Warwick Castle and Historic Buildings Town Trail

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Only a few miles from Shakespeare's Stratford, visit Britain's greatest medieval experience, Warwick Castle in the centre of Warwick and see the town's historic buildings. We have written a trail which takes you around the most interesting buildings of the town centre and gives you snippets of the history as you stroll. There are restaurants, shops, pubs, tea shops (including one at a 14th or 15th Century building) and a beautiful garden in which to relax. Combine this walk with our longer route from Warwick through the racecourse, river and canal, with ducks to feed!

Warwick Castle has lavishly decorated state rooms, towers, ghost tower, ramparts and dungeons. Entertainment from Easter to Christmas can include jousting and bird of prey displays. It has a Victorian rose garden, mill, engine house and 60 acres of grounds. The castle was first built in 1068 to guard the river crossing.

England - Central England - Warwickshire - Town or city

Features

Ancient Monument, Cafe, Castle, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets
17/10/2021 - Iain Forsyth

Excellent walk around the city centre with well researched and written information on the history of the town. I'd highly recommend paying to go into the Lord Leyster Hospital. We ended up doing this just the instructions - no map and managed fine. A couple of minor navigation points. Where the walk starts is not where you now enter the Castle, which resulted in us going round in circles a bit initially. Probably would have been obvious if we had had the map. The mention of The Butts at point 20 is slightly confusing. You join Northgate Street from Barrack St without going down to The Butts

24/06/2010 - Dave and Sam Asbury

Needed a nice short local walk, for rehabilation purposes. This one was perfect. The walk directions were on the whole clear - the one section we struggled with was wp18 The Abbotsford. However we went with text only and really should have known better. Looking at the photo I'm still confused as to where 8 windows comes in - although I suspect this is due to my lack of archetectural understanding and now assume you count the top 8 windows.... The History part of the text is really well written being very informative - particulary the extra facts about the Leicester tickler (obviously not mentioned on the statue). Indeed the museum is very good - but for us the star attraction isn't the bear - it's the live glass encased bees hive!! The only other bit we struggled with was "the butts" because there were no street plaques on it - not the writer's fault. In hind site I'd have printed this openstreet map where the names are cleary shown... http://osm.org/go/euyz7zdy As someone who submits walks I can see a lot of work went into writing this excellent walk.

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