If you’re after the quintessential English experience on your holiday then we suggest you skip to the very bottom of this article and click on the link that says ‘Find holiday cottages in Warwick’ right now. If you’re still undecided, and would like to know more about the many charms of this wonderful county town in the heart of England, then read on as we celebrate wonderful Warwick..
Its location in the heart of England and breathtaking location high on a bluff above the River Avon has seen Warwick play an equally central part in English history. If testament were needed then you only have to take a look at Warwick Castle – widely regarded as Britain’s best – to marvel at the majesty and scenic beauty of the area.
• Warwick Castle is undoubtedly one of the region’s biggest attractions. Thanks to its well-preserved towers and walls, its location on the banks of the Avon and the stewardship of the Tussauds group, the castle has become one of the UK’s premier tourist attractions. Enjoy a host of demonstrations, displays (including the world’s largest catapult!) and seasonal events at this most majestic attraction.
• Though the Great Fire destroyed much of Warwick in the late 17th century, the town still offers a wonderful display of architectural heritage. Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick lies near the market in the town’s centre and is a ‘must-see’. This originally Norman church was later rebuilt in dramatic Gothic style, and it was here that writer JRR Tolkien wed in 1916.
• Shakespeare was also no stranger to Warwick. It is alleged that a young William paid a visit to the lovely Charlecote Estate – not to admire the wonderful home and gardens. Instead, the young writer supposedly tried his hand at poaching and was rewarded with an appearance in front of the magistrates. The Charlecote Estate has been in the hands of the Lucy family since the 13th century and though it is around 5 miles from Warwick, it’s well worth making the trip.