Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands of England. It is also known as simply Warwick or Warks. It carries the distinction of being William Shakespeare’s birthplace, the famous poet being born in Stratford-upon-Avon. It is sometimes referred to as “Shakespeare’s County”. The largest town in the county is Nuneaton, but its county town is Warwick. |The Avon River divides the county into two districts, the Woodland, which used to be covered by timber but is now mostly agricultural, and Feldon.
Numerous rivers traverse Warwickshire in addition to Avon. Also, no other county can boast of having the greatest number of canals that smoothen the flow of commerce. Warwickshire is also famous for its mineral waters especially that of Leamington and that of King’s Newnham which is believed to be medicinal.
Food and shopping Experience
Warwickshire offers a delightful and active nightlife while it makes available an excellent selection of appealing eateries. It can be a lavish evening of entertainment and fine dining or just a quick meal during a pit stop. Michelin-star restaurants are serving international gastronomic delights. There are also medieval banquet halls offering traditional English cuisine, quaint country pubs, urban coffee shops, classy cocktail bars and rural rest stops serving everyone’s eating preference.
In Shakespeare’s county, shopping is an adventure. Visitors can shop till they drop for designer brands in Bicester Village. They can also do outlet shopping at Resorts World, and love the niche shopping in Stratford upon Avon and Royal Leamington Spa. Browsing thru the boutiques of Warwick and individual shops of the towns and villages looking for good buys is also a pleasurable experience. For luxury shopping, visitors can always go to George Pragnell, which carries exclusive and expensive brands of watches, and jewellery.
Where to stay in Warwickshire
Warwickshire is home to a dazzling selection of visitors’ accommodation ranging from boutique hotels, B & Bs, family-owned cottages, to self-catering houses. All these places to stay provide guests with a relaxing atmosphere after a busy day whether it is only for an overnight or an extended stay. There is always a room available to suit every preference and budget at Warwickshire County.
Things to do and places to see in Warwickshire
With a self-drive rental van, visitors will never be at a loss for something to do and place to visit in Warwickshire. A visit to Shakespeare’s County is never complete without a visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace. A must-do is a theatre performance at the Royal Shakespeare Company of one of the famous poet and author’s play. Places to visit include idyllic Elizabethan love nests complete with towers and gatehouses as well as motte-and-bailey castle and forts. In Warwick, visitors will be delighted with market squares and streets lined with timber-framed houses reminiscent of the Middle Ages.
There is a place to go and something to do for visitors of all ages. There are gardens, parklands and expansive green spaces ideal for picnics; historic sites, manor houses, castles and cathedrals to explore; theatres, shopping and sporting venues, bars, cafes and restaurants to experience.