Warwick, 7 miles from the University, is a medieval market town, home to many cafes, bars, restaurants and specialist shops. You could not write about Warwick without mentioning Warwick Castle, the most famous medieval castle in England, which has a wealth of events happening throughout the year.
The housing is a mix of old and new-build, with two large estates in the area, where reasonably priced properties can be found. At the higher end of the market you will find the medieval and Georgian properties situated in the town centre. Prices are generally on par with Leamington Spa and Kenilworth.
Warwick has a good selection of schools including, three senior (state) schools, and two private schools; Warwick School and Kings High (for girls).
Leisure facilities include Warwick Racecourse, Warwick Boat club, with tennis and squash, situated on the river Avon and given excellent views of the Castle. There is a Theatre situated in the Warwick School which is open to the public. Warwick and Leamington Spa almost merge so use of facilities there are within easy reach.
The tourist information centre can be found at www.warwick-uk.co.uk and Warwick's official website www.shakespeare-country.co.uk .
Lord Leycester's Hospital
(Hospital picture courtesy of www.heart-of-england.net)