Prominently known as Shakespeare’s country, Warwickshire is situated in the heart of England. Its borders are Staffordshire on the north-west, Leicestershire on the north-east, Northamptonshire on the east, Oxfordshire on the south-east and and Gloucestershire on the south-west.
The county of Warwickshire has splendid natural beauty and industrial pits and canals of the northern coalmines. Split into five districts, its town and villages are set in a beautiful countryside. Each panoramic district of Warwickshire depicts its own uniqueness.
As it is ideally located in the central location of England, it has an accessible transportation system stretching in all major towns.
There are various tourist attractions and activities in Warwickshire from sightseeing of the historical century old homes, boating leisurely in the canals and action-packed activities in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
The first stop is in the National Trust where it showcases captivating houses and gardens. Most of these grand stately homes are situation in beautiful lawns. Some of it have a rich account of history and are open to public.
Holding some of the significant paintings and furniture, the Arbury Hall is Queen Elizabeth’s mansion house. There is also a moated manor house and garden which became the hiding place of Catholics during the era when Catholics were persecuted n England. A spectacular deer park named as Charlecote Park is owned since 1927 by Lucy family who migrated in England with William the Conqueror. Built in 1632, there is the Chesterton Windmills constructed for Sir Edward Peyto, the owner of Chesterton Manor.
Another stunning home is the Coughton Court famously part of the history of England because of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. With minimal changes in its landscape for almost 200 years, the Farnborough Hill is an 18th century stone house known for its impressive landscape.
The Giff House in Nuneaton is the place where George Elliot was raised while Hidcote Manor and Gardens are renowned to be the greatest 20th century garden in England.
These are only few scenic and century olds state homes in Warwickshire. There are more houses that also feature rich details of history.
Warwickshire is also an ideal place for leisure activities such as cycling and walking trudging along the peace county lanes while enjoying the picturesque villages and old grand mansions.
Another attraction of Warwickshire is the four canals that were initially constructed for the purpose of transporting coals. Nowadays it is being used for leisurely activities such as boating for holidays, footpaths for walkers and recreational routes.
The first canal is known as the Grand Union Canal with a waterway stretching about 135 miles between the England’s two largest cities, London and Birmingham. The canal was built in 1929.
The long narrow Oxford Canal is linking Conventry and Rugby via Banbury with 78 mile long while the Stratford upon Avon Canal that was built between 1793 to 1812, it stretches to about 25 miles.
The last is Conventry Canal that can be navigated by boats as it stretches to 28 miles between Conventry and Fradley junctions.
Warwickshire is indeed a must to see place in UK. Full with remnants of the past coupled with wide selection of outdoor activities, it is a county worth visiting.