Warwickshire travel guide

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Visit Warwickshire

The county of Warwickshire is situated in the heart of England, north of the Cotswolds and to the south and east of Birmingham.

There is a great deal of attractive scenery to enjoy in the county, and lots of pretty villages to explore and historic towns to visit, but there is one thing that Warwickshire is best known for - and why it attracts so many visitors: a certain William Shakespeare lived in Stratford-upon-Avon, and both the town itself and neighbouring places that have an association with Shakespeare continue to be great attractions, indeed almost a pilgrimage destination for many visitors. See Stratford-upon-Avon for the most important Shakespeare related monuments.

But even without Shakespeare there is much to enjoy! Lovely half-timbered houses, rolling countryside and the River Avon and canals, and a couple of the most popular castles in England at Warwick and Kenilworth.

Other suggested places to visit, most with the quiet countryside charm typical of Warwickshire, include the village of Tanworth in Arden (notable among other things for being the burial place for influential folk-rock musician Nick Drake; the town of Southam; Shipston on Stour (in the Cotswolds to the south of the county) and the medieval heart of Polesworth (towards the north).

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Map of Warwickshire and places to visit

Warwickshire places to visit