New homes in Warwick
Whether you’re exploring castles, shopping in the town market or taking the kids to the zoo, you’ll find lots to see and do close to your new home in Warwick. Located in the West Midlands just a short drive from Coventry, if you’re looking for great amenities, good transport links and a vibrant local community, Warwick could be the right place for you.
A quick history
Warwick dates back to Saxon times, and by the 10th century was a fortified town with regular markets and its own mint. A castle was built after the Norman invasion, and the town continued to grow despite a big fire which destroyed many buildings at the end of the 17th century.
By 1800 Warwick had two canals, and in the decades that followed many of the town’s streets were paved, and a hospital and library were built. In the 1850s the town was linked to the railway network, and today Warwick is still a market town, known for its university and good commuter routes.
Business and industry
Warwick is home to a number of major employers including the National Grid headquarters and Rolls Royce at Warwick Technology Park. Other big businesses within commuting distance of the town include; Coventry Building Society and Severn Trent Water in Coventry, Alstom in Rugby, Aston Martin Lagonda in Gaydon, Triton in Nuneaton and The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Things to do in the area
Warwick town centre is home to both independent and high street shops, along with a regular market and farmers’ market where you can buy fresh produce from local sellers. There are lots of historic sites to explore, including Warwick Castle, St Johns House Museum, Market Hall Museum and Warwickshire Museum.
If you want to get out and about in the fresh air, you can go for a walk through St Nicholas Park or Compton Verney, while the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is within driving distance of the town, ideal for days out in the picturesque countryside.
Other places of interest near to Warwick include; Stratford Butterfly Farm, Twycross Zoo, The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club, and Shakespeare’s Birthplace. The town also hosts Warwick Folk Festival and Warwick Food Festival each year.
Travel and commuting
Warwick is close to the M40 and M42 motorways, while the A46 provides a direct route to Coventry. The town’s train stations have direct rail services to Birmingham and London, convenient if you’re commuting for work.
If you’re travelling by car, the journey to Coventry from Warwick takes just 15-minutes, while Birmingham can be reached in 30-minutes by train or 40-minutes by car, depending on traffic. London Marylebone is only one hour 30-minutes away from Warwick by direct train.
When you want to jet off on holiday, Birmingham Airport is conveniently close, only 25-minutes away by car or 30-minutes by train to Birmingham International.