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Warwickshire Visitor Travel Guide Page

We have compiled a travel and holiday information guide to help with your holiday stay in Warwickshire.

About Warwickshire

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Warwickshire is a county in the west Midlands region of England and is as Shakespeare Country due to his birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon, being located within the county boundaries.

Despite being the largest town in the region, Nuneaton is not the county town. This accolade goes to Warwick. The area that glorifies Shakespeare's work is dotted with museums and tours of the places where the 'greatest English writer of all time' spent his days. Warwick Castle is also one of the most well kept medieval castles in the country. Its being can be traced back to the days of William the Conqueror and another medieval castle, Kenilworth, adds to the county's prosperous medieval history.

Transport is relatively easy with Warwickshire being so central within the country of England. The M40 serves Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford whilst running through the county from London to Birmingham. The M6 links the county with the nation-long M1 and the rail links connect the county's towns and cities to the rest of Britain. Coventry Airport also allows travel to the region by air.

The Belfry Golfcourse is situated within the county and has played host to some major golfing tournaments. The Grand Union Canal also provides fantastic walks and scenery along its banks.

Attractions & Heritage Sites within Warwickshire

1. Shakespeare Centre - Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW

Located in William Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Shakespeare Centre contains a vast collection of archival material related to the renowned playwright.

2. Plantasia  - Mancetter, nr Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1RF

Atherstone's Plantasia features three outstanding attractions for the price of one. The namesake of the complex, Plantasia, is a thrilling exhibit that explores the life of plants

3. Charlecote Park - Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire , CV35 9ER

Located near the River Avon in Warwick, Charlecote Park offers visitors a glimpse into the impressive history and luxurious lives of the Lucy family.

4. Stoneleigh Abbey - Kenilworth, Warwickshire , CV8 2LF

Celebrated for both its rich history and magnificent architecture, Stoneleigh Abbey is one of the most beloved attractions in Warwickshire.

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Towns and Villages in Warwickshire

Warwickshire has some lovely towns and villages to explore, below is a list with a short summary and link to more information about it and pictures.

  • Birmingham - transformed from rural market to a major industrial centre in a matter of decades... More...
  • Coventry - has continued to grow into a fully modernized city in the heart of Britain's Midlands... More...
  • Kenilworth - Castle grew into one of the largest fortifications in the region... More...
  • Nuneaton - stands apart as one of the most charming market towns in the whole of the county... More...
  • Rugby - gained national attention in the early 19th century as the birthplace of the sport of Rugby football... More...
  • Solihull - has remained relatively unscathed by the encroachment of industrialisation and the ravages of World War II... More...
  • Stratford upon Avon - is a small charming market town which is rather fond of its most famous resident William Shakespeare... More...
  • Warwick - Castle rests on the banks of the River Avon and stands watch over the town and surrounding landscape... More...

Useful Contact Information for Warwickshire

Birmingham Tourist Information Centre
The Rotunda, New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 4PA
Tel No: 0844 888 3883

Coventry Cathedral Tourist Information Centre
Cathedral Ruins, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5AB
Tel No: 024 7622 5616

Kenilworth Tourist Information Centre
Smalley Place, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1QG
Tel No: 01926 748900

Merry Hill Tourist Information Centre
Brierley Hill, Warwickshire, DY5 1SR
Tel No: 01384 487900

Nuneaton Tourist Information Centre
Church Street, Nuneaton, CV11 4DR
Tel No: 024 7634 7006

Rugby Tourist Information Centre
Rugby Art Gallery Museum & Library, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3BZ
Tel No: 01788 533217

Solihull Tourist Information Centre
Homer Road, Solihull, Warwickshire, B91 3RG
Tel No: 0121 704 6130

Stratford-upon-Avon Tourist Information Centre
Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PT
Tel No: 01789 264293

Warwick Tourist Information Centre
Jury Street, Warwick, CV34 4EW
Tel No: 01926 492212