Warwick, Warwickshire, is an English market town in the West Midlands. It lies south of Coventry and west of Leamington Spa and Whitnash. The town is just 2 hours away from London. The town is full of heritage, making it a wonderful place to visit with the family.
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle built during England’s Norman conquest by William the Conqueror in 1068, and was used as a stronghold until the 17th century. It was then lived in by Sir Fulke Greville and his descendants until 1978. It sits on a sandstone bluff near a turn in the River Avon.
The University of Warwick is named after the county, and currently sits on the southern outskirts of Coventry. Coventry used to be a Warwickshire town but is now considered part of the West Midlands. The university is therefore in two separate counties; talk about confusing for the students! Within the main campus is the Warwick Arts Centre, a multi-venue arts complex which is the largest venue of its kind in the UK outside London.
If neither of these particularly interest you, there’s plenty to do in Warwick. The market town still has its market every Saturday, and is surrounded by independent shops and eateries, so there will always be something to do, eat, drink and enjoy in Warwick.