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Top Choice Castle in Warwick

Warwick Castle

Founded in 1068 by William the Conqueror, stunningly preserved Warwick Castle is the biggest show in town. The ancestral home of the Earls of Warwick remains impressively intact, and the Tussauds Group has filled th…
Modern British in Warwick

Tailors

Set in a former tailor's shop, this elegant restaurant, owned and run by two young-gun chefs, serves prime ingredients – guinea fowl, pork belly and lamb from named farms – complemented by the likes of beetroot meri…
Church in Warwick

Collegiate Church of St Mary

This magnificent 1123-founded Norman church was badly damaged in the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694 but is packed with 16th- and 17th-century tombs. Highlights include the Norman crypt with a 14th-century extension; …
Historic Building in Warwick

Lord Leycester Hospital

A survivor of the 1694 fire, the wonderfully wonky Lord Leycester Hospital has been used as a retirement home for soldiers (but never as a hospital) since 1571. Visitors can wander around the chapel, guildhall, regi…
Brasserie in Warwick

Merchants

Behind a black-fronted facade, this restaurant and wine bar has stylish leather furniture and chalkboard menus. Steaks and seafood are specialities; meat comes from local farms, fish is from sustainable UK fisheries…
Books in Warwick

Warwick Books

Small but helpful and friendly, this independent bookshop offers great recommendations. There are sofas on the 1st floor and free tea and coffee.
Museum in Warwick

Warwickshire Museum

Housed in Warwick's striking 17th-century market hall, Warwickshire Museum has some entertaining displays on local history and the Warwick sea dragons (Jurassic-era sea creatures).
Castle in Warwick

Warwick Castle Pedestrian Entrance

Pedestrian entrance to Warwick Castle.