The Court House Tour on May 5th, the Bank Holiday Saturday, was conducted in bright sunshine and record temperatures for the time of year.
Two of the guests were from Australia, and after visiting Stratford had decided to spend a day in Warwick and enjoyed weather that must have made them feel at home. Other visitors who came on the tour were from closer to home – including Kenilworth, Solihull and Warwick itself.
Unlocking Warwick’s free tours of the Jury Street Court House and Town Hall tell of the Saxon origins of the fortified town, the history of the buildings at the central crossroads, the Great Fire that destroyed the centre of the town in 1694, the construction of a new stone court house by architect Francis Smith, and its recent refurbishment. Reopened in 2014, the Court House has a splendid Regency ballroom which is now being used for a wide range of community events and private functions.
The next Court House Tour will be from 11am to 11.45am on Saturday 26th May – the late May Bank Holiday weekend. There’s no need to book, just turn up at the Visitor Information Centre. Let’s hope the weather is as good as it was on the early May Bank Holiday weekend.