Above photo - Warwick Castle
is a beautifully proportioned conservatory,
which acts as a focal point in the landscape,
was built in 1786 by a local mason, William
Garden are a large number of peacocks. If you
are lucky, you will be rewarded with a view
of a male peacock with fully opened feathers.
Photo above: St mary's church
It's set in the centre of the ancient town of
Warwick. People have worshipped on this site
for over 1,000 years, and have left evidence
of their faith in the architecture and decoration
of the building - one of the largest and most
interesting Churches in England.
Its famous for its Beauchamp Chapel, Medieval/
Tudor tombs and tower.
The Guildhall, now the Lord Leycester Hospital,
is a set of timber-framed buildings dating from
the 14th century. The unique chantry chapel, galleried
courtyard, superb Great Hall and Guildhall form
what Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, established
as an old soldier's home in 1571. The location
of the building, built into the ancient walls
and West Gate of the town, is unique. Today, ex-servicemen
and their wives live in modernised flats and in
return give their services towards the running
of the Hospital.
Photo above: Lord Leycester Warwick
per the county's website, Warwick offers to visitors
today the opportunity of exploring not only the architectural
gems of our medieval history but also those of our more
recent past and the modern vibrant life of the county
town of Warwickshire. Warwick is located in the rural
Heart of England. It is close to Stratford-upon-Avon,
Royal Leamington Spa and Kenilworth. The closest cities
are Coventry and Birmingham.
Car: M40 Motorway, junction 15 then
A429 to Warwick.
Coach: Regular services of National
Express. Tel: 08705 808080.
By Bus Midland Red.: Tel: 01788 535555
Train: Warwick train station is 10
minutes walk to the town centre and Castle.
Trains are available to Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon,
London (Paddington and Marylebone) and intermediate
stations. Use Leamington Spa for connections
to Banbury, Coventry, Oxford and intermediate
stations. Tel 08457 484950.
Warwick castle exterior
is walking distance from the train station.
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