A medieval stronghold which was developed from a wooden fort by William the Conqueror in 1068, the majestic Warwick Castle can be enjoyed on foot or from the comfort of your own boat as the River Avon flows alongside the grounds on its east side. The castle often puts on special events aimed at bringing 1,100 years of history to life.
An Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has a history spanning 900 years. Having been constructed between the Norman and Tudor periods, visitors can marvel at the mighty Norman keep and imagine medieval monarchs entertaining in the Great Hall. If that’s not enough, then you can walk in the footsteps of the great Tudor queen, Elizabeth I and explore the immaculate garden.
Hill Close Gardens
Lovingly restored and nationally recognised are the hidden, hedged Hill Close Gardens of Warwick. The gardens were brought back to life by local volunteers and neighbouring residents and, with a mix of fruits, flowers, grassed areas and vegetables there is lots to learn and discover about all the interesting and rare plants.