Warwick

When you visit Warwick, our friendly and knowledgeable team at the Visitor Information Centre, Box Office and Gift Shop will give you a very warm welcome.

Based in the heart of the town, not far from Warwick Castle, our friendly assistants are here to share their expert local knowledge of attractions, travel information, places to eat, shops and events with you. As well as our personal service, we stock hundreds of free information leaflets and guides about Warwick and beyond. We have a fantastic shop selling Warwick  merchandise, maps, souvenirs and gifts and it is here you can book tickets for events and much more.

Warwick Town Guide and Map – You can pick up your free copy at the Visitor Information Centre on Jury Street, CV34 4EW during opening hours or download here;

‘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 offering 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 the splendid ballroom which is available for hire and the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, which is open weekends Easter to October or by appointment only. Please note due to Covid19 the museum is temporarily closed.

The Court House has undergone extensive conservation to ensure its survival into the 21st century and it is in the Visitor Information Centre that you can come and see an exhibition telling you all about the history of Warwick and the Court House.

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 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.

The Warwick Town Trail is available for just £1 at the Visitor Information Centre shop. 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 the Lord Leycester one of the best preserved examples of medieval courtyard architecture in England.  These extraordinary medieval buildings with their living legacy, are open to visitors and can be hired for civil ceremonies,  dinners, parties and other events.​ The Brethren’s Kitchen has served food to Kings, Tudor nobles, Guildsmen, monks and the Brethren for 500 years.  In bygone years, vegetables, herbs and fruit were grown in the Masters Garden, cooked in the Brethren’s Kitchen and served in the Great Hall at lavish banquets.  Today the Brethren’s Kitchen is open to visitors of the Lord Leycester, as well as the general public, for breakfast, light lunch and cream teas.

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.

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 £1. The following walking leaflets are available at the Visitor Information Centre. Walking books, cycling books and maps are also available to purchase in the fully stocked shop.

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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

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