Warwickshire is right in the heart of England. Its beautiful castles and churches, historical villages and towns, and rolling green countryside, as well as the fact it's bordered by, and easily accessible from Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire make it a popular tourist destination.
It is probably best known for being the birthplace and childhood home of William Shakespeare. The Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he was laid to rest, receives hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and there are also many attractions nearby dedicated to the 'Bard of Avon' including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and many cottages and crofts which, undoubtedly, provided inspiration for some of his works.
There are festivals all over Warwickshire all year round, which means there is something for everyone to enjoy. Rugby is home to an increasingly popular music festival and there are folk festivals all over the county, the most unique of which is the travelling Folk on the Water event – a must-see. Guy Fawkes events are popular (Dunchurch is where the plotters famously waited for news of the attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament) and don't miss Victorian Christmas in Warwick in December.
There is so much to do in Warwickshire, whether you prefer a quiet day out looking around Warwick Castle or Jephson Gardens in Leamington Spa or something a bit more adventurous, such as sailing or canoeing at Draycote Water Country Park near Rugby.