Set in the very heart of the UK, the thriving market town of Warwick offers a rich mix of history and heritage, stunning architecture and an abundance of unique attractions to visit and explore.
Visitors will find a welcoming atmosphere as well as a lively culture set in picturesque countryside.
The town hosts an exciting events programme throughout the year, which includes Warwick Words, Warwick Folk Festival and the renowned Victorian Evening. More recently the town has welcomed both the Women’s tour and the Tour of Britain, with top cyclists racing through the town.
This traditional market town provides a range of local produce every Saturday at the weekly “plastic free” market in the square.
Warwick has a romantic and charming appeal with an enticing blend of old timber framed houses and Victorian buildings, alongside new and vibrant developments.
The streets are lined with independent retailers and cafes to potter in. Smith Street, the oldest shopping street in the town #seeyouonsmithstreet is a must for those enjoying a varied mix of shops, restaurants and bars.
Market Square hosts restaurants and retail, and if you wander along Swan Street, Brook Street and Old Square you will find some hidden gems at the turn of every corner.
Warwick offers a tempting selection of restaurants; The Market Square is at the heart of the nightlife, showcasing a variety of lively pubs including the Rose and Crown and the Globe. Local independents include the popular hotspot, Cafe Catalan, which serves tapas and offers an extensive wine list!
You can visit Britain’s ultimate Castle. Explore Warwick Castle and experience its history, magic and adventure. From spectacular shows, attractions, short breaks and evening events, there is something for everyone.
Warwick Racecourse is just minutes away from the town centre and retains its historic charm and character as one of the oldest in the country. The Racecourse offers fantastic events and exciting races in addition to a popular caravan park.
Adjacent to the Racecourse lies Hill Close Gardens the hidden hedged gardens of Warwick. Once used by the townsfolk who lived above their businesses to escape from the crowded town.
Wander round the Market Hall Museum in the centre of town, or take a short walk over to St John’s House for a trip back in time. In addition, Warwick’s Lord Leycester Hospital on High Street is steeped in history.
These extraordinary medieval buildings with their living legacy are open to visitors and can be hired for civil ceremonies, dinners, parties and other events.
Warwick is a beautiful medieval town on the River Avon. For an aerial view, you can climb the tower of The Collegiate Church of St Mary and enjoy the impressive interior to include a Norman crypt. The range of stunning architecture is worth taking the time to embrace.
Warwick has an array of accommodation options for those looking to take a break in the town. See Accommodation for a list of recommended hotels and B&B’s in the local area.