Warwickshire is a West Midlands county, most famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The county is bordered on all sides by Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands, Northamptonshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Spanning 763 square miles, home to an estimated 571,010 people, and split into five districts, there will always be something to do in this county. It’s also only around an hour from Birmingham and two hours from London.
Nuneaton is the largest town in Warwickshire, lying close to the northern area of the county. George Eliot lived there for most of her life and there is plenty of heritage to see. Enjoy Arbury Hall, a Grade I listed country house, and the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, a 15th-century battle site museum with a variety of activities for families such as hands-on gallery, kids activities and guided battlefield walks.
Rugby, the second biggest town, is close to the River Avon, which gives it some incredible walking trails. There are so many things to do in Rugby; why not visit the Swift Valley Nature Reserve to meet some wonderful wildlife.
Perhaps the most famous part of Warwickshire is Warwick itself, the county town with so much to explore. Experience the West Midlands with a visit to this fascinating county.