Unlocking Warwick’s Court House Tours resumed on Saturday 18th July with social distancing in place, and the visitors who came from as far afield as Scotland declared it to be ‘very successful’ and ‘fascinating’.
Tricia Scott was the volunteer guide, explaining about the way the town’s guildsmen were obliged to move to the present site from their old Guildhall after it was taken over by Robert Dudley, and the construction of the Grade-1 listed Court House after the Great Fire of Warwick.
Numbers on the tour were restricted to make sure that family groups and individuals could stand two meters apart, and still be able to hear Tricia’s account of Warwick’s history. They were able to see inside the Council Chamber and the beautiful Regency ballroom on the first floor – the centre of Warwick social events for nearly 300 years.
The next Court House Tour will be on Saturday August 1st from 11am to 11.45am. These tours are free to attend but it will be essential to book a place by dropping into the Visitor Information Centre on the corner of Jury Street and Castle Street, or by calling the staff on 01926 492212.