Attractions

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…
Top Choice Museum in Coventry

Coventry Transport Museum

This stupendous museum has hundreds of 'cars' through the ages, from horseless carriages to jet-powered, land-speed record breakers. There's a brushed-stainless-steel DeLorean DMC-12 (of Back to the Future fame) wit…
Top Choice Historic Building in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Start your Shakespeare quest at the house where the world's most popular playwright supposedly spent his childhood days. In fact, the jury is still out on whether this really was Shakespeare's birthplace, but devote…
Top Choice Historic Site in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's New Place

When Shakespeare retired, he swapped the bright lights of London for a comfortable town house at New Place, where he died of unknown causes in April 1616. The house was demolished in 1759, but an attractive Elizabet…
Cathedral in Coventry

Coventry Cathedral

The evocative ruins of St Michael's Cathedral, built around 1300 but destroyed by Nazi incendiary bombs in the Blitz, stand as a permanent memorial to Coventry's darkest hour and as a symbol of peace and reconciliat…
Castle in Kenilworth

Kenilworth Castle

This spine-tingling ruin sprawls among fields and hedges on Kenilworth's outskirts. Built in the 1120s, the castle survived the longest siege in English history in 1266, when the forces of Lord Edward (later Edward …
Church in Stratford-upon-Avon

Holy Trinity Church

The final resting place of the Bard is said to be the most visited parish church in all of England. Inside are handsome 16th- and 17th-century tombs (particularly in the Clopton Chapel), some fabulous carvings on th…
Historic Building in Kenilworth

Stoneleigh Abbey

The kind of stately home that makes movie directors go weak at the knees, this 850-year-old country house 2 miles east of Kenilworth, off the B4115 by the River Avon, name-drops Charles I and Jane Austen among its r…
Monument in Stratford-upon-Avon

Gower Memorial

Aristocratic sculptor Lord Ronald Gower is the master behind this multisculpture homage to Shakespeare, which features the characters of Hamlet (representing philosophy), Prince Hal (history), Lady Macbeth (tragedy)…
Monument in Stratford-upon-Avon

American Fountain

Created by George W Childs in 1887 to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, this ornate Victorian Gothic clock tower was unveiled by the great Shakespearean actor Henry Irving (his tribute to the Bard is inscribed i…