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Warwick Things to Do

  • Warwick Castle

    Warwick Castle is over a thousand years old with the first fortifications being supposedly erected by Ethelfleda, daughter of king Alfred the Great in the year 914 as part of a network to protect the Kingdom of Mercia, the present castle is a Norman motte-and-bailey type built in the 11th century. The castle is well maintained with magnificent...

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    A fantastic day out , Warwick Castle is celebrating its 1,100th birthday in 2014 and theres lists of special events and shows to see.

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  • St. John’s House Museum

    St John's House Museum is an early Jacobean house and has period reconstructions portraying domestic and school life. The museum is great place for children and houses several Victorian displays, including a schoolroom, parlour and a kitchen where you can hand-pump the water into the sink, open all the draws and take part in many activities. An...

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Warwick Restaurants

  • Rib-Eye at the Riverside

    The outside of the Saxon Mill has great views over the river and Guys Cliffe House, sitting near the working mill during the summer provides a great place to chill and relax, the perfect setting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The traditional stone building has recently been stylishly refurbished and inside there are roaring log...

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  • Amazing Fresh Homemade English Cakes

    THE FRESH CAKES WERE DELICIOUS AND AMAZING. the service was lovely and the view of the park from the thatched tearooms, whilst i sat there eating my cream tea with fresh scones and clotted cream was breath taking. We sat outside on a beautiful sunny day in early autumn, the river avon in the distance on one side, and Warwick castle in clear plain...

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  • The best cream teas around!

    Great little historic tea room that does a good selection of cakes and has a fantastic choice of around 19 teas (from the usual Ceylon and Dargeeling through to the more "exotic" such as lapsang souchong!) Also, I highly recommend the cream teas, they are one of the best I've tried (and I've tired a lot!) Located in the heart of the town it's my...

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Warwick Nightlife

  • Warwick's Nightlife

    Warwick isn't a big city and its nightlife reflects this.If you need loud music, bright lights and late nights then get a taxi into Leamington for about four pounds.Warwick has plenty of good pubs though, try:The Tilted Wig in Market Place (good food) The big arches at the front, now windows, were all open many years ago when the building was a...

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  • Mixing it at Merchants

    Merchants is fast gaining a cult status as a stylish venue. The bar derives its name from the history of Warwick, and this theme runs through the classy venue with some stunning murals of the local castle. For those who their wine, Merchants boasts one of the largest selections in the area. It is as wide ranging as it is extensive with something...

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  • Warwick's only pub?

    While Warwick was not lacking historical sights, pubs and restaurants were in short supply. This pub seemed to be the only nightlife-spot in the town.

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Warwick Transportation

  • Airport

    In December 2003, Coventry Airport was given a passenger license. It is only about eight miles from Warwick.Thompson will start flying a low cost airline based there from April 2004.The flights will be to and from:Jersey Rome MarseillePisaNiceVenice PalmaNaplesValencia Ibiza andMalagaSome of the prices are crazy!PS It was good whilst it lasted but...

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  • Let the train take the strain.

    My preferred method of transport round the United Kingdom is the train. Due to the out of town locations of London airports, time-consuming security checks etc. I find it about as quick to get on the train in a central London station. Unfortunately, this convenience does not come cheap and I was once told that the train fares here are the most...

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  • Daytrip from London by train

    Visiting Warwick on a day trip from London is easy, head to the Marylebone train station (from the Marylebone tube, follow the BritRail signs) and ask for a cheap day return, only for journeys after 9:30am on weekdays, all day on Saturday and Sunday. In July 2004 we got a combined train and castle admission but I don't see that option listed...

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Warwick Shopping

  • Plenty of choice.

    I realise that it is unusual for me to be writing tipsabout shopping but here is one of that unusual breed. On a recent trip to Warwick, I was lured into the Warwick Antiques Centre, initially attracted by a display of medals in one of the windows. I have an interest in military history so I thought I would have a look round. there was indeed a...

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  • Choo, choo-sing a train

    A truly inspirational toy and model shop that is unrivalled in Coventry and Warwickshire. This independent shop creates a feeling and atmosphere that cannot be replicated in high street chains. The comprehensive range of stock is selected from leading, quality brands to suit all age ranges from 1 to 100. Castle Trains opened in 2005 and now...

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  • Sewing supplies in unexpected places

    I had just purchased a sewing machine via mail order and was looking for a place to buy machine thread. There was none to be found in my town but surprisingly I came across this shop when I was least expecting it!(Do you like this tip? Please rate it, thanks!)

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Warwick Local Customs

  • HMS Warwick

    (D 25) – “W” class Destroyer HMS Warwick was an Admiralty 'W' class destroyer built in 1917. The ship saw service in both the First and Second World Wars, before being torpedoed and sunk in February 1944. The W class was a class of destroyer built for the Royal Navy under the War Emergency Programme of the First World War. For their time they were...

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  • July - Thai Festival

    This has now become an annual event (2013 was the Ninth) usually staged around the second or third Sunday in July, the Market Square becomes filled with the spiced aromas of eastern cooking and music of the orient. The day itself normally starts with a Buddhist thanksgiving ceremony at 10:15 am with gifts by local Thai people to Buddhist monks at a...

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  • Warwick Castle Locomotive

    GWR 4073 Castle Class The GWR 4073 Class or Castle class locomotives are a group of 4-6-0 steam locomotives built by the Great Western Railway. When introduced the Castle Class were heralded as Britain’s most powerful express passenger locomotive, Warwick Castle (Batch 1: 4081) was built at the Swindon Works and made its debut in March 1924, the...

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Warwick Warnings and Dangers

  • Lord Leycester Hospital

    The Lord Leycester Hospital has been a retirement home for old soldiers since 1571.Today, the old soldiers who live there give their services towards the running of the Hospital as a tourist attraction in return for their accommodation.Now, they may be a group of dear old gentlemen with distinguished pasts, but, grumpy old men always behave badly,...

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  • Don't Get Left Behind!

    Take a trip down into the dungeons and torture chamber at Warwick Castle - but a word of warning...all day long they count each member of the small groups of visitors who descend into the cramped, dark, damp underground chamber, and then count them out again......but surely by the end of the day they must get tired of doing this and lose...

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  • Store closing times

    There were a couple of shops that we thought might be interesting that we thought we would hit on the way out but by the time we finished they were already closed. I thought in the height of tourist season they would be open until at least 5 pm.

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Warwick Tourist Traps

  • The Castle

    I know it is Warwick's best sight and is worth seeing but the castle is quite expensive. There's no real way around this if you want to see it!

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  • Warwick Castle-dungeon

    There was a line outside this part of the castle the entire time we were there so we finally decided to go wait in it and were rather disappointed. There really isn't much down there, the queue forms because there is only one staircase going both up and down.It's really just a dark room with not much to see, there was a few torture implements on...

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  • Slow Down - You Might See Something

    I live in Warwick and we have a lot of tourists visitingIt's very common to hear from people that they are on coach trips and they "Did" Buckingham Palace this morning, Blenhiem Palace at lunchtime and were quite tired by the time they got to Warwick Castle in the afternoon!They must be mad, all that they have done is take a photograph of all...

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Warwick What to Pack

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    by Jenniflower Written Jun 10, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Whether snowy/wet/sunny/warm or cold weather, layer your clothing.
    Wear thermal underwear (these are easily bought at the local clothing shops), with warm leggings and a top under a toasty jacket for the cold. I have my trusty grey duffle coat, plus a white snow jacket for this type of weather, and they are a godsend!
    Wear flat shoes that have a good grip, as when it is snowing, and afterwards, when it is sludge, it's really difficult to walk and keep your balance!
    Always remember to bring a cap/hat that covers your head and neck for when it gets hot, as well as sunglasses.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen (Factor 35 is the minimum factor I use, no matter what the weather is), headache tablets and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, cotton wool, germolene etc.

    Photo Equipment: Your camera, with charger, and a EUROPEAN plug extension.

    Miscellaneous: Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars

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    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

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Warwick Off The Beaten Path

  • I've never seen one like this.

    This is a tip about a thing that is not actually off the beaten path, it is on a very well-trodden path in the centre of Warwick but it is a thing that most people probably don't even look at. A second thing to mention is that I do not have any sort of odd fixation with post boxes, despite having written a tip about another one in Broadstairs. I...

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  • Hidden gardens

    There are a number of hidden gardens in the town which are open to the public. The one in the photo is tucked away behind the Tourist information Office on Jury Street. They will tell you where the others are .......ideal places for a picnic lunch on a warm day.

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  • Mill Street & Mill Street Gardens

    Leave the castle from its main driveway and turn immediately right, down Mill Street. This street was completely untouched by the great fire of Warwick in 1694 and after the new bridge was built in 1751 and the bridge at the bottom of Mill Street pulled down, the place has been left as a quiet backwater cul de sac.The only thing missing from this...

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Warwick Sports & Outdoors

  • horse racing

    Interesting sport, was my first time to watch a horse racing and i really love it.Lying just a few hundred yards from Warwick Castle, Warwick Racecourse retains its historic charm and character. The racecourse is one of the oldest in the country, with racing having taken place here since the 1740's, this is a course rich in tradition and...

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  • Warwick Racecourse

    Warwick Racecourse hosts both Flat and Jump racing meetings throughout the year, the first race meeting was run in 1728 making Warwick one of the most historic courses in the country. The central grandstand incorporates the first stand built in 1808. In 2000 it underwent a £3 million refurbishment, and now includes a new restaurant, a betting shop,...

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  • Warwick Races

    Go and watch a National Hunt horse racing meeting at Warwick Racecourse, it is great fun. It is a nice course but some of the stands are a bit old but interesting. One of the bars is called the Spartan Missile Bar, named after a Grand National runner, I made a point of going into this bar as I had backed Spartan Missile in that race. Binoculars...

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Warwick Favorites

  • Warwick Castle

    You can watch my 1 min 45 sec Video Warwick out of my Youtube channel or here on VT. We came to Warwick early in the morning in May of 2004 when we made a trip along the United Kingdom on the way from Stradford-upon-Avon to Oxford. We thought that the castle would be still closed and hoped that the park would be already open. But we were...

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  • Torture

    What would a trip to a medieval castle be without putting my husband in some instrument of torture? He really is a good sport about these things, especially since he knows I'll post the photos.In August 2008 I had a couple of new torturees, my nephew Tommy and niece Rachel who gladly pose for silly photos, David is off the hook when I travel with...

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  • Discount tickets/booking in advance

    I booked four of the tickets on Last Minute which had 2 for 1 offers for both kids and adults, actually it turned out to be even cheaper than 2 for 1 if we had waited to buy at the castle. The downside was that we had to select a specific day. I booked the 5th ticket from the Warwick Castle website for a slight discount. Instead of getting a 10%...

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