Culture, history and mile up mile of vast open spaces are just a few of the many things holiday cottages Warwickshire has to offer.
As a holiday destination for the whole family, Warwickshire is hard to beat. Hundreds of historic buildings are dotted across the county, many of which have been lovingly preserved and restored for the benefit of future generations. In many respects Warwickshire is a living history lesson, with exhibits vividly recreating events gone by, through vibrant and engaging displays and re-enactment.
Warwickshire’s appeal does not just extend to its history though. The county is renowned for its great walking which takes in miles of well-maintained footpaths and a large section of the scenic ‘Heart of England Way’. Plan your route well and it’s possible to walk all day without coming across a sole other than maybe the odd rabbit, deer or pheasant, (although you might want to schedule a lunchtime detour to one of the wonderful country pubs that proliferate the county!) The area’s vast canal network offers another opportunity to walk for miles along tow paths that have been in use since the industrial age, when barges were a major source of freight transport.
Children will delight at the large selection of ‘things to do’ on offer. Many of the area’s historical places of interest have exhibits focusing solely on entertaining and educating younger guests and there are often opportunities to don old costumes and examine old equipment and weaponry. There are several Children’s Farm across the county giving kids the opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with the animals and there are many other child-focused activity centres, both indoor and outdoor.
For adrenalin junkies there is plenty on offer from paint ball and abseiling to quad biking and flight simulation, whilst those that would like to engage in something a little out of the ordinary, but at a more sedate pace, might prefer to try their hand at chocolate making, dry stone walling or maybe an alpaca farm tour!
Whatever the weather or season there is always something to do in holiday cottages Warwickshire and the fun does not stop even outside of the traditional summer holiday months. Many retired people choose to visit the county in Spring and Autumn when tourist magnets like Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon aren’t quite so busy, yet there is still plenty to see and do, and the county makes a lovely getaway destination to enjoy during both Christmas and New Year.