Located in the West Midlands, Warwickshire is divided into five districts of Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon, Nuneaton and Bedworth, North Warwickshire and Rugby. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and take a tour around New Place, the site of Shakespeare’s home for the last 19 years of his life. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has transformed New Place to create a major new heritage landmark where visitors can discover the story behind the world famous playwright, poet, and actor.
As well as being the home to Shakespeare, Warwickshire boasts impressive motte-and-bailey forts and romantic Elizabethan buildings with gatehouses and towers. No trip to Warwickshire is complete without a visit of Warwick Castle. Originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068, Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort. The castle takes visitors back in time with its ornately decorated rooms and life-like wax work figures. Part of the Madame Tussauds group, Warwick Castle features realistic looking people in each of the rooms and areas of the Castle, including the Dungeon!
For those visiting Warwickshire on a romantic weekend getaway, we recommend a Venetian gondola ride along the River Avon. Capture the essence of the town from the gondola, and take in world-famous sites such as the Royal Shakespear Theatre and Holy Trinity Church.