Local Attractions

Warwick Castle

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After one thousand years of making history, the immense strength and proportions of Warwick Castle make it a formidable sight even for today's visitor in peacetime. For the fit, the steep ramparts and huge 14th century towers are fully explorable. Caesar's Tower is an incredible wall-tower, five storeys high, with a double parapet, rising to some 150 ft from the base of its plinth. In the lowest chamber was the vaulted dungeon, a grim and daunting place for prisoners facing any length of confinement. Guy's Tower also has five vaulted levels internally, but the apartments contained within were designed more with comfort in mind. It is an unusual twelve-sided construction, with a machicolated crown, and appears to rise higher than Caesar's Tower because it starts at courtyard level.

Warwick Castle really is the ultimate experience for 'living' our history, with every section of the castle highlighting a different period to experience. A wonderful place, and a great day out.



Lord Leycester Hospital

In 1571, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leycester acquired the buildings and founded,

under charter from Queen Elizabeth I, a Hospital for aged or disabled soldiers and their

wives and this use continues to the present day. Formerly a guild hall. The Guild of

St George was created under a license issued by King Richard II on 20th April, 1383.


St Mary’s Church

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The great Church enshrines much of the history of England, and has architectural

beauty and significance. It is a house of prayer and worship with a strong musical

tradition. In 1123 Robert de Newburgh, Earl of Warwick, founded St Mary's Church

on its present site and established the College of a Dean and Canons. Part of the

Norman building can be seen in the crypt.


The chancel vestries and chapter house were rebuilt in the 14th century by

Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and represents one of the highest peaks

of English Gothic architecture. The glorious Beauchamp Chapel, unique in England,

was built in the 15th century to house the tomb of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick.

It is a magnificent example of European ecclesiastical architecture of its time and ranks

as one of this country's greatest treasures. Also of great interest are the tombs of

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and his brother Ambrose, Earl of Warwick.

The nave and tower were destroyed during the great fire of Warwick in 1694 and

rebuilt during the reign of Queen Anne. They were completed in 1704. The tower

still stands as a landmark overlooking the Warwickshire countryside offering a

welcome to all those searching for beauty and tranquility.


Butterfly Farm

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By visiting Europe's largest butterfly farm you can enjoy some of the world's most

spectacular and colourful butterflies flying around you. There are education packs for school parties, wildlife video shows, children's adventure playground and a Wildlife Gift Shop








Hatton Country World

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Home to 25 arts and crafts and speciality gift shops, twenty antique dealers and discounted big brand names in The Outlet, Hatton Shopping Village is a treasure trove for discerning shoppers.

Full of handmade gifts and inspirational ideas for Home and Garden, Hatton Shopping Village offers top quality shopping in a charming rural setting and the most tranquil of atmospheres.
Visit our farm shop for a wide range of fresh food from local farms and our butchery unit within Hatton Farm Shop for locally-reared, traditional cuts of meat and homemade sausages

Ideal for family fun days out, Hatton Farm Village is a place where children and adults can discover their true animal instincts. Roaming free in the countryside, flocking together to cuddle up to some of the cutest inhabitants and running wild with the adventure activities!
There's an exciting programme of special demonstrations everyday with extra weekend and holiday children’s activities, so there's always something new to see at Hatton Farm Village



Saltisford Canal

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This arm is all that remains of the Warwick terminus of the Warwick and Birmingham Canal. Restored from dereliction between 1982 and 1988 by the Saltisford Canal Trust, and recorded with numerous photographs in our Centre, the Arm is now home to seven families living afloat (with all their assorted pets). The Arm is managed by Saltisford Canal Trading Limited on behalf of the Trust, a registered charity

The Trust acknowledges the valuable support of Rural Warwickshire Agency, Warwick District Council and British Waterways Board in the restoration of the Arm.

Saltisford Canal Centre is a great place for an outing. The Canal centre provides a pleasant green haven near the heart of Warwick, which is open to the public from 8.00 am to 7.00pm daily.



National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

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The NEC Group comprises five venues: The NEC (National Exhibition

Centre) and The NEC Arena located eight miles south-east of

Birmingham; and The ICC (International Convention Centre),

Symphony Hall and The NIA (National Indoor Arena) in Birmingham

city centre. Together the venues provide unrivalled flexibility for staging

exhibitions, conferences, concerts, sporting championships and

entertainment events.


Stoneleigh Park (NAC)

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The Royal Agricultural Society of England was established in 1838 and received its Royal Charter from Queen Victoria in 1840. The RASE is perhaps best known as organiser of the Royal Show, the first one was held in 1839. Since then only two have been cancelled outside war years – in 1859 (because of Rindepest) and in 2001 because of foot and mouth disease.

stoneleigh-park has been the home of the Royal Agricultural Society of England since 1963 when the site was developed as a venue for the Royal Show, other exhibitions and several centres of technical excellence – the demonstration units. However as agriculture has changed so has stoneleigh-park so the demonstration units no longer exist and the practical farming on site has been replaced by a concentration on the business of farming and rural enterprise.


The 250 acres that make up stoneleigh-park have been developed over the years to include woodlands, a 4x4 track, fishing pools, equine arenas, accommodation as well as a full range of exhibition, conference and banqueting rooms. stoneleigh-park really is the nation’s most versatile venue.


Cadbury World

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Birmingham’s very own chocolate paradise, a unique place to indulge all of your senses.
Everybody loves the story of how liquid chocolate is made, especially when it comes with some very special effects.


Here you will learn about the most important ingredients of milk chocolate, and the way Cadbury combines them to create that marvelous Cadbury taste.

But be warned, you’re in for a few surprises...




National Motorcycle Museum

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The National Motorcycle Museum is recognized as the finest and largest

collection of Motorcycles in the World.





Teddy Bear Museum

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Hundreds of Teddy Bears from all across the world can be seen in their original

Elizabethan setting. Some of these bears are the oldest, most valuable and most

unusual that you will find anywhere




Warwick Arts Centre

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Warwick Arts Centre is situated at the heart of The University of Warwick in Coventry

and is much more than a single venue. With six outstanding spaces on the same site,

it makes us quite unique - a concert hall, two theatres, a cinema, gallery, conference

room as well as hospitality suites, restaurant, bookshop, gift shop and two bars



The Saxon Sanctuary

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St Peter’s Wootton Wawen, near Stratford-upon-Avon, is one of the oldest structures

in England’s Midlands. Its tower dates back to the 900s, if not earlier.




National Herb Centre

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Set in beautiful countryside overlooking a spectacular valley with free admission open

7 days a week from 9.00am -5.30pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10.30 - 5.30pm
Gift ideas with a difference from our Plant Centre and Shop
Superb selection of herbs and herbaceous plants with ideas for planting herbs and

ready planted pots of herbs



Stoneleigh Abbey

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Founded in 1154 by a group of Cistercian monks, Stoneleigh Abbey reflects a rich

mix of more than 900 years of history. The estate was the home of the Leigh family

from 1561 until the late twentieth century.

Many famous people have connections with the Abbey: Charles I was entertained

here when the gates of Coventry were closed against him, Jane Austen stayed at the

Abbey and uses descriptions of its grand interiors and gardens in two of her novels,

and in 1858 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed at Stoneleigh.


Funky Monkeys

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Our exciting and stimulating jungle-themed play structures will provide your children

with the exhilaration and challenges necessary to help them learn and develop. All

equipment meets API (Association of Play Industries) standards as well as being

ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) approved.




The Shakespearean Houses

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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust own and care of 5 beautifully preserved period

homes and gardens in and around Stratford Upon Avon, all connected with

William Shakespeare and his family.


Royal Shakespeare Company

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One of the world’s best-known theatre ensembles, the Royal Shakespeare Company focuses on works by Shakespeare, other renaissance dramatists and contemporary writers. The RSC’s ensemble nature allows audiences to follow the company’s actors in a number of repertoire productions while providing an expert training environment for its actors, directors and theatre artists. The RSC continually strives to engage more people with the experience of live theatre through its productions, education and outreach work. In the past five years, annual productions aimed at families have successfully brought 150,000 people to the theatre for the first time.

The RSC is dedicated to attracting and inspiring the best artists both on stage and behind the scenes, to produce performances of the very highest standard.



Heritage Motor Centre

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Welcome to the world's largest collection of historic British cars! With over 300 cars in the collection, you'll find many famous names that have made motoring history.

Travel along the Time Road - a fascinating journey through British motoring and social history from 1896 to the present day. Outside there's the Land Rover 4x4 off-road experience, go-kart track and children's miniature roadway to keep all the family occupied!