Places to visit in Warwickshire

Visit Warwickshire to revel in the heart of Shakespeare’s England. In Stratford-upon-Avon, the theatres of the Royal Shakespeare Company welcome you to witness one of the Bard’s famous plays live. See signature motte-and-bailey forts and romantic Elizabethan love nests with gatehouses and towers. Miles of canals and stairway locks beckon you for pub lunches and picnics. Or step back to the Middle Ages in Warwick with streets overhung by timber-framed houses and an imposing castle. Royal Leamington Spa is home to the Heritage Motor Centre where you can see England’s connection to the motor industry, while Coventry’s medieval cathedral and 14th-century Guildhall are definitely worth a visit. Warwickshire ticks all the boxes when it comes to history lessons.

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December events: Have a winter weekend at Compton Verney

Delight in festive fun with the family at at Compton Verney, Warwickshire's award-winning art gallery.

Location: Warwickshire

Murder Mystery Weekend

Elaborate plots, professional actors and the chance to play detective.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Rainy Day Activities: Be inspired in Shakespeare's Schoolroom

Explore the historic building where William Shakespeare spent his schooldays and discovered theatre for the first time; an ideal thing to do when it rains.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Visit the hidden hedged gardens of Hill Close Gardens

See the rare survivals of Victorian gardens, which were used by townsfolk who wanted to an escape from the busy town centre.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Have a medieval sleepover at Warwick Castle

For a family holiday with a difference, grab your sleeping bag and head to Warwick Castle to spend the night within the castle's historic grounds.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Warming Winter Breaks at the Ardencote Spa in Warwick

Looking for a relaxing spa break this winter? Head to the luxurious Ardencote Spa in Warwick & indulge in a festive Let it Snow or Winter Spice package.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Discover the secret garden of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Pay a visit to Anne Hathaway’s family home - the place William Shakespeare courted his future wife.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Discover a hidden gem in the heart of Warwickshire

Come and visit Stoneleigh Abbey - a medieval masterpiece buried deep in the village of the same name.

Location: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Rainy Day Activities: Explore exotic worlds at Stratford Butterfly Farm

With hundreds of exotic butterflies and tropical biomes, Stratford Butterfly Farm is an ideal distraction from the weather on a rainy day.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Book a romantic winter break at Wootton Park

Treat your loved one to a romantic break by staying in a farmhouse set amidst Warwickshire's countryside.

Location: Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

Enjoy the outdoors and its culinary delights at Talton Lodge

Surely there’s nowhere other than Talton Lodge where you could combine canoeing, Tug O’ War and sausage-making courses?

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Boat rides down the river from St. Nicholas Park

Float past some of Warwick’s most beautiful scenery on a relaxing boat ride through St. Nicholas Park.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Travel through the history of British motoring

Uncover the story of the British motor industry at the British Motor Museum, and come face to face with British motoring icons.

Location: Gaydon / Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Stratford Literary Festival

Add Stratford Literary Festival to your list of things to do in April

Be in the company of celebrity authors and best-selling writers at this lively literary event in the UK.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Encounter an Elizabethan legacy in Warwickshire

Discover 900 years of English history at Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, a vast medieval fortress and spectacular castle ruins.

Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Find your romantic side at the lovely Arden Hotel

Chill out and love in, at this rather gorgeous boutique hotel in the heart of historic Stratford.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Explore the shops in the Regency town of Royal Leamington Spa

Enjoy an eclectic shopping trip where high street names meet independent boutiques.

Location: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Explore the home of rugby

After the game, take the opportunity to discover where and how it all began in the Warwickshire market town of Rugby.

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire

Cycle along a disused railway line in Stratford-upon-Avon

Explore the English countryside saddle side whilst cycling the 5-mile long Stratford Greenway.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Experience 1000 years of history in Coventry

Explore the ruins of Coventry’s medieval cathedral and the contemporary cathedral with its unique 1950s and 1960s artworks.

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Ride a Venetian gondola along the River Avon

Experience all the romance of Venice in the heart of Shakespeare’s hometown in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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