Warwickshire has plenty of historic charm, with the Warwick Castle as the center of its many attractions. The county is landlocked and located in England's West Midlands region. It is the birthplace of occultist Aleister Crowley, Victorian novelist George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) and William Shakespeare.
It has some very beautiful parks and gardens such as the Hill Close Garden, the former hideaway of Victorians trying to escape the city crowds and the Mill Garden that is planted with so many flowering plants. You can hire a boat for the day and cruise along the Saltisford Canal and view some awesome landscapes and attractions along the way.
Other attractions include St Mary's Church, the medieval buildings on Smith Street and St John's House that houses the St John's Museum and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum.
Spend some time at Charlecote Park, a grand house from the 16th century with its very own deer park. Free guided tours inside the house and its extensive grounds are available daily.
Warwick Castle – It is a beautiful 11th century medieval castle that was originally built by William the Conqueror and had served to protect the region until the 17th century. It was turned into a country house by Sir Fulke Greville but now belongs to the Tussauds Group and is a tourist attraction offering various regular and seasonal activities.
Shakespeare's House – This is a beautifully preserved house on Henley Street on Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare lived until he came of age. It's now a museum dedicated to him, which had been visited by famous writers. A play is staged daily for visitors to enjoy.
Closest Airport: Birmingham Airport – 23 Miles
Closest City Centre: Coventry Tourist Information Centre to Birmingham – 22.2 Miles
Closest Must-See location outside Warwickshire: Cadbury World in Birmingham – 25.0 Miles