Warwickshire is known as the birthplace of one of the most revered playwrights of England, William Shakespeare (Oxfordians notwithstanding), and certainly provides a historical feast of activities. Take a trip in a boat along the River Avon, see a live Shakespeare play in Stratford-upon-Avon, travel back to Elizabethan England at Kenilworth Castle or visit the beautiful market towns with their timber-framed houses. There's no cities in Warwickshire, but plenty of things to do.

Places to visit


Shakespeare's Birthplace, Tudor World, Shakespeare's Schoolroom, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford Butterfly Farm, Kenilworth Castle and Gardens, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Warwick Castle.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

William Shakespeare

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

John Wyndham (Day of the Triffids)

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