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Things To Do in Harbury, Warwickshire




Royal Pump Rooms Leamington Spa

Royal Pump Rooms Leamington Spa

The Royal Pump Rooms in nearby Leamington Spa is a Grade II listed building opposite Jephson Gardens in the centre of town.

Once home to Leamington's famous spa baths, the building was re-developed in the 1990s and now houses the local museum, library and an art gallery which features a range of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

You can even enjoy a snack in the cafe.

About 5 miles away. [Find out more...]

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle has stood for more than 1,000 years - so it's well worth the short trip from Harbury to experience history at first-hand.

Kids will love climbing the ancient battlements, and seeing the enormous Trebuchet in action, while their Mums and Dads will enjoy the wonderful state rooms and the recreation of a Victorian Weekend Party.

The whole family will the thrilled by the Flight of the Eagles falconry display.

About 6 miles away. [Find out more...]

Collegiate Parish Church of St Mary

Collegiate Parish Church of St Mary

Fans of churches and medieval architecture shouldn't miss the nearby Collegiate Parish Church of St Mary with its famous Beauchamp Chapel, the tomb of Richard Beauchamp and the monument to Fulke Greville.

If you're musically inclined, the church boasts several choirs, and you can hear them sing at Evensong on most Wednesdays and Fridays.

About 7 miles away. [Find out more...]

Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park

Take a trip to Charlecote Park and soak up the atmosphere of one of Britain's most historic houses.

Visited by Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, the house was originally built in the 1550s.

The magnificent parkland was designed by Capability Brown in 1714, and today you can see herds of deer on the estate, just as there were when William Shakespeare was young - we know that, because he was caught poaching them!

About 7 miles away. [Find out more...]

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle

If you're interested in history, you won't want to miss visiting the place Simon Schama described as "A historian's dream".

That place is Kenilworth Castle - originally built as a Norman castle with walls 14 feet thick to protect the occupants.

Kenilworth was later transformed by Robert Dudley into a Tudor palace fit for a Queen. Elizabeth I seemed to approve - she stayed for 19 days!

Today you can stroll through the Elizabethan Garden, just as she might have done, before exploring Leicester's Gatehouse and the imposing Great Hall.

About 11 miles away. [Find out more...]

Harbury Tourist Information

Harbury is an ancient, prehistoric village sitting on a hill near the Fosse Way Roman road in Warwickshire. The area has a large number of old quarries that were used to extract lyas limestone used in the manufacture of cement. These are now used for recreational purposes or for landfill.

The Chiltern Railway runs through Harbury in the deepest railway cutting in Europe made purely by manual labour. Some of the waste from this work is now an SSSI that is one of the top butterfly habitats in the UK.

Harbury has a current population of over 2,500 who are served by five vibrant village pubs and one club. There is a popular rugby club and the village hosts a large number of community events throughout the year as well as having a wide range of societies for hobby activities.

Local employers include Codemasters, the video games company, and Aston Martin, the sports car manufacturer.

Description by Bruce Everiss

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