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Top 7 Places to Visit in Warwickshire (England)

Situated on the River Avon, the rural county of Warwickshire is well known for its elegant township, astonishing castles and scarce population. The town of Warwickshire is the birthplace of one of history’s most revered wordsmiths and playwrights, William Shakespeare. This beautiful place is blessed with castles, medieval towns and splendid country estates. You can find many fun things to do and attractions to enjoy in this picturesque old town of Warwickshire.

Top Attractions to Visit in Warwickshire

From the Old Square market stalls to medieval castles, and antiques shops to adorable streets, there are many places to visit in Warwickshire. This is a perfect place to enjoy your weekend and here are some of the attractive places of the Warwickshire you must visit!

1. Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire

Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire
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Birthplace of one of history’s most revered wordsmiths and playwrights, William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon is the first place to visit during your visit to Warwickshire. It is a small castles town, and the best way to explore this beautiful town is by hiring bicycles. Many of the houses are still the same as they were 400 years ago. Meet many farmers, peasants along your visits to nearby villages and just soak into this picturesque town.

Even 400 years after his death, William Shakespeare is still a very dominant personality in Stratford. You can pay homage to Shakespeare’s birthplace. Do not miss out on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, one of England’s cultural Meccas.

2. Warwick Castle

Warwick castle
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The market town’s top tourist attraction, Warwick Castle is a massive battlement-crowned fortress that can trace its roots all the way back to the 12th century. The military architecture is so amazing with its romantic tales and legends are expertly retold inside. You will enter the castle through the 14th-century Gatehouse, where visitors will notice the castle’s walls and towers, up to 131 feet high in places.

This castle boasts a number of gardens, peacock reserve and rose garden among them are the top highlights. You will find literally all variety of roses here. Enjoy boating in the lake here and is the best picnic spot in the town of Warwick.

3. Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Warwickshire

Church Of St. Mary, Warwickshire
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Built-in 1443, the Collegiate Church of St. Mary is in the centre of the town just east of the market place. This iconic church is a member of the Greater Churches Group. Millions of tourists across the world come here annually paying visits to this holy place. The most splendid feature of this must-visit historic attraction is the Beauchamp Tower, which can be climbed.

While admissions to the church is free, a small fee is charged for this climbing experience and is surely worth every penny. You can opt for a guided city tour along with the church visit. Do some souvenir shopping here and if lucky, you can experience their organ recitals. Truly an amazing city to explore!

4. The Warwickshire Museum

Warwickshire Museum
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The Warwickshire Museum is a historic museum located in Warwick. It is often referred to as 2 attractions in one- Market Hall Museum and St. John’s House. It is home to extensive historical collections covering archaeology, social history, geology, and natural history. It is located in the central market place and is one of the top-rated free things to do in Warwick.

The iconic St. John’s House, also boasts a number of other exhibits of interest to sightseers. This includes the fascinating reconstructions of a Victorian kitchen and classroom! Being one of the top places to visit in Warwickshire, the entire building is made up of timber wood with big windows of the glass giving it an aesthetic appearance.

5. Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa
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Royal Leamington Spa, originally a small village 2 miles from Warwick is repeated for its wonderful medicinal springs and gardens. Best way to explore this town is to simply wander the town’s idyllic tree-lined avenues, with their Victorian and Georgian architecture. We recommend enjoying this popular day trip from Warwick. Tourists can take a stroll through the attractive glasshouses or visit the splendid Royal Pump Room Gardens or bump into some exotic cafes and restaurants. Your trip to Warwickshire is incomplete without the Spa experience in this Royal town!

6. Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Charlecote Park
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Lying 4 miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon and 6 miles south of Warwick, Charlecote Park is perhaps most famous for its connection to Shakespeare. It is a grand 16th-century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, along the banks of the River Avon.

You might witness some of the best-preserved Victorian-era decor and furnishings in England, especially in the still operating Victorian kitchen. This building has a lot of historical importance and displays a splendid collection of the royal portraits. In short, it is surely among the top places to visit in Warwickshire.

7. Old Town, Warwick

Old Town, Warwick
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Many of the streets in Warwick’s Old Town still showcases their 17th and 18th-century architecture and buildings to the tourists. Top attractions here are the Court House with its Georgian ballroom, Landor House, and the lovely Shire Hall with its octagonal tower lantern.

Always a fun thing to do here is to visit the bustling Saturday Market. Being a 500-year-old tradition, the market is a great way to experience the historic town centre as you have delightful tasty treats or buy the local produce. However, for all the shopaholics, the Swan and Smith Streets are “The Place” to explore the boutique shops. The city lights up differently during major festivals and is a treat to be experiencing it.

This medieval town in England’s West Midlands is a treat to visit and lets you explore the raw and historical England culture. Looking for a complete European vacation? The experts at Pickyourtrail are just a ping away, connect with them and book your customised Europe vacation! From where to stay, the best time to visit and top cities to explore, we have got your back.

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