Destination: Warwick

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Small town overshadowed by a fantastic and well kept castle.

Warwick

Warwick Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Warwick


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

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Region: Central England

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day

More Information: www.visitwarwick.co.uk

What's nearby? Birmingham, Stratford on Avon, Cotswolds, Oxford, Coventry

What transport do you recommend? 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.

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Warwick Castle

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Warwick 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.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Lord Leycester Hospital

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Lord 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.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Kenilworth Castle

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Kenilworth 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 also has a beautiful garden and stunning views. A great audio tour enables you to wander through the dramatic ruins at your own pace.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

British Motor Museum

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Located 20 minutes south of Warwick, the British Motor Museum houses informative and interactive exhibitions charting the history of British motoring from the 1890s to present day.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Coventry Cathedral

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Coventry Cathedral is a striking 20th-century building, with stunning 1950s art & architecture, rising above the desolate ruins of the medieval Cathedral destroyed by the air raids of German Luftwaffe in 1940.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Coventry Transport Museum

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Coventry 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.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Birmingham

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Warwick 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.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Cadbury World

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Kids and chocoholics alike will love Cadbury World, south of Birmingham, which takes you through a journey of chocolate from its origins to manufacture.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

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