Things to do in Warwick

Things to do in Warwick

Warwick offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with a rich mix of history and heritage and a picturesque setting with unique streets, buildings and gardens to explore. It hosts an exciting events programme throughout the year, including literary and folk festivals which celebrate the town’s heritage and links with its local attractions.

Warwick offers an enticing blend of old and new, mainly independent shops, from gift shops, antique centres and as well as a thriving market every Saturday. Swan Street is a lively shopping street and Smith Street is the oldest shopping street in Warwick with a unique mix of independent and traditional shops. Market Square is at the heart of the town hosting a variety of cafes and lively pubs including the Rose and Crown and The Globe.

The town is home to a fantastic selection of restaurants and bars, a must visit is Cafe Catalan a local’s hotspot serving tapas and a great wine list!

You can visit Britain’s ultimate Castle Warwick Castle and experience its history, magic and adventure. Head to Warwick Racecourse which is just minutes away from the town centre and retains its historic charm and character as one of the oldest in the country.  You can also wonder around the local museums including Warwick’s hidden gem the Lord Leycester Hospital or see local churches of outstanding quality and architecture such as St Mary’s Church.

For a taste of the countryside in the town, head to Hill Close Gardens magical gardens tucked away off the beaten track adjacent to the racecourse.

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.