Warwickshire is home to some beautiful places, perfect if you’re looking to get away for a romantic break. Below are some things to do in Warwickshire and ideas to inspire you:
Explore Shakespeare's Birthplace
The historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, home of Shakespeare, has a number of attractions ideal for a fun and educational day out. Shakespeare’s birthplace, Mary Arden’s Farm, Hall’s Croft, Shakespeare's New Place and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage are all a must.
More information: www.shakespeare.org.uk
Head back in time at Warwick or Kenilworth Castle
Warwickshire is home to two of the best castles in the country. Scale the heights of the tower built to woo Queen Elizabeth I and discover the beautiful Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle, or head to Warwick Castle to watch history come to life, witness spectacular birds of prey shows and walk through grand interiors.
More information: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kenilworth-castle and www.warwick-castle.com
Take a seat at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Watch an incredible performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or Swan Theatre. Why not make the most of it and eat at their rooftop restaurant beforehand? A perfect idea for date night.
More information: www.rsc.org.uk
Visit the UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise
Stratford Butterfly Farm invites you to enjoy hundreds of the world's most spectacular butterflies flying in an exotic environment. There are over 250 different species from 20 different countries to see, along with beautiful flowers, fish pools and waterfalls in the Greenhouse.
More information: www.butterflyfarm.co.uk
Punt along the River Avon
Hire a rowing boat, punt, canoe or self-drive motor boat on one of the finest rivers in the country, the Avon at Stratford-upon-Avon. Explore over 3 miles of peaceful river, enjoy a quiet picnic under the willows or simply laze on the river and have fun.
More information: www.avon-boating.co.uk
Discover the unique delights of Compton Verney
For those seeking an interesting and scenic day out, visit Compton Verney; home to 120 acres of stunning parkland and lake surrounding an award-winning art gallery, cafe and gift shop. There are six permanent art collections, with a lively programme of both historical and contemporary exhibitions throughout the year.
More information: www.comptonverney.org.uk
See the world’s largest collection of historic British cars
The British Motor Museum has over 300 classic cars for you to explore from both the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust, plus there are free tours and interactive activities to keep you entertained.
More information: www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk
Get close to nature at Draycote Water Country Park
Draycote Water offers nature trails, bird hides, wetlands, fishing and water sports. Whether you walk around the reservoir or enjoy the visitor centre and cafe, Draycote Water Country Park will be a great day out.
More information: www.stwater.co.uk