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28 Iconic Buildings to explore in Warwickshire


Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon and Victorian novelist George Eliot, at Nuneaton. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Anne Hathaway's CottageCottage Ln, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH, UK

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage was originally a farmhouse. It was built in 1463 of cruck construction, when the building would have comprised of just three rooms. The kitchen and parlour still remain from the original medieval construction. The first Hathaway to live in the cottage was Anne’s grandfather John Hathaway, who was a tenant sheep farmer. Anne, later Shakespeare’s wife, was born in the cottage in 1556.

Arbury Hall
Arbury HallArbury Park, Nuneaton CV10 7NF, UK

Arbury Hall, a country house which was built during the Post Medieval period. It is situated on the site of Arbury Priory, 700m south west of Dennis Farm. The hall is set in 300 acres of parkland. The 19th-century author George Eliot was born on one of the estate farms in 1819, the daughter of the estate's land agent. She immortalised Arbury Hall as "Cheverel Manor" in Scenes of Clerical Life, where it is the setting for "Mr Gilfil's Love Story".

Astley Castle, Landmark Trust
Astley Castle, Landmark Trust1 Church Ln, Astley, Nuneaton CV10 7QN, UK

Astley Castle is a ruinous moated fortified 16th century manor house in North Warwickshire. It has been listed as a Grade II* listed building since 1952 and as a Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1994. The building reopened as a holiday let in 2012 after extensive and novel renovations that combine modern elements within the renaissance remains. In 2013, Astley Castle won the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize for architecture, as an "exceptional example" of the blending of an

Bagots Castle
Bagots CastleChurch Rd, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AR, UK

Bagot's Castle is a 14th century castle in the village of Baginton, and a wonderful day out for all the family. The surviving ruin that can be seen is of a late 14th-century house, but it is not well known because of its location in an area of woodland on private land. No earthworks or ruins survive of the 12th-century motte and bailey.

Farnborough Hall
Farnborough HallFarnborough Hall, Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, UK

A majestic-eighteenth century stone house with a landscape garden designed with the help of Sanderson Miller. The Hall is a lovely Grade I listed late 17th-century country house built by William Holbech in 1684 and extensively remodelled between 1745-1750 by William Holbech the Younger.

Guys Cliffe House
Guys Cliffe HouseGuys Cliffe Centre, Coventry Rd, Warwick CV34 5YD, UK

Guy's Cliffe House in Warwick is a haunted gothic mansion. Used as a Masonic Lodge it has an eerie and uncomfortable feeling about it. The building itself has many areas to investigate with caves, cellars, house ruins and a Masonic Temple which is particularly active. Shapes are often seen wandering around during a vigil in this area. This building can be a terrifying experience and has delivered some phenomenal poltergeist activity on previous ghost hunts.

Hall's Croft
Hall's CroftOld Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG, UK

Hall's Croft is a building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, which was owned by William Shakespeare's daughter, Susanna Hall, and her husband Dr John Hall whom she married in 1607. It is the place in Stratford that gives the best indication of how well William Shakespeare had done for himself just twelve years after leaving Stratford for London. The property includes a dramatic walled garden which contains a variety of plant life that John Hall may have used in his treatments.

Lord Leycester Hospital
Lord Leycester HospitalLord Leycester Hospital, 60 High St, Warwick CV34 4BH, UK

The Lord Leycester Hospital is one of the best preserved examples of medieval courtyard architecture in England and is a charity supporting ex-servicemen. It is located in Warwick, England, next to the West Gate, on High Street. It is a Grade I listed building.

Middleton Hall & Gardens
Middleton Hall & GardensMiddleton, Tamworth B78 2AE, UK

Middleton Hall is set in 42 acres of the peaceful North Warwickshire countryside and run by an independent charitable trust. n the mid-17th century the hall was home to Francis Willughby, the mathematician and naturalist, and his descendants the Middleton barons. The hall was also for a time the home of the parson-naturalist John Ray. The Georgian west wing dates from the late 18th century. In 1812 the estates and the barony passed to Henry Willoughby of the Birdsall, Yorkshire branch of the fam

Nash's House
Nash's HouseNash's House, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, UK

Nash’s House is a Grade I listed building, constructed in the early 16th century. It is the house next door to the ruins and gardens of William Shakespeare's final residence, New Place. It is a grade I listed building. It is now a museum traces the history of Stratford-upon-Avon from the earliest settlers in the Avon Valley to Shakespeare's time.

National Trust - Baddesley Clinton
National Trust - Baddesley ClintonRising Ln, Knowle, Solihull B93 0DQ, UK

National Trust's Baddesley Clinton is a moated manor house, located near the historic town of Warwick, Warwickshire. The house probably originated in the 13th century, when large areas of the Forest of Arden were cleared for farmland. The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the house is a Grade I listed building. The house, park and gardens are owned by the National Trust and open to the public; they lie in a civil parish of the same name.

National Trust - Charlecote Park
National Trust - Charlecote ParkWellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9ER, UK

This was a grand 16th-century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, on the banks of the River Avon in Charlecote near Wellesbourne. It has been the seat of the Lucy family since 1247; the house was built in the 1550s. It was extensively remodelled between 1826-67 for George Hammond Lucy and his wife Mary Elizabeth. You can Stroll through the gardens that Mary Elizabeth loved so dearly, from the formal parterre to the shady woodland garden with rare plants and borders full of colourful

National Trust - Coughton Court
National Trust - Coughton CourtCoughton, Alcester B49 5JA, UK

Coughton Court is a Tudor courtyard house that was altered after being damaged during the Civil War. It was set in 25 acres of landscaped gardens in Alcester, Warwickshire. Through its rich and varied history, the house has witnessed some of the most defining moments in British history – from the court of Henry VIII to the Gunpowder plot of 1605.

National Trust - Packwood House
National Trust - Packwood HousePackwood Ln, Solihull B94 6AT, UK

Packwood House is a timber-framed Tudor manor house in Packwood on the Solihull border near Lapworth, Warwickshire. Owned by the National Trust since 1941, the house is a Grade I listed building. It has a wealth of tapestries and fine furniture, and is known for the garden of yews.

National Trust - Upton House and Gardens
National Trust - Upton House and GardensEdge Hill, Banbury OX15 6HT, UK

Upton House is a country house in the civil parish of Ratley and Upton, in the English county of Warwickshire. It was built in 1695 for Sir Rushout Cullen. There are large lawns, terraced borders, elegant stone staircases, rose garden, orchards, and a rare kitchen display garden as well as National Collections of Aster amellus, Aster cordifolius, and Aster ericoïdes.

Ragley Hall, Park & Gardens
Ragley Hall, Park & GardensRagley Hall, Alcester B49 5NJ, UK

Ragley Hall has been the ancestral home of the Hertford family for over 300 years. The 6,500-acre estate welcomes visitors with its 18th century gatehouse, the winding driveway through the green fields with sheep grazing. On the top of the hill stands the glorious Palladian mansion, which was designed by Robert Hook, with its majestic portico and grand horse-shoe steps. It has lawns, trees, shrubs and views over the park. The cricket pitch dates from 1625.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Royal Shakespeare TheatreWaterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, UK

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is a 1,040+ seat thrust stage theatre owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company dedicated to the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is located in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare's birthplace – in the English Midlands, beside the River Avon. The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres re-opened in November 2010 after undergoing a major renovation known as the Transformation Project.

Royal Spa Centre
Royal Spa CentreNewbold Terrace, Royal Leamington Spa, Leamington Spa CV32 4HN, UK

The Royal Spa Centre On Newbold Terrace, is a purpose built theatre in Leamington Spa, England. As well as hosting productions by local theatre, music and arts groups, the centre also welcomes national and even international acts. Concerts, Dance, wrestling, variety shows, cinema and ballet can all be accommodated.

Shakespeare's New Place
Shakespeare's New Place22 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, UK

Shakespeare’s New Place was his family home from 1597 until he died in the house in 1616. The house was demolished in 1759, and a registered garden has been designed on the site where New Place once stood to commemorate the importance of the site and allow visitors to make their own personal connection with Shakespeare. New Place (grid reference SP201548) was William Shakespeare's final place of residence in Stratford-upon-Avon. He died there in 1616. Though the house no longer exists, the site

Map of Iconic Buildings to explore in Warwickshire