Court House Tour in the Sunshine

The guests who came on the Court House Tour on Saturday 27th May, including some on a day trip from London,  said they really enjoyed learning about the Grade-1 listed building constructed after the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694.

In beautiful sunshine, the 45-minute tour started in Pageant Gardens behind the Court House, and finished in the restored Regency ballroom on the first floor. 

They heard about the origins of the town in 914, when Aethelflaed, the ‘Lady of the Mercians’, built a fort by the river to defend the area against marauding Danes, and its development by the Normans and the powerful Earls of Warwick. (Click on the images to see them full size).

The next Court House Tour with Unlocking Warwick will be at 10.30am on Saturday 24th June. It’s free to attend. There’s no need to book. Just turn up at the Visitor Information Centre in Jury Street to hear about the way the county town has been administered for more than 1,100 years.