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Warwick
Description: Small town overshadowed by a fantastic and well kept castle
Region: Central England
Pronounced: wor-ik
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day
FamiliesHistorical Town
Warwick, Central England
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Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire, is most famous for its magnificent castle which may well be Britain’s greatest medieval attraction, with lavishly decorated state rooms, towers, ramparts and of course the dungeons!

There is more to the town than just the castle though, as venturing into the town centre you will find an attractive mix of Georgian and medieval architecture which include Oken’s House - There are also a number of fascinating museums such as the Doll museum, Warwickshire museum and the impressive Leycester Hospital

Local Activities
Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle, Warwick
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Warwick castleWarwick Castle is an extremely well preserved medieval castle set atop a grassy embankment, with huge towers and ramparts. The sense of history and informative displays make it a real highlight for many Great British Trips passengers and a huge favourite with families and history lovers alike.
Lord Leycester Hospital
YLord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
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Warwick castleLord Leycester Hospital was founded in 1571 by Robert Dudley.  Its timber-framed buildings which date back to the 14th century are clustered round the Norman gateway into Warwick with its 12th Century Chantry Chapel above it. Hidden behind the ancient buildings is the tiny but delightful Master's Garden.
Kenilworth Castle
Kenilworth Castle, Warwick
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Warwick castleKenilworth Castle is not as popular as nearby Warwick, but it is no less grand and fascinating. More of a ruin than it's perfectly kept neighbour Warwick, this castle has also offers a beautiful garden and stunning views. A great audio tour enables you to wander through the dramatic ruins at your own pace. English Heritage
Heritage Motor Centre
Heritage Motor Centre, Warwick
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Warwick castleThe Heritage Motor Centre just south of Warwick, houses informative and interactive exhibitions charting the history of British motoring from the 1890s to present day.
Stratford on Avon
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Warwick castleNearby Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. There are 5 houses linked to Shakespeare and his family and each offers a unique experience of his world at that time. (see Stratford page for more details)
What can I see in the area?
Coventry Cathedral
Coventry Cathedral
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Warwick castleCoventry Cathedral is a striking 20th century building, with stunning 1950's art & architecture, rising above the desolate ruins of the medieval Cathedral destroyed by the air raids of German Luftwaffe in 1940.
Coventry Transport Museum
Coventry Transport Museum
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Warwick castleCoventry was the birth place of the British cycle and motor industry and the Coventry Transport Museum houses a collection of over 240 cars, commercial vehicles and buses, plus numerous motorcycles. 
Birmingham
Birmingham
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Warwick castleWarwick is on the doorstep of Birmingham, Britain’s 2nd largest city. The city has a number of attractions including its famous ‘Jewellery Quarter’ with a visitor centre telling the quarter’s 200 year history and handmade jewellery to buy.  The city has good shopping too, at the Bullring.  
Cadbury World
Cadburys World
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Warwick castleKids and chocoholics alike will love Cadbury World, south of Birmingham, which takes you through a journey of chocolate from its origins to manufacture. 
Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:
CADW Pass
English Heritage Pass

English Heritage pass
CADW Pass
Hudson Heritage Explorer Pass

Hudson Heritage Explorer Pass
This is a great base for exploring:
Birmingham, Stratford on Avon, Cotswolds, Oxford, Coventry
Transport options in this area: Warwick is quite small and compact so easy to walk around. You can get here by rail, road or day tour.
Did you know:
The first Warwick Castle was a wooden Motte and Bailey Norman design started in 1068, shortly after the Norman invasion.
From the region:
George Eliot
(Writer)
Antony Worrall Thompson
(Chef)
Cambridge Cambridge Stratford Stratford
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