Trains to Warwick
Take a train to Warwick, where medieval legends come alive. Wander through Warwick Castle, a masterpiece from the 11th-century. Stroll along cobblestoned streets, past 15th- and 16th-century buildings, and prepare for an immersive living history lesson from the middle ages.
Culture and heritage
Explore Warwick, a beautiful market town with more than 900 years of history, on the banks of the River Avon in the heart of England. Discover its medieval, Stuart and Georgian-era buildings, including Warwick Castle
, one of England's most complete medieval fortresses and a top UK attraction.
Beyond the castle walls, open spaces prevented Warwick's medieval core from expanding. Uncover landmarks like the half-timbered, medieval almshouse Lord Leycester Hospital .
Stroll through the picturesque Hill Close Gardens and admire 16th-century buildings on Mill Street. Witness the legacy of the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694, leading to 18th-century additions, including St. Mary's Collegiate Church with its stained-glass windows and the classical Shire Hall.
Warwick’s charming streets are lined with shops and eateries. Discover Warwick’s oldest shopping street, Smith Street, between the castle and the station. At Market Place, unearth fascinating local history at the Market Hall Museum .
For more on Warwick's history, follow The Warwick Town Trail , a 45-minute walk around most of Warwick's attractions that are accessible on foot from Warwick station.
Plan your Warwick adventure carefully, and your day will be packed with plenty of things to do.
Begin at Warwick Castle , a must-visit for all ages, offering restored rooms, historical re-enactments and sweeping views. Beat the crowds with an early start, just a 15-minute walk from Warwick station. Explore at your leisure or opt for guided tours. Families will adore the Horrible Histories Maze and holiday activities. Allow half a day, or stay longer, and check the website for daily events.
For history enthusiasts, explore nearby attractions like Lord Leycester Hospital , a medieval almshouse with half-timbered buildings and fine medieval courtyard architecture, and the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum in Jury Street. St. Mary's Collegiate Church dazzles with intricate stained-glass windows and historic tombs.
Immerse yourself in Warwick's historic charm along Smith Street, the oldest shopping street, and Market Place with a Saturday market. Don't miss Market Hall Museum 's fascinating local history exhibits.
Continue your day by discovering the beauty of Hill Close Gardens
, a Victorian park with hidden hedged gardens, and Mill Street's enchanting 15th- and 16th-century buildings, where Mill Garden
's pretty cottage backdrop awaits.
When you travel by train, you can get exclusive 2FOR1 entry to some of the UK’s top attractions including Warwick Castle.
Food and drink
Warwick's culinary heritage dates back to the Middle Ages, influenced by monastic houses producing their own food and drink. Today, the town offers diverse dining experiences, from traditional British fare to international delights.
Start your culinary adventure at the bustling Market Place with a handful of pubs. Head to Swan Street for chains and restaurants, or enjoy waterfront views at inns and restaurants along the river and canal.
Indulge in traditional British fare at Warwick's charming pubs and tearooms. Visit The Rose and Crown Pub on Market Place for a warm ambiance and gastropub meals. The Old Post Office is a quirky, independent pub for craft beers, ciders and local ales. Warwick's oldest pub, the Roebuck , serves classic pub meals and Sunday roasts.
Sports and outdoors
Outdoor and sports enthusiasts will find plenty of events and activities to enjoy throughout the year in Warwick. From tranquil park visits to thrilling horse races, the town offers scenic experiences and outdoor sports.
Explore Warwick’s great outdoors by taking a stroll along the River Avon winding through town from St Nicholas Park . Or download The Warwick Walk from the Royal Geographical Society for a 3.5-mile self-guided walk around the town. If you prefer, pop into Warwick Visitor Information Centre , for information about the free Warwick Town Trail which takes about 45 minutes.
St Nicholas Park , along the river Avon, is a picturesque picnic spot with leisurely walks. Hire dragon boats, paddleboards, kayaks and pedalos from Warwick Boats in the corner of the park. Families can enjoy an 18-hole minigolf course, a paddling pool and The Fun Park's rides, including teacups. Teens will love the skate park and a cafe completes the experience.
For those who love the thrill of horse racing, Warwick Racecourse is only 20 minutes from Warwick train station. Check the schedule and book tickets in advance. Sports enthusiasts can also cheer on local teams like Racing Club Warwick Football Club .
Music and nightlife
Warwick's pub scene is centred around the historic town centre with a few establishments on Market Place and Smith Street.
Don't miss the chance to visit Warwick's oldest pub, the Roebuck on Smith Street, housed in a charming half-timbered building from 1470. The Rose and Crown Pub on Market Place and the quirky independent The Old Post Office on West Street are also popular spots, serving beers, ciders and ales.
While the nightlife might not be as lively as big cities, you can still enjoy live music at Ronnies Bar . With its touch of London glamour, Ronnies is Warwick's top music venue with three live music stages and four live acts weekly from rock to Ibiza and jazz.
For live theatre, The Bridge House Theatre and Warwick Hall , are an intimate 300-seater venue and a concert hall in a local school, hosting touring shows and productions by local companies.
For an unforgettable musical experience, plan your visit during the Warwick Folk Festival in July. Held at Castle Park, opposite the castle, this three-day extravaganza features global folk artists and family activities. Make sure to book your tickets in advance online.
If you're seeking unique finds, local treasures, or simply want to explore the charming streets, Warwick's shopping options will satisfy. The main shopping area is conveniently close to Warwick train station, making it easy for visitors looking to indulge in a quick shopping spree.
Smith Street is the town's main, and oldest, shopping street. Discover a variety of restaurants, independent shops and speciality stores, each offering an array of one-of-a-kind items and local treasures.
For a unique and charming shopping experience, explore the historic streets around Market Place where modern shops blend seamlessly with historic buildings. On Swan Street you'll find popular coffee chains, restaurants and delightful gift shops such as traditional sweet shop Mary’s Sweet Memories and Present Days selling gifts and cards for all occasions.
On Saturdays, treat yourself to Warwick Charter Market on Market Place, where you can buy fruit and veg, freshly cooked bread and pastries, as well as clothing, flowers and gifts.
About Warwick station
Warwick is a bustling railway station that is open Monday to Sunday from 04:30 to 23:30. The station has ticket machines for self-service ticket purchases and pre-purchased ticket collection options.
Where do trains to Warwick arrive and depart?
Trains arrive and depart from the central Warwick railway station, a 10-minute walk from the town centre.
Which train services run direct to Warwick?
Take the train to Warwick for a journey that is both comfy and convenient. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a historic town that offers something for everyone.
From the north, Chiltern Railways operate direct trains from Birmingham Moor Street to Warwick with the average train taking approximately 35 minutes.