Places To visit in Historic Warwick

It is close to all amenities and there are many restaurants and bars to choose from offering cuisine from all over the world.

Local attractions include:

Warwick Castle - A medieval castle situated on the bend of the River Avon. An important castle in historical terms, dating back to the 11th century.

Nowadays the castle serves as a great tourist attraction with medieval festivals being held throughout the year. For more information on Warwick Castle

Knight Jousting In Warwick - What not take a trip back into medieval times and watch the knights of old battle it out to become the reigning jousting champion. Their bravery and skill will astound you and it all takes place in the splendour of the castle grounds.

For more information on Warwick Castle Jousting

Balloon Ride Over Warwickshire - See Warwickshire and Shakespeare`s Country from the air and slowly and safely take in the breathtaking countryside. Should the wind be moving in the right direction you maybe guided over the spectacular Warwick Castle battlements and beyond. A once in a lifetime experience not to be forgotten.

For more information on Warwickshire Balloon Trips

Kenilworth Castle - Construction started on this castle in the 1120s to a Norman design, but over the centuries (Norman to Tudor times) was expanded greatly in size.

In 1649 Parliamentary forces during the English Civil War partly destroyed the castle to stop it being used by the royalists as a military stronghold.

Lord Leycester Hospital - Is a hospital dating back to the late 14th century, situated in the heart of Warwick. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth The First it became a place to home retired and injured soldiers and there wives.

The hospital today still takes care of ex-servicemen and their families, but is also open to the public all year round.

Warwick Racecourse - Is one of the most important flat racing and steeple chasing courses in the Uk. There are 25 race meetings throughout the year and some have television coverage.

The racecourse also boasts a 9 hole golf course and a driving range, situated in the middle of the grounds.

Boating on the River Avon - The River Avon meanders for 75 miles, ending in the sea via the Severn Estuary. The river cuts through Warwick and is popular with boaters and walkers alike.

In Warwick there is a park (St Nicholas) with cafes and children facilities along the river and boats can be hired for your pleasure.

Close by are:

  • Several National Trust properties
  • Stratford-upon-Avon (20 mins)
  • Cotswolds (30 mins)
  • Birmingham Airport (25 mins)
  • Train Station (10 minute walk)