The best places to visit in Warwick

Steeped in history and bursting with culture, Warwick is a bustling hive of activity in the rural heart of England. The picturesque town is packed with independent restaurants, cafes and shops, making it a wonderful place to call home.

If you’re looking to live your best life in a community that offers a combination of cosmopolitan life, history and countryside on your doorstep, then Austin Heath may be the perfect place for you.

To demonstrate why this town is the ideal place to live, we’ve put together a list of some of the best places to visit in Warwick...

For culture

Warwick Castle

With over 1,100 years of history, Warwick Castle is one of the UK’s most loved historic attractions. Visitors can enjoy a scenic stroll through the venue’s 64-acres of stunning gardens and grounds or indulge in an Afternoon Tea in The Conservatory Tea House while taking in the views from the Peacock Gardens. The medieval castle also holds an array of shows, including a Birds of Prey and Bowman performances. Tickets can be purchased here.

Drive time from Austin Heath: 7 minutes (2.6 miles)

The Lord Leycester Hospital

One of the best-preserved examples of medieval courtyard architecture in England, the Lord Leycester Hospital is a historic group of 14th century timber-framed buildings on Warwick High Street. Visitors can take a tour of the complex and the garden, which has a 2,000-year-old stone urn from an Egyptian nilometer.

Drive time from Austin Heath: 7 minutes (2.2 miles)

For socialising

The Old Post Office

The independent family-run pub offers a wide range of real ale and a changing selection of ciders and wines.

Drive time from Austin Heath: 8 minutes (2.4 miles)


This creative British fine-dining restaurant is nestled in the heart of Warwick’s historic Market Place. As well as the A La Carte menu, the restaurant offers a 6 and 3 course taster menu. Bookings can be made here.

Drive time from Austin Heath: 8 minutes (2.4 miles)

For exercise

The Mill Garden

Created over a period of 60 years, the half-acre garden is famed for the quality of its planting in an unbelievable setting. On one side of the gardens is the river and the ruins of the medieval bridge. On the other side is Caesar’s Tower. The gardens can be found at the bottom of Mill Street.

Drive time from Austin Heath: 6 minutes (2 miles)

Hatton Locks

Dating back to 1799, Hatton’s famous ‘stairway to heaven’ is a flight of 21 locks on the Grand Union Canal. Today, the locks are a beautiful excursion in the Warwickshire countryside, just a short walk from the city of Warwick. Visitors can walk, cycle, fish and canoe on the locks whilst taking in the breath-taking views.

Drive time from Austin Heath: 13 minutes (5 miles)

For shopping

Warwick High Street

A wealth of quality independent shops and restaurants are nestled amongst Warwick’s stunning historic buildings. A bustling hive of activity, Swan Street is the town’s main shopping street, while there is a cluster of more familiar high street name on Market Street.

Drive time from Austin Heath: 5 minutes (2.2 miles)

Warwick Market Place

For centuries, this open-air urban space has been the centre of the town, taking on a number of functions including Warwick Retail Market, which takes place every Saturday and showcases around 60 traders.

Drive time from Austin Heath: 8 minutes (2.4 miles)

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