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  • Communication Skills

    Communication Skills

    Coventry

    What: Communication SkillsWhen: Friday 28th September 2018 - 9:15am to 12:30pmWhere:Business Innovation Centre, Harry Weston Road, Binley, Coventr…more

  • Warwickshire Macmillan Colour Fun Run

    Warwickshire Macmillan Colour Fun Run

    Hatton

    This event will be the biggest, brightest, happiest and most colourful 5k Warwickshire has ever seen. Along the 5km course you will be met by five dif…more

  • British Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

    British Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

    Atherstone

    This amazing event is held in a different part of the country each year.Its not just ploughing though!It offers a rare glimpse of how farming …more

  • Draycote Water 10K Winter Series - Race 1 - Octobe

    Draycote Water 10K Winter Series - Race 1 - Octobe

    Rugby

    Race DetailsWhen: The second Sunday of each month from October to MarchWhere: Draycote Water, WarwickshireEntry limit: 600Timing: Chip-timed, wit…more

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Blessed with the same rolling hills and picturesque countryside as almost every other English county, Warwickshire was nevertheless gifted one other feature, an accident of birth, that made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of the UK, if not the world. Shakespeare was born there.

This lucky break means that Warwickshire, already idyllic and representative of that Olde English charm with its market towns and quiet villages, old timbered buildings and bucolic countryside is also now known as Shakespeare Country and sees a constant stream of coaches turning up every day to look for the Bard.

Naturally, all things tourism begin in Stratford-upon-Avon where you can visit Shakespeares birthplace as well as the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company who perform in one of three theatres along the River Avon. Also worth seeing are Nash House and New Place as well as Halls Croft. On the outskirts of town there is the enchanting village of Shottery and the wonderful Ann Hathaways Cottage.

Other highlights include Mary Ardens House and Countryside Museum in Wilmcote Village and the numerous stately homes and delightful gardens, including Ragley Hall, Charlcote and Coughton Court. The market towns of Shipston on Stour and Alcester are also pleasant, as is the market town of Kenilworth and the ruins of Kenilworth Castle.

For castles however there is only one site in Warwickshire worth seeingthe magnificent medieval Warwick Castle, built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and used as a fortification until the 17th century, and to this day one of the finest castles in England.

For those seeking something a bit more laid back there is the elegant and regal town of Royal Leamington Spa with its Regency buildings and famous Royal Pump Room and Baths. Lastly, for those tired of history or culture, there is the famous Belfry golf course, a former Ryder Cup venue or alternatively in Warwickshire at large there are over 1700 miles of bridleways and footpaths in spectacular scenery to explore.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Warwickshire

Fun days out in Warwickshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Warwickshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Warwickshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Warwickshire.

Theme Parks in Warwickshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Warwickshire.

Museums in Warwickshire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Warwickshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

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Updated: 24/09/2018 04:46:48

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