Warwickshire Walking Tours

Warwickshire Walking Tours

Discover Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon in a new way with these 2 self-guided audio walking tours around Warwickshire. We’ve teamed up with local historians, artists, writers and residents to craft 2 unique tours that uncover the true essence of the area.

You’ll join Katie, a historian and her friend Colm, as you wander through the dynamic streets of Warwick. From William Shakespeare’s Birthplace and the RSC & Swan Theatre in Stratford to Warwick Castle and the River Avon in Warwick. Perfect for anyone interested in Celtic Settlements, Saxon Invasion, Medieval Warfare, Shakespeare’s plays and the legacy of traditional towns in modern Britain. The tours are flexible and independent, which allows you to discover Warwickshire at your own pace.
* Duration: 45 to 100 minutes
* Starts: Warwickshire, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Discover Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon in a new way with these 2 self-guided audio walking tours around Warwickshire. We’ve teamed up with local historians, artists, writers and residents to craft 2 unique tours that uncover the true essence of the area.

You’ll join Katie, a historian and her friend Colm, as you wander through the dynamic streets of Warwick. From William Shakespeare’s Birthplace and the RSC & Swan Theatre in Stratford to Warwick Castle and the River Avon in Warwick. Perfect for anyone interested in Celtic Settlements, Saxon Invasion, Medieval Warfare, Shakespeare’s plays and the legacy of traditional towns in modern Britain. The tours are flexible and independent, which allows you to discover Warwickshire at your own pace.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England

This tour starts at Shakespeare’s Birthplace Museum – we’ll start by giving an overview of Shakespeare’s childhood, his father, what the town was like and the structure of the building.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

We continue on to Judith’s House where we stop briefly to hear about Judith and Hamnet, Shakespeare’s twins, death of Hamnet and subsequent writing of Hamlet.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Harvard House 26 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AU England

Our next stop is the Garrick Pub and Harvard House – Katie and Colm will talk us through its links to Harvard University in the States and we’ll also learn about David Garrick and his role in bringing Shakespeare back to mass popularity.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Nash’s House, 22 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP, UK

We will then amble across to the View of New Place, Thomas Nash’s House and the Guild Chapel. This is a great opportunity to learn about Shakespeare’s later life in Stratford as a wealthy and successful man.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB England

We then reach Shakespeare’s Schoolroom/Edward VI Grammar School where we pause to discuss the big questions about Shakespeare and the conspiracy theories about who wrote his works.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hall’s Croft, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG England

Hall’s Croft is our next point of interest and we will learn about Susannah (Shakespeare’s other daughter) and her husband ,Dr Hall, the medical profession at the time and Hall’s role in it.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Shakespeare’s Grave, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG England

As we approach Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare’s Grave, we delve deep into Shakespeare’s connection to this church; as well as the epitaph he wrote himself and the legends and mysteries surrounding the supposed removal of his head…

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Dirty Duck, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA England

After beautiful walk along the river where lampposts donated by countries all over the globe can be seen, stop at ‘Dirty Duck’ or the ‘Black Swan’ where the actors in Stratford drink.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Tower @ RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB England

Finally, we end the tour at the Swan and RSC Theatres – We end this tour with an insight into Shakespeare’s legacy and the impact he has had on the English language and our popular consciousness

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Castle Bridge, Bridge Field Banbury Road, Warwick CV34 6PL England

Our second tour starts off at Castle Bridge, where we will Explore how the town started from a small settlement next to the River Avon as well as take in a fantastic view of the castle.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Nicholas Park, Warwick England

Hear about the long history of this part of England as you stroll up Warwick’s peaceful St Nicholas’ Park. We then continue on to Castle Gate/St Nicholas Church, where we discover just how big an imprint the castle has on the town by checking out this Castle Gate, in this quintessential corner of Warwick.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. John’s House Museum, St. Johns House St. John’s, Warwick CV34 4NF England

As we reach St John’s House, we explore the grounds of this sprawling historic home, hosting a beautiful Victorian kitchen, classroom and toy displays, as well as a fascinating museum and gardens you want to get lost in.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Warwick, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Next up is The Roebuck Inn – Poke your head into Warwick’s oldest Public House before heading up Smith Street and into Warwick’s Old Town. We continue onto Eastgate – One of three gateways into the town of Warwick.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, Jury Street The Court House, Warwick CV34 4EW England

Wander past the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, a building aimed to protect the heritage and memory of those who served with the Warwickshire Yeomanry – situated inside the Court House

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Warwick, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

We then reach St. Mary’s Church (almost 900 years old) and discover St Mary’s long history and fascinating architecture.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Warwickshire Museum (Market Hall Museum), Market Hall Museum Market Place, Warwick CV34 4SA England

Head to the market hall, a 17th-century landmark in the heart of Warwick, before exploring the surrounding market area until we reach West Gate – Famous for its fantastic tea room, this medieval structure is where the Guildsmen of Warwick met around this very same table that sits today, 600 years later.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Warwick Castle, Castle Lane, Warwick CV34 4QU England

Finally, we reach Warwick Castle where you are free to venture inside and discover this iconic landmark.

Duration: 5 minutes