Unlocking Warwick’s final Court House Tours of the 2018 season will take place in September.
The 45-minute tours inside and outside the Jury Street Court House/Town Hall are free to attend. Guides tell of the construction of the building after the Great Fire of Warwick had destroyed much of the centre of the town, and introduce visitors to Warwick’s rich history – from the Saxon princess who founded the first fort here, to the powerful earls in the Norman Castle and the establishment of a corporation to run the county town’s affairs.
There will be a tour on Saturday September 1st at 11am, and two tours on Saturday September 15th at 11am and 2pm, during the Heritage Open Days weekend when many historic buildings will throw open their doors.
Outside the Court House, you can see the way the town centre was developed in Georgian style after the fire of 1694. Inside the building there should be a chance to look into the Town Council Chamber and the elegant Regency ballroom.
There is no need to book. Just turn up in good time at the Visitor Information Centre. Numbers have to be limited so it is a case of first come, first on the tour.