Warwick Attractions

Autumn Days And Warwick Attractions

Summer feels like half a world away. Clocks are turning back and nights are drawing in, which means it’s the perfect time for a break! Whether you’re planning a staycation or looking for a memorable day out. Fill your holiday schedule with Warwick attractions, ranging from seasonal shows to immersive history, brimming with stunning photo opportunities!

Warwick Attractions: Transforming History

Warwick’s a paradise for the architect or the historian! 12th-century churches, 15th-century gates, an eclectic mix of building styles and the jewel in the crown of Warwick attractions, Warwick Castle.

The Castle was built as a fort and developed into a medieval masterpiece and maintained for over a thousand years. Serious history fans can walk in the steps of the great, the good and the wicked on a castle tour, watch the winter falconry displays or give an ordinary weekend some sparkle by attending the Royal Weekend Party, mixing with the elites of Victorian high society. However, these Warwick attractions are tailored to families, not just adult historians, with the Princess Tower and the famous dungeon experience turning dusty old history into a vivid experience!

If that has piqued your interest, you can journey to nearby Stratford-upon-Avon to get to know the Bard, whether that’s through the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust or the Tudor World experience. Atmosphere is a byword at these attractions, from the Tudor World museum to their year-round ghost tours, which offer a fully immersive experience every time. Shakespeare’s Stratford is only half an hour away by bus, making it easily accessible from our cosy hotel in the heart of Warwick.

Keeping It Seasonal

Warwick attractions keep an eye on the seasons, taking off their witches’ hats and dusting off Santa’s sleigh as Halloween passes and we start ramping up to the most wonderful time of the year. Holidays from November through to the end of December can be filled with festive activities, beginning at the Castle, which exchanges their spooky experiences for carols, an ice rink, a light trail and Santa sleepovers.

Meanwhile, the 24th of November gives you a taste of the Warwick community with the annual Victorian Evening, complete with themed rides, a visit from Father Christmas, traction engines, fire spinners and plenty of food and drink. Traders are specially selected for a unique range of superior gifts, emphasising originality, locality and craftsmanship in a glorified Christmas market. Put your finger on the pulse of the town at its favourite time of the year with this Warwick attraction!

The Treasures Of The Town

Sometimes you just need to unwind, taking a trip through the changing colours of St Nicholas Park. One of the best attractions is the town itself, from the cobbled streets to the river beneath Warwick Castle, where you can enjoy an idyllic paddleboat ride. Wander through our diverse architecture, dropping in at the medieval St Mary’s Church or taking snaps of the elegant East and West Gates. Of course, there’s always the chance you’re not a history enthusiast at all and would prefer to spend your break in our numerous tearooms and boutique shops!

Stay With Us

Come to rest after a long day of Warwick attractions in our 17th-century hotel, where you can revel in modern and cosy guest rooms! We’re barely a two-minute walk from the Castle and surrounded by landmarks and activities, so book a room at the Warwick Arms to perfect your Warwick holiday. You can also contact us if you need any further information before you can book your stay.

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Warwick Guest

Our Star-Studded Warwick Guest List

Our town’s been flooded with the rich and famous since the moment it was founded! The town and the castle have brimmed with royalty, with earls, lords, heirs apparent and future royal consorts. Our very own hotel has played a part, welcoming the occasional famous Warwick guest or celebrity visitor, from 1717 through to the present day.

Today we’re taking a stroll through history, catching a glimpse of the famous people who’ve stayed with us over the years.

An Extraordinary Town

Warwick’s so much more than a sleepy little town! The medieval castle has been home to heirs apparent and royal consorts, while poets, actors and footballers have all been born in the town. This includes the intriguing artist and imposter, Olivia Serres, who passed herself off as Princess of Cumberland, even when imprisoned for debt!

A more well-known figure is Robert Dudley, founder of the Lord Leycester Hospital just steps from the Warwick Arms Hotel. Soldier, courtier, strangely close to Queen Elizabeth I and rumoured wife-killer… He would have made a fascinating guest, but we don’t need him to add interest to our historical Warwick guest list!

Heroes And Humourists

Our first famous Warwick guest is none other than Admiral Nelson. You could say he’s a British icon, who somehow managed to be a naval hero at the same time as getting terribly seasick. Now, that’s an encouragement to everyone who feels a little green on a boat, as he went on to fight sea battles against the French, the Danes and the Americans, thwarting Napoleon himself! His service resulted in a statue at Trafalgar Square, but even statues can have a hidden past, with the Warwick Arms playing host to him and his mistress Lady Hamilton, a remarkable performer with a shady past…

Fast forward from an American-fighting admiral to a famed American writer – the white-haired and moustachioed Mark Twain. Not only did the author of Huckleberry Finn stay in our hotel, but The Warwick Arms made an appearance in his time-travel fiction, A Conneticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court! In the story, the American narrator comes across a mysterious stranger while taking a tour through Warwick Castle, who later visits him (in The Warwick Arms Hotel!) with a manuscript detailing his time-travelling adventures in Camelot. Perhaps it was the castle and our traditional old building that inspired this famous Yankee to the reign of King Arthur!

Our Favourite Warwick Guest

We’re saving the best until last, with the Warwick guest you’re most likely to know: Frank Sinatra, the velvet-voiced sensation!

When he visited Warwick in 1953, Sinatra was an acclaimed singer, known across the world as the ‘Sultan of Swoon’ or simply, ‘The Voice’, although he’d begun to make an appearance in 1940s films. In 1953, he really made a name for himself, becoming an Oscar-winning star in From Here To Eternity, but before he became a staple of the silver screen, he played at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Instead of opting for a lavish hotel nearer his venue, Sinatra became a Warwick guest, staying at the Warwick Arms, with its ‘pleasing style of simple elegance.’

Stay With Us

Tread in the footsteps of our famous guests by booking one of our cosy hotel rooms, although they’ve been much modernised since Nelson, Twain and Sinatra! Head to our website to find the ideal room for you, situated in the heart of a truly historic town.

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Christmas Menu

Prosecco, A DJ And A Delectable Christmas Menu

Christmas feels far away, but it’ll be here before you know it! We’re preparing for a brilliant festive season at the Warwick Arms, putting together lovely decorations, stocking up on our favourite drinks and putting together a fabulous Christmas menu for our seasonal bookings!

A Festive Welcome To The Warwick Arms

Warwick’s festive season is filled to the brim, from the traditional Victorian Evening to the endless events at the Castle. Our 17th-century building makes the perfect setting for any Christmas party, whether it’s a family gathering, an office party or an intimate dinner with friends set right in the middle of this bustling town, which will soon be glowing with seasonal decorations.

We can’t wait to join in with the festive season, so we’re preparing a choice of two menus and a special Christmas party package to make your event extra special! The party package features a delicious buffet and a DJ for parties of over 30 guests, for just £25 per person. This includes a wide array of hot, cold and sweet foods, as well as a complimentary glass of prosecco, sparkling elderflower or a bottle of Peroni beer on arrival. Alternatively, you might wish to enjoy the buffet without the dancing for £20 per person for up to 20 guests. Of course, if you’re feeling super fancy you may wish to dig into our three-course sit-down meal for £30 per head, which caters for up to 50 people.

Our meals run from November to December but they get booked up quickly, so scroll down to view our Christmas menu before making your party booking.

Digging Into Our Christmas Menu

We’ve mixed it up at the Warwick Arms, giving you a taste of the traditional and the unconventional through our buffet selection, beginning with a choice of sandwiches. If you want to imagine it’s already afternoon on Boxing Day, you could indulge in our turkey and stuffing filling or go for hearty beef and horseradish or brie and cranberry. We also have a platter with mixed meats and cheeses to supplement your festive meal!

If it’s cold outside, then some piping hot small plates are the way to go. Our selection of hot festive foods begins with beef and Yorkshire puddings, followed by pigs in blankets – the nation’s favourite trimming! These two dishes provide a taste of the conventional, accompanied by some spicier prawns and a chilli dip to tickle your tastebuds, as well as some vegetarian and vegan options. With our mango and brie parcels, hummus and veggie sticks and sweet potato falafel, there’s no reason why you would need to be a meat-eater!

Of course, where would you be without roast potatoes as part of your Christmas party? They’re the real favourite, but with all the sandwiches and hot plates, you may not have enough room, which is why we offer them as part of our sides for £5 per person, which includes turkey crown, seasonal roast vegetables and stuffing and gravy.

Our Christmas menu will satisfy your appetite for sure, but hopefully, you’ve got room for dessert!

Mouthwatering Sweet Treats

Our excellent chefs wouldn’t ever forget dessert, which is one of the best parts of many a Christmas menu! Choose between blackcurrant and prosecco cheesecake, a melt-in-your-mouth yule log or some Christmas cake and mince pies.

Feast On Our Three-Course Meal

We also welcome parties of friends, family and colleagues for a three-course sit-down feast, including mouthwatering starters, a classic main course and indulgent desserts. These meals cater for up to 50 people, although we have smaller rooms available for a more intimate gathering.

As if that wasn’t enough, you can have a DJ provided for free for parties of over 30 people. Whether it’s an office gathering or an evening of family-friendly fun, you can enjoy dancing to some classic Christmas tunes that always put you in the festive spirit!

Get In Touch

Have we piqued your interest in our Christmas menu and festive party opportunities? If so, get in touch with the Warwick Arms Hotel, either by calling 01926 492759 or emailing reception@warwickarmshotel.com.

Don’t forget that we also have a selection of cosy hotel rooms to relax in after a party – head to our website to browse everything we have to offer.

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