Court House Tours to Return

Unlocking Warwick’s free Court House Tours are set to resume as the lockdown measures are eased and visitors are expected to return to historic Warwick.

The tours will be on selected Saturdays between 11am and 11.45 am. The dates are July 18th, August 1st and 29th, and September 5th. Volunteer guides will tell the story of the Grade-1 listed Court House constructed after the Great Fire of Warwick, and give a brief introduction to the eleven-hundred-year history of the county town. Note that there are no longer any courts in the building; it is the Town Hall – with the Visitor Centre, Council Chamber, a Regency ballroom, and the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum in the basement.Numbers on each tour will be restricted to 10 individuals to allow two metre social distancing to be observed. So it will be essential to book your place with the Visitor Information Centre staff, by popping into the centre in the Jury Street Court House or phoning them on 01926 492212.

Tours will begin in the Pageant Garden behind the Court House – entrance in Castle Street – and weather permitting will remain outside for much of the tour; if there are no private meetings taking place inside, we’ll hope to be able to have a look at the Town Council Chamber and the Ballroom on the first floor.