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Historical interest: Warwick
The town of Warwick was founded on the banks of the River Avon in 914 AD by
Ethelfleda, sister of Edward the Elder, as a defence against the Danish invaders.
It is built on a small hill, which controlled not only the river valley but
also the river crossing on the road to London and the roads to Stratford, Coventry
and the salt way to Droitwich. The Anglo-Saxon town was surrounded partly by
a wall and partly by a ditch.
The medieval core of the town was prevented from expansion by the open spaces
that surround it: the Common and Racecourse, the grounds of the Priory, St Nicholas
Meadow, the River Avon, and later, Warwick Castle. Within a relatively small
area there are many buildings of historic interest, of which the Castle is the
most important. Warwick Castle has been inhabited continuously since the Middle
Ages, and was the home of the Earls of Warwick until recently.
Many of the central streets of the town were destroyed by the Great Fire of
1694. The buildings which were burnt, and many which were not, were re-built
in the handsome style of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. St Mary's Church,
which dominates the surrounding countryside, received a new nave and tower at
the same time.
Several important medieval buildings survived the fire and can be seen to this
day, notably the town's medieval Guildhall, now the Lord Leycester Hospital,
as well as a group of timber-framed buildings around Oken's House.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Honiley Court Hotel
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club Golf Package
Chesford Grange Hotel
Days Inn Warwick North
Welcome Lodge Warwick South
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