Warwick

Despite a devastating fire in 1694, Warwick sits proudly on the banks of the River Avon, and is home to a selection of fine historical buildings. Even today it remains a treasure-house of medieval architecture with rich veins of history and charming streets, dominated by the imposing turrets of Warwick Castle.

 

THINGS TO DO & SEE

Warwick Castle

The Mill Garden

Collegiate Church of St Mary

 

Rail Travel Time:

Birmingham > Warwick 45mins

Stratford-upon-Avon

A picturesque market town full of independent shops, characterful cafés and rowing boats drifting down the River Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon is famously the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Visit The Royal Shakespeare Company and five beautifully preserved Tudor homes and gardens, all directly linked with The Bard, for a feeling of days gone by.

 

THINGS TO DO & SEE

The Royal Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens

Rail Travel Time:

Birmingham > Stratford 1hr

Ludlow

Nicknamed the gastronomic capital of the Midlands, Ludlow is a medieval market town with a lively community feel, thanks largely to its numerous festivals and quirky independent shops. Home to Ludlow Castle, the historic town centre is perched on a cliff above the River Teme and surrounded by fertile countryside.

 THINGS TO DO & SEE

Ludlow Castle

Rail Travel Time:

Birmingham > Ludlow 1hr 50mins