Warwick is Warwickshire’s county town and is steeped in history. It is well-known for its magnificent Castle but it also has many other historic buildings, secret gardens and shops that make the town a superb place to visit.
Warwick has a good reputation for the variety of its cafes, restaurants and other eateries in which to enjoy a good meal and glass of wine.
The busy Market Square plays host to numerous events throughout the year and is the home of the Charter Market and monthly Farmer’s Market.
No visit to Warwick would be complete without stepping into Warwick Castle, Britain’s Greatest Mediaeval Experience. Visit the lavishly decorated State Rooms, scale the towers and ramparts and descend into the dark dungeon. Be chilled in the ghost tower, meet colourful characters and enjoy year round entertainment from Easter and Christmas festivities to jousting tournaments and birds of prey displays. With a Victorian Rose Garden, Mill, Engine House and 60 acres of grounds to explore, there is plenty to enjoy.
In the centre of the town sits the Market Hall Museum and dotted among the nearby streets many antique shops and excellent restaurants can be found.
Going away from the town centre, back towards Leamington Spa, is the historic Smith Street, the oldest shopping street in Warwick. This street has many independent shops and several restaurants serving excellent food, while St John’s Museum can be found at the end.