Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. You can visit Hall’s Croft the home of William Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna Hall, and her husband, physician John Hall.
Warwickshire captured in beautiful watercolour
Around 20 minutes from Stratford is the picture postcard town of Warwick. The streets are lined with medieval timber-framed buildings dating mainly from the late 14th Century.
Hall’s Croft was the home of William Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna Hall, and her husband, physician John Hall, from 1613-1616. The building now contains a collection of 16th-17th-century paintings and furniture, an exhibition about Doctor John Hall and the obscure medical practices of the period. Plus the walled garden contains a variety of plant life that John Hall may have used in his treatments.
Is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. It has survived the ever-changing fortunes of history and today behind its mighty walls, lies the real heart of the Castle with the beautiful grand interiors. Today you can walk-through attractions and exhibits that bring the castle’s history to life.
Is located in the town of Kenilworth in Warwickshire, England. Constructed from Norman through to Tudor times, the castle has been described by the architectural historian Anthony Emery as "the finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle ages, significant for its scale, form and quality of workmanship".
Baddesley Clinton is a remarkable survivor of a medieval moated manor house and was home to the Ferrers family for 500 years. At one time an artists' retreat, at another a haven for the persecuted, the house nevertheless passed from father to son for 12 generations before finally being sold in 1940.
Forest of Arden
The English Forest of Arden stretched from Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire to Tamworth in Staffordshire, covering vast swathes of land including the present cities of Coventry and Birmingham. Much of the Forest of Arden was cleared during the Middle Ages, despite this the entire area today still retains a wooded character.
The ancient market town of Alcester, is set amidst the gently rolling hills of Shakespeare’s England, just eight miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon. It was originally built and is still where the River Alne meets the River Arrow, and at the cross roads of two important Roman routes.
It is most famous for its Roman Heritage, and is a town with buildings dating back to early Tudor times with the oldest inhabited house in Warwickshire.