Your Property Finder in Warwickshire
As a property finder in Warwickshire, in the Heart of England, we can help you with our personal property search services. The county includes the medieval market town of Warwick, the grand Regency town of Leamington Spa and historic Stratford Upon Avon.
Warwickshire, with a population of 545,000, is famous for being the birthplace of the playwright William Shakespeare. Steeped in culture and history today Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK and home to the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company.
The county town of Warwick is well known for its impressive medieval castle. In the north and east the principal towns are Nuneaton and Rugby. Other prosperous towns of central and western Warwickshire include Leamington Spa, known for its fine Regency architecture and public parks, Kenilworth, which reputedly has the “finest ruined castle in England” and the Roman town of Alcester. In the south of the county it is largely rural and includes a small area of the North Cotswolds. Henley-in-Arden, in the north west of Warwickshire, is in an area once covered by the ancient Forest of Arden. Its charming High Street is officially a conservation area.
Warwickshire is home to a number of automotive companies, including the historic and prestigious Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin brands.
Warwickshire has excellent state schools and some of the best independent schools in the country, including Warwick School and Rugby School. Warwickshire is one of the few local authorities in England to still maintain the Grammar school system in two districts-Stratford-upon-Avon and Rugby.
Warwickshire has excellent transport links. The M40 which connects London to Birmingham runs through the centre of the county. The M6 connects the NW of England and the Midlands to the M1 motorway. Other major routes through the county are via the M45, the M6 toll and the M42. There are excellent train services too – Birmingham is only approximately 40 minutes away and London only 50 minutes from Rugby.
Interesting Warwickshire Facts
- Warwick Castle was built by a Frenchman, William the Conqueror, in 1068. He was the first Norman King of England.
- In 1823 in Rugby, William Webb Ellis “with a fine disregard for the rules of football… first took the ball in his hands and ran with it”. Rugby football was born. Countries as diverse as Argentina, France, Western Samoa and South Africa today compete every four years for the William Webb Ellis Trophy at the Rugby World Cup.
- Leamington Spa and the surrounding area is known as ‘Silicon Spa’ and is home to a number of games and digital media companies.
For further information visit: www.visitcoventryandwarwickshire.co.uk