Warwick and Leamington Spa Visitor Guide
Standing on the banks of the river Avon, Warwick originates from a fortress built by Alfred the Great's daughter in AD 915.
Fast forward over 1100 years and the market town is dominated by Warwick Castle. Dating back to William the Conqueror, the castle is a popular, year round family-friendly historic monument recently blended with interactive experiences.
Walk amongst Warwick's unspoilt old town streets, some still cobbled, and discover 17th and 18th century part-timbered buildings. Seek out the West Gate, a remaining section of the old town walls, and discover the adjacent Grade I Lord Leycester Hospital, dating back to 1383 and still lived in by the Brethren. After a visit to The Master's Garden, pop into the Brethren's Kitchen to sample their light lunches or afternoon teas. The Warwickshire Museum, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and Warwick Yeomanry Museums are well worth a visit.
Take a short walk from the town centre to Avon Bridge for an excellent view and photo opportunity of Warwick Castle.
Enjoy a day out at Warwick Racecourse. The neighbouring Victorian Hill Close Gardens are worth a visit.
Two miles east of Warwick is Regency Royal Leamington Spa. Take a stroll in Jephson Garden to enjoy the glasshouses and well-kept flower borders and visit the Royal Pump Room and Gardens.
Holidays in the Warwick area
The Warwickshire Ring through rural Warwickshire passes near Warwick Castle. See canal holidays on the Warwickshire Ring.
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