Warwickshire, England

Warwickshire is a landlocked county in West Midlands, in the heart of England. It covers 1,975 sq km and has a population of 530,000 (2011 estimate). Warwickshire measures 96 km (60 mi) from north to south. It is bordered by Straffordshire to the northwest, Leicestershire to the northeast, Northamptonshire to the east, Oxfordshire to the southeast, Gloucestershire to the southwest and Worcestershire to the west. In addition, the northernmost part of Warwickshire is just 5 km away from Derbyshire.

Most of the population of Warwickshire is concentrated in the market towns in the northern and eastern part of the county, where there used to be a number of heavy industries such as coal mining, engineering, cement manufacturing and textile manufacturing. Most of these industries have done into decline. The central part of Warwickshire depends on light to medium industry as well as tourism. The southern part of the country is still rural and sparsely populated.

There are no towns in Warwickshire of city status. The cities of Coventry and Birmingham are incorporated into the West Midlands County as metropolitan authorities. Warwickshire’s most famous towns include Stradford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and Rugby, the birthplace of the namesake sport.

Visiting Warwickshire

You can reach Warwickshire by road. The M40 motorway connects London to Birmingham. From there, you can continue to any of the cities in Warwickshire. If you are coming from northwest England, take the M6 motorway while the M69 motorway passes through Nuneaton between Coventry and Leicester.

There are trains on the Chiltern Main Line from London to Birmingham. It follows about the same route as the M40 motorway. The West Coast Main Line connects London with West Midlands. It has two branches. One going to Coventry and Birmingham while the other branch to Strafford and the north-west of England.

Main Towns in Warwickshire

  1. Warwick – county town
  2. Nuneaton – biggest town
  3. Bedworth
  4. Kenilworth
  5. Henley-in-Arden
  6. Leamington Spa
  7. Rugby
  8. Stratford-upon-Avon

Sights in Warwickshire

  1. Arbury Hall
  2. Battle of Edgehill
  3. The Belfry
  4. Brinklow Castle
  5. Burton Dassett Hills
  6. Charlecote Park
  7. Compton Verney House
  8. Compton Wynyates
  9. Coombe Abbey
  10. Coombe Country Park
  11. Coughton Court
  12. Coventry Canal
  13. Draycote Water
  14. Grand Union Canal
  15. Heritage Motor Centre
  16. James Gilbert Rugby Football Museum
  17. Kenilworth Castle
  18. Kingsbury Water Park
  19. Ladywalk Reserve
  20. Lunt Roman Fort
  21. Lord Leycester Hospital
  22. Lowsonford
  23. Mary Arden’s House
  24. Midland Air Museum
  25. Oxford Canal
  26. Regley Hall
  27. River Avon
  28. Rollright Stones
  29. Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
  30. Rugby School
  31. Ryton Pools Country Park
  32. University of Warwick
  33. Warwick School

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