Warwickshire has many historic and cultural attractions and is popular with visitors to England. With the honey colour cottages of the Cotswolds and quaint villages Warwickshire presents England at its most picturesque. The town of Stratford Upon Avon is best known for its Shakespeare connections with the birthplace of Shakespeare and the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre.
Nearby Warwick has its famous castle, and the ruined Kenilworth Castle in South Warwickshire was once visited by Elizabeth I. For rugby fans the game originated in Rugby School in the town of Rugby itself and there is a museum dedicated to the sport. For shopping the town of Royal Leamington Spa with its regency facades is an excellent place for some retail therapy with interesting individual local businesses and good malls.
The main city of Coventry has a bizarre ring road system but is best known for its ruined Cathedral, .a reminder of the effects of World War Two on the city and a centre for world peace today. In North Warwickshire the rural villages are stunning and largely unvisited by tourists compared to the south of the county, and Nuneaton is the birthplace of George Eliot. A number of stately homes are open to the public in Warwickshire and include Charlecote Park and Baddesley Clinton.
For some fun driving experience visit the Land Rover Heritage Centre at Gaydon where the Land Rover off road experience is located. At Draycote Water near Rugby, a major water sports centre for sailing is a popular sporting venue. With many walking trails and cycling routes there is a lot of choice for interesting trails. The Stratford and Avon Canal goes through the county and can be traveled by narrow boat as part of a holiday with a difference. Warwickshire holds on to a lot of English tradition and is a pleasant place to spend time in Britain.