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About the county of Warwickshire
Warwickshire, in the heart of England, is one of the most popular and most visited counties in the country. It is most famous for it's castle 'Warwick Castle' one of the great fortresses of Europe. Built on a hill top first fortified by William the Conquerer in 1068. Warwick Castle is a must visit when travelling to England, and there is much to discover in the town of Warwick itself. A few miles from Warwick is the wonderful riverside town of Stratford Upon Avon - the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Visit his house, where he was born and grew up and the beautiful Holy Trinity church where he was finally layed to rest. Over all, the county of Warwickshire is a beautiful and exciting county to explore with it's famous castle and historic towns and villages and beautiful green countryside. It is well situated in the heart of England with easy access to the stunning cotswolds and the neighbouring counties of Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Worcestershire and alot of Englands most famous cities, including London which is easily accessible to the South East.
See our recommended Warwickshire towns and villages below, along with our listed Warwickshire attractions, and Warwickshire hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Warwickshire
Alcester developed as a market town in Roman times. It grew out of a settlement at the meeting point of two roads and two rivers, the Arrow and the Alne...
The village of Coughton is dominated by the Magnificent building of Coughton Court...
The village has a delightful mix of ancient properties that mingle harmoniously with barn conversions and new build...
This town is the home of Rugby public school, the place where William Webb Ellis carried the ball instead of kicking it, and thus, in 1823 the game of Rugby football was born...All Warwickshire towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Warwickshire
This is the most charming of all the Birthplace Trust's properties, not only is it tinged with romance as the place where William.....
Draycote Water, Warwickshire's largest reservoir was created in the 1960's. Not only does it provide drinking water for Rugby,.....
The black and white fronted Oken's House houses one of the finest collections of early dolls and toys in the country. It was the.....All Warwickshire AttractionsCastles in WarwickshireWarwickshire Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
In the 1973 Hovis bread TV ad filmed on Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury, Dorset, the young lad pushing his bicycle up the hill was 13 year old Carl Barlow. He went on to a 30 year career with the London Fire Brigade.
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