About Warwickshire

Warwick Castle

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A trip to Warwickshire offers you the chance to experience the quintessential heart of England. We’re well connected by road, rail and even plane; just minutes from Birmingham and around an hour from Oxford and London. The birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to world famous attractions including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Warwick Castle, Compton Verney Art Gallery and several National Trust properties, this is where history and heritage come to life. This idyllic destination encompasses the rolling hills and picturesque views of the Cotswolds in the south and the industrial heritage to the north. The county also includes some of England’s most famous market towns, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa and Rugby. It is a fantastic choice for a family break, as well as the ideal place to relax and unwind on a romantic retreat or country escape. For accommodation and more information about things to do during your visit to Warwickshire Open Studios, see Shakespeare’s England or Visit Northern Warwickshire.