Warwick

‘The county town of Warwickshire’ is famous for its magnificent castle and historic charm. You can enjoy a calendar of diverse and exciting events throughout the year, including the popular Folk Festival, Beer Festival, Thai festival and Literary Festivals, as well as Retro Warwick and the renowned Victorian Evening.

Warwick is enriched with independent businesses offer an enticing blend of the old and the new, from gift shops, antique centres and traditional tea rooms to fashion shops, art galleries and fine restaurants. Market Place is the heart of the town, hosting a variety of cafes, pubs and shops and a thriving market every Saturday. Swan Street is always a hive of activity and the town’s busiest shopping street, Smith Street is the oldest shopping street in Warwick and boasts a unique mix of independent shops and restaurants.

The Visitor Information Centre and Town Box Office are housed inside the magnificent Court House, Jury Street, where you will also find our splendid ballroom which is available for hire and the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, which is open weekends Easter to October or by appointment only.

        

The town of Warwick is graced with a wide variety of attractive parks and gardens, both privately and publicly owned.  They range from the charming Victorian Hill Close Gardens , the restored Master’s Garden at the Lord Leycester Hospital and the spectacular Mill Garden to the public spaces of Priory Park, St Nicholas Park and the Pageant Garden. A detailed free Parks and Gardens guide is available to collect at the Visitor Information Centre.

We are delighted that Warwickshire has recently been named as one of the best places to visit in Europe, according to the Lonely Planet guide. The county was listed as sixth of Europe’s best 2016 destinations ahead of the east coast of Tenerife, Northern Dalmatia in Croatia and the Texel in the Netherlands in the travel guide.

Warwick Visitor Guide 2018

Pop in for your free copy during opening hours. We have a range of free publications on display including an accommodation guide and leaflets on the surrounding area.

Top Attractions

There are many attractions and museums to visit in Warwick as well as beautiful parks and gardens and charming buildings of outstanding quality from every period from the last 1100 years.

The Warwick Town Trail is available for 60p at the Visitor Information Centre. This is a gentle stroll around the town following the heritage trail plaques. For more information in and around Warwick please visit our walks page. You will find a large selection of walking and cycling books and maps available to purchase in the Visitor Information Centre.

Visit Warwick Castle, where you’ll be surrounded by jaw dropping history, magic and myth and adventure!

Discounted Warwick Castle Tickets are available at the Visitor Information Centre.

Adults £17

Children (3-11) and Seniors (60+) £16.

Close to the town centre, Warwick Racecourse is one of the oldest in the country and retains its historic charm and character. It offers a full programme of jump racing from September to May.

Local Walks

Enjoy a 90-minute stroll around the town following the plaques in the pavement. The Town Trail leaflet is available at the Visitor Information Centre for just 60p.

The following walking leaflets are available to download or pick up your free copy at the Visitor Information Centre. Walking and Cycling books and maps are also available to purchase.

Visitor Information Centre – opening hours

Sunday 10.00 – 16.00 (April – Mid December)
Monday 09.30-16.30
Tuesday 09.30-16.30
Wednesday 09.30-16.30
Thursday 09.30-16.30
Friday 09.30-16.30
Saturday 10.00-16.30

Whilst visiting Warwick make your first stop the Visitor Information Centre situated inside the Court House, Jury Street, in the centre of town. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to help you make the most of your visit supplying information on Warwick and the surrounding area.

Accessibility – The Visitor Information Centre and the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum are both fully accessible.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Warwick. If you have any questions or comments then please e-mail us: info@visitwarwick.co.uk  Please Note:- We will normally reply to e-mailed enquiries within 1 working day of receipt. If you wish to receive information by post, please ring +44 (0)1926 492212.

The Great Hall at Warwick Castle