Stay in a Warwick hotel and explore this ancient town that grew up around its medieval castle and had to rebuild itself after a 17th-century fire.
From your Warwick hotel, discover the movie-set perfection of Warwick Castle, which has its roots in the 10th century. You can see reminders of how the city was besieged during the English Civil War, including ancient trebuchets used to hurl deadly projectiles at the enemy. Nowadays history buffs can watch more sedate archery and falconry shows. Take a genteel walk past 14th-century Lord Leycester Hospital for memories of the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. The producers couldn’t resist filming in front of this exquisite timber-framed building.
Art and museums in Warwick
You can view a swarm of wasps at the Warwickshire Museum, and catch a different buzz at the Victorian school room and children’s Discovery Room in St John’s House Museum. Kids can dress up as real soldiers at the Royal Warwickshire Regiment Museum as they practise their parade ground paces to rousing band music.
Quirky things to do in Warwick
Have a go at brass rubbings at one of the best preserved medieval chapels in England, the Beauchamp Chantry, at the 1,000-year-old St Mary’s Church
Events in Warwick
Ferret out your best frock for Ladies’ Day in June at the 300-year-old Warwick Races. Warwick Words in March attracts top names in the literary world from Joan Bakewell to Iain Banks.
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Stratford upon Avon
Stratford upon Avon
Attractions in Warwick:
Tue-Sun 11am-5pm Mar - Dec 2013; not Mon (annual)
Sun-Thu 10am-4pm Mar - Oct 2013; not Fri or Sat (annual)
House: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm; Gardens: Wed-Sun 11am-5.30pm Mar - Nov 2013; not Mon or Tue (annual)
Apr & Sep: Sun, Mon & Wed 2pm-6pm
May-Jul: Sat-Wed 12pm-6pm
Aug: Sat-Wed 2pm-6pm Apr - Sep 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays but closed next day Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)
What's on in Warwick:
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04/07/2014 to 06/08/2014
04/07/2015 to 06/08/2015
24/07/2014 to 27/07/2014
25/09/2014 to 28/09/2014
25/07/2014 to 25/07/2014
14/08/2014 to 17/08/2014
02/08/2014 to 02/08/2014