Saxons, Normans and Tudors

On August 3rd, visitors to Warwick from Bristol, Surrey, and Switzerland joined others on Unlocking Warwick’s Court House Tour, and heard some of the history of the county town from its founding in 914 and the building of the stone castle after the Norman invasion to its establishment as a corporation in Henry VIII’s time. 

Tours start on the Pageant Garden behind the Court House

The guests heard about the building of the present Court House/Town Hall nearly 300 years ago after the Great Fire of Warwick had devastated much of the town centre, and they saw the refurbished Council Chamber and the Regency ballroom on the first floor.

The next Court House Tour with Unlocking Warwick will be on Saturday 24th August from 11am – 11.45am. The tours are free to attend and there’s no need to book. Just meet in the Visitor Information Centre in Jury Street.  01926 492212