10 Things to Do in Warwick That You Shouldn't Miss

October 30, 2017 Merry Kessler

Warwick (/ˈwɒrɪk/) is the county town of Warwickshire, England. It lies on the River Avon, 11 miles (18 km) south of Coventry and just west of Leamington Spa and Whitnash, with which it is contiguous. At the 2011 Census, the population was 31,345.
Restaurants in Warwick

1. Warwick Castle

Castle Lane, Warwick CV34 4QU, England +44 871 265 2000
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4 based on 12 reviews

Warwick Castle

Imagine a totally electrifying day out at Britain’s ultimate castle. Where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history – come rain or shine.Where ancient myths and spell-binding tales set your imagination alight, and your hair on end. Where princesses are pampered and maidens are wooed, as winners become true heroes and losers are confined to dark, dank dungeons to be forgotten for eternity. It could only be Warwick Castle.

Reviewed By Erika B - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed visiting the castle, we arrived at 10 am and managed to stay all day. I think the car Park should be free though. Friendly staff and entry price was reasonable at £9.50 each because we paid in advance, but I wouldn't pay full price. Because the weather was not brilliant, it wasn't busy. We didn't go to the Dungeons this time . Food at the castle reasonably priced and they have a pizza and pasta all you can eat at I believe £11 a head but we brought a picnic and there was lots of picnic tables around the grounds. Our favourite part was the peacock Gardens and the Time Tower. Stunning views and a really good day out. Would recommend.

2. The Mill Garden

55 Mill Street, Warwick CV34 4HB, England +44 1926 492877
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4.5 based on 332 reviews

The Mill Garden

Reviewed By Greg M - Sydney, Australia

The Mill Garden is in a superb position, at the end of a street of timber framed houses, wedged between the castle walls and the river. It is a small gem, full of flowering plants and shrubs, with beautifully constructed walls and paths that create small garden rooms. It is entirely removed from any passing traffic, and the cost of entry appears to be passed on to various charities. I will definitely return here one day.

3. Lord Leycester Hospital

60 High Street, Warwick CV34 4BH, England +44 1926 491422
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4.5 based on 380 reviews

Lord Leycester Hospital

Reviewed By Annette J

Well worth a visit to learn of this beautiful building - history and purpose. Please do visit if you're in the area - they very much need all the contributions they can raise to maintain this site. Informative staff and prepared information to carry with you. Also visit the tea-shop - had wonderful cream tea served by excellent staff!

4. Collegiate Church of St Mary's

Church St | Old Sq., Warwick, England +44 1926 403940
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4.5 based on 391 reviews

Collegiate Church of St Mary's

Reviewed By shane s - Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

We had already visited this church several years previously when we last visited Warwick and enjoyed it both internally and externally.Today,boxing day,it was a good look around the outside which was most impressive.The church is a short distance form the High Street and very close to Market place where we managed to locate it from.This building seems to be visible from most streets and for me personally is the "must do" whilst in Warwick.Visited Boxing day 2017.

5. Hatton Locks

Grand Union Canal, Hatton, Warwick CV35 7JL, England
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4.5 based on 227 reviews

Hatton Locks

State of the art locks were built at Hatton to flight off stiff competition from the roads and Railways in the 1930's. When the locks were completed bands played and crowds gathered to watch the Duke of Kent arrive by boat and cut the ribbon. Today Hatton Locks is a lovely peaceful location to watch the colourful narrowboats as they move through the flight and if thats too much excitement why not enjoy a picnic or bite to eat in the cafe.

Reviewed By Chrisgale - Sheffield

I just stopped to have a look at the locks. Pay and display car park and plenty of people walking even though it was a dull January day. Would be lovely in summer, nice cafe, I didn't eat but lots of people did and it looked good. Very well kept nice canal path.

6. St Nicholas Park

Warwick, England +44 1926 353365
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4.5 based on 463 reviews

St Nicholas Park

Reviewed By ZoeBailey72 - Worthing, United Kingdom

Baby-sitting my nieces for the half-term they asked to come to go to the playground at St Nicholas Park. What a lovely big open space this is, with a large children's playground, a fairground, mini-golf, a café and a huge area of parkland. Particularly lovely with the autumnal colours.

7. Charlecote Park

B4086, off A429 | Nr Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9ER, England +44 1789 470277
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Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park has been home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. Their stories are told throughout the house by their portraits, the objects they collected from around the world and the design influence they had on the house and parkland. See how Mary Elizabeth Lucy remodeled the house in Victorian times. The Gardens include a formal parterre, woodland walk and the wider parkland (inspired by 'Capability' Brown), which offer walks with picturesque views across the River Avon. A herd of fallow deer has been in the park since Tudor times.

Reviewed By Ian g - Neston, United Kingdom

Being in the area we decided to visit this house.
If using your satnav be aware that the car park is on the other side of the road before you reach the main entrance. There is a visitor centre there where you buy a ticket for the house.
There is a five minute walk down the main drive via a grand gate house to reach the house. There is however a small car park for those with mobility problems available but if you want to use it you need to ask at the visitor centre and they will open the gate remotely when you arrive there once you call them on the speakerphone. We only know this because Mrs G mentioned that her arthritic knee was playing up and was concerned about the walk. Not a problem, as a quick check with the house confirmed there was a parking space. This was a much appreciated gesture.
As to the house itself it’s Tudor in origin but has been remodelled in Victorian times. There is plenty to see and as usual there are guides in many of the rooms to answer any questions you may have. There are also ‘below stairs’ rooms to visit too.
Nearby the orangery has been converted into a tea room and there you will find all the usual NT fare from sandwiches, cottage pie, soups, scones and cake. Torment if on a diet!
Recommended

8. Hill Close Gardens

Hill Close Gardens Visitor Centre Bread and Meat Close, Warwick CV34 6HF, England +44 1926 493339
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4.5 based on 98 reviews

Hill Close Gardens

Hill Close Gardens are a rare example of victorian detached leisure/pleasure Gardens. Once used by townsfolk who lived above their businesses and wanted to escape from the crowded town centre. Owners and tenants came here after work or on Sundays to tend their flowers, fruit and vegetables or to relax. These Gardens have been fully restored to their original charm and boasts a visitor centre that can be hired out and is used as a tearoom on weekends and bank holidays through the summer months. The Gardens are open all year during weekdays. Plant / produce / gift sales. Special events are put on throughout the year.

Reviewed By Roy L - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Reminded me of visiting my grandparents garden all those years ago. Old blue brick edging to the well tended borders, flowers and thriving allotment crops, amazing restored small summerhouses that you just want to sit in forever. It really is a fascinating glimpse on how Gardens used to look... great cafe, plants and crops for sale with excellent parking (free for 2 hours) at the racecourse, and a very short walk through the Gardens takes you right into the centre of Warwick. A real hidden gem, loved it.
Events throughout the year... thoroughly recommended.

9. Adventure Sports (Warwickshire) Ltd.

Wedgnock Rifle Range | Wedgnock Lane, Warwick CV35 7PX, England +44 1926 491948
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5 based on 63 reviews

Adventure Sports (Warwickshire) Ltd.

100 Acre outdoor activity centre on the edge of Warwick (Warwickshire, UK) offering clay pigeon shooting, Quad Bike Trekking, Paintball, 4x4 off-road driving, Rally Karts, archery, team building, climbing wall and many other activities. Open to public and corporate groups.

Reviewed By Aydin G

Couldn't have asked for a better day, great hosting skills, very very safe environment, David was amazing and overall just had a brilliant day. The only down side is that we didn't book enough activities!

10. Guy's Cliffe House

Warwick Nursery School Coventry Road, Warwick CV34 5YD, England +44 1926 530096
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5 based on 85 reviews

Guy's Cliffe House

Warwickshire's Hidden Gem - Guy's Cliffe House for details and bookings for our public tours, please visit the Guy's Cliffe House website

Reviewed By Carl W

We went on a ghost hunt with paranormal eye uk who were a really well organised ,friendly and approachable event team also were passionate about what they do ,the building is fabulous and beautiful and perfect for ghost hunting although they do other events there too , The history tour was fascinating and the custodian was friendly and seemed extremely knowledgeable about the history of the place and also the surrounding area , 5 stars were not enough tbh

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