Lucy family, and a lovely place to visit where you can see many fine features and collections, including stained glass windows and elegant furniture, and the Great Hall with family portraits. Visitors can also explore the attractive gardens and the parkland with fallow deer and sheep, and in the stables you can see a collection of carriages.
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