Warwick Heritage Guide
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
However, some superb medieval buildings survived the Great Fire, and these form the most attractive destinations for modern visitors. Among these are Lord Leycester's Hospital, which was not a hospital in the modern sense of a medical establishment, but rather a home for aged soldiers and their families. The Hospital was established by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leycester, in 1571, and today, over four centuries after its foundation, Leycester's Hospital still acts as a home for servicemen, though the building has now been much modernized in its interior.
An attractive group of half timbered houses survive at the base of Castle Street. Chief among these is Oken's House, now a Doll Museum.
Most of the attractions of Warwick lie within the old town walls, which means that it is very easy to walk between them. A visit taking in the castle, and the major attractions can easily be undertaken in a day.
Address: Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Attraction Type: Town
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Warwick Castle - 0 miles (Castle)
Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Lord Leycester's Hospital - 0.2 miles (Historic Building)
Stoneleigh Abbey - 4.6 miles (Historic House)
Kenilworth Castle - 4.6 miles (Castle)
Hampton Lucy, St Peter ad Vincula Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church)
Charlecote Park - 5.5 miles (Historic House)
Stoneleigh, St Mary's Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church)
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