‘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.
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.
Town Guide and Map
Pop in for your free copy of the town map during opening hours. We have a range of free publications on display including an accommodation guide and leaflets on the surrounding area.
The Warwick Town Trail is available for just £1 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!
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.
TOP TIP !!!
Tickets for Warwick Castle bought from us here at the Visitor Information Centre are always cheaper than the on the day gate price: there are now no concessionary tickets but under 3 years go free. Per person, day ticket – £17, Two-day ticket available for just £18. We also offer a combined day pass & Dungeon ticket for £22
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 and cycling books and maps are also available to purchase in the fully stocked shop.
WARWICK VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE AND BOX OFFICE
OPENING HOURS – Please note the following information;
The Visitor Information Centre in the Jury Street Court House is normally closed on Sundays in the winter period, when there are very few visitors in town and the weather can be foul with icy pavements and snow.
But this January has seen more visitors in town. So Liz Healey and her team have decided to open the Information Centre on the next two Sundays – February 16th and 23rd. They will decide whether to keep seven-day opening for the rest of the winter period depending on the number of Sunday visitors who come in.
There are free maps of the town highlighting the main visitor attractions, souvenirs, and plenty of information about local events, transport and places to stay. The Box Office sells discounted tickets to the Castle and tickets for local events and there’s a small display about the history of Warwick.
|Sunday||10.00 – 16.00 (April – Mid December)|
Whilst visiting Warwick make your first stop the Visitor Information Centre and Box Office 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, the Ballroom and the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum are fully accessible.
We look forward to welcoming you to Warwick. If you have any questions or comments then please e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.