The birthplace of William Shakespeare and Lady Godiva; Warwickshire combines a world famous history with new and exciting attractions.
Lakeside Warwick Castle
Warwickshire offers city excitement and country relaxation in an area world-renowned for its heritage and culture. The area has played an important role during England’s timeline – be it during the age of the Roman Empire, the English Civil War or in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Things to do
See it come alive at the electrifying Warwick Castle, where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history - come rain or shine. The castle promises an experience where ancient myths and spell-binding tales will set your imagination alight and your hair on end.
History also comes alive in Stratford upon Avon. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the guardian of five houses connected to the playwright’s life and family, including the house where he was born. Combine your visit with a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company, probably the most famous theatre company in the world.
Fancy some retail therapy? Enjoy shopping in Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Coventry or Stratford where designer brands and high street favourites sit side by side. Royal Leamington Spa was granted its’ Royal prefix in 1838 by Queen Victoria, who visited the town as a Princess in 1830 and as Queen in 1858.
The City of Coventry is steeped in myth and legend. The city offers a rich choice of culture and history, including a world famous cathedral, one of England's finest mediaeval guildhalls and a museum holding the world's largest display of British road transport.
Day out with the kids? Set in south Warwickshire, Hatton Farm Village offers farmyard animals, adventure play, fun fair rides, children’s shows, falconry displays and tractor rides. There are also great places to eat and an exclusive shopping village.
The British Motor Museum is home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars, visitors can uncover the story of the British motor industry with fun and interactive exhibitions. Great for all the family with special school holiday activities, children's play area, picnic site, Land Rover off-road Experience, and children's electric Go-Karts.
Further north you’ll find Twycross Zoo. There are over 1,000 animals on show including Bornean Orangutans, Asian Elephants, Inland Bearded Dragons, Northern White-faced Owls, Boa Constrictors, Red-kneed Tarantulas and many more.
For more ideas of places to visit, check out the Visit Coventry and Warwickshire website.
Food and Drink
The Lovely Pubs chain consists of 6 star places to wine, dine and have a good time: Baraset Barn, Mortons, Crabmill, The Orange Tree, The Boot and The Farm No Bull. Each one offers a unique eating and drinking experience, superb menus and a distinctive style of their own. So why not try them all?
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