A Grade I listed Robert Adam Mansion set in 120 acres of ´Capability´ Brown landscaped parkland. Six art collections including paintings from the Golden age of Neopolitan art, Germanic paintings and sculpture (1450-1650), British Portraits including Reynolds and Tudor portraits, the most extensive collection of Chinese bronzes outside London, work by and objects that inspired textile designer Enid Marx and the largest collection of British Folk Art in the UK. There is also a world-class programme of changing exhibitions.
Compton Verney CV35 9HZ
The Shakespeare Houses
Five beautiful historic houses and gardens, all associated with William Shakespeare and his family.
Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm
Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world´s most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around you in our tropical butterfly garden. Also see the butterfly´s amazing lifecycle in the Caterpillar Room, observe the fascinating and strange in Insect City, or get close to the deadly and dangerous in perfect safety in Arachnoland. Whatever the weather stroll through the wonderful world of an exotic rainforest: a lush landscape of tropical blossom surrounding splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.
Swans Nest Lane, Tramway Walk, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS
One of the major British zoos, and famous for its collection of primates. Throughout the year the zoo plays host to a wide range of visitors from family groups on a day out to school children studying animals. In 1972 the zoo became a charitable trust concentrating on conservation and education, and now takes part in many captive breeding programmes for endangered animals (about three quarters of the animals housed at Twycross are officially classed as endangered species).
Atherstone, CV9 3PX
Warwick Castle is one of England’s finest examples of a mediaeval Castle. With over a thousand years of history, this castle was first fortified by William the Conqueror in 1068. For centuries the castle was the home of some of the most powerful Earls in England. The Earl of Warwick influenced the battles between the houses of York and Lancaster in the famous Wars of the Roses.The grounds were landscaped by ‘Capability Brown’ and over the years the estate and residence were tranformed into a grand Stately Home. George IV, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Edward VII were very familiar with Warwick Castle and its hospitality. Visit the Kingmaker Exhibition and experience a Victorian ‘Royal Weekend Party’.
Warwick, CV34 4QU
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