‘Interesting and enjoyable’ Court House Tour

On Saturday June 2nd, a group of visitors to Warwick enjoyed a Court House Tour led for the first time by Unlocking Warwick’s Sue, assisted by Karen. And they gave Sue a round of applause at the end saying it was ‘very interesting and ‘very enjoyable’.

Two couples who are old friends now living in Kent and Yorkshire and had chosen to meet up in Warwick as a nice venue half-way between the two and were pleased to discover the tour was happening. Another couple had recently moved to Leamington from Weston-super-Mare and said they were delighted to discover more about Warwick’s rich history.

Sue told the story of the Grade 1 listed building which was designed and built by Francis Smith in 1725 after the Great Fire of Warwick had devastated the centre of the town in 1694. Refurbished and reopened in 2014, the Court House now contains the Town Council chamber and offices, the Visitor Information Centre, the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, and an elegant Regency ballroom which is used for a wide range of community events, and private functions. (To hire the ballroom contact Fiona on 01926 411694 or email her: events@warwicktowncouncil.org.uk

The next Court House Tour will be on Saturday 16th June at 11am. The tours last 45 minutes and are free to attend. There’s no need to book. Just turn up at the Visitor Information Centre in Jury Street in good time for an 11am start from the Pageant Gardens behind the Court House.