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Warwickshire (pronounced "Worrick-sher" or "Worrick-sheer") is a county in the West Midlands region of England, part of the United Kingdom. The county is noted for being located at the very heart and centre of England, as well as for its many historical and cultural attractions.

Map of Warwickshire

Towns and villages



  • 1 Warwick – the county town and site of Warwick Castle, one of England's finest
  • 2 Atherstone
  • 3 Bedworth
  • 4 Henley-in-Arden
  • 5 Kenilworth – a picturesque town and the site of the magnificently ruined Kenilworth Castle
  • 6 Leamington Spa – elegant spa town. Regency splendour of the Parade
  • 7 Nuneaton
  • 8 Rugby – birthplace of the sport
  • 9 Stratford-upon-Avon – the town of Shakespeare's birth and one of the most visited places in Britain


  • 10 Wellesbourne – large village, known for its airfield and nearby manor house Charlecote Park

Other destinations



The 11th-century St. Giles Church in the now-tiny village of Chesterton, about 7 miles south-east of Warwick

Warwickshire began as a division of the kingdom of Mercia in the early eleventh century, and its name was first referenced in 1001, with "Warwick" meaning "dwellings by the weir". Coventry was particularly important during the Middle Ages due to its role in the textiles trade, and it dominated Warwickshire at the time. The county played a key role in the English Civil War. During the Industrial Revolution it became one of the most important industrial counties in England due to its containing Birmingham and Coventry.

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As with the rest of the UK, in any emergency call 999 or 112 (from a land-line if you can) and ask for Ambulance, Fire or Police when connected.

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