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Historic Warwick

Written by: Anna Vandersteen on Monday, July 11th, 2011

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Warwickshire, the county of England’s famous bard, William Shakespeare. Surrounded by shires and doorway to the Cotswolds, with smart towns and acres of rolling countryside.

William Shakespeare of course hails from Stratford upon Avon, a pretty market town with the River Avon running through its centre. Shakespeare himself, so the historians believe, had a shotgun wedding in Stratford in 1582. His bride, Anne Hathaway, was eight years older than the 18 year old Will, and pregnant with his child. Romeo and Juliet anyone?

Warwick is a market town of some medieval provenance, with Warwick Castle hosting great historical events throughout the year, there’s shopping in fashionable nearby Leamington Spa, and the little town of Kenilworth is worth a visit for it’s quaint village feel.

Here are some of Warwickshire’s fine historical venues:

The Ettington Park Hotel in Alderminster near Stratford is a neo-gothic mansion set in forty acres of Warwickshire countryside, with it’s own Norman church. It’s interior are filled with elegant rooms decorated with fine antiques and paintings through the ages, and it’s recently been awarded 4 Red Star status from the AA.

Compton Verney is just outside of Stratford, home to an award winning gallery, and set in 120 acres of Capability Brown landscaped gardens, and Kenilworth Castle, now under the care of English Heritage is listed as one of the finest examples of a surviving palace of the middle ages.

Venues mentioned in this article:


Ettington Chase wedding reception venue, Ettington Chase Old Manor House

Ettington Chase

Ettington, stratford upon avon, Warwickshire
Country house

At Ettington Chase we appreciate you will be expecting fabulous photographic opportunities; a mix of beautiful Victorian Character and modern comforts, excellent service and mouth-…

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Compton Verney wedding reception venue, Our ground

Compton Verney

Nr stratford-upon-avon, Warwickshire
Historic building

Special offer on Saturday 9th August 2014. All inclusive wedding package to include:Drinks reception, canapes, 3 course wedding breakfast, evening food, Disco & dance floor,ful…

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Kenilworth Castle wedding reception venue,

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Castle / fort

Kenilworth Castle is set in acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of Warwickshire, overlooking wonderful English countryside.Built in the 13th century, it has hosted royalty …

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