Our Tours

Professional guided walks and tours of historic places of interest in Warwick, Leamington Spa and the Cotswolds. Currently offered during the months of June, July, August,  September and October, we take you on a journey of delight and discovery as we show you the hidden secrets and gems that our beautiful part of the country has to offer. All tours are personalised to give you the ultimate tour experience.

Warwick - Cocktail Tour Warwick - Cocktail Tour

Warwick - Cocktail Tour

The British Public House is an institution. A meeting place and the hub of social life in villages, towns and cities around the country. One in four British people will meet their future partner in a pub and this tour shares the fascinating history of why pubs became so popular and how they began in the UK. We take you to three of the oldest pubs in Warwick and share facts about our town and its history. The tour includes three cocktails, one in each pub plus a tour of a working pub cellar. Ideal for business groups, hen nights and party groups, this is a fun tour with a historic twist. These tours are carried out early evening and are only available for adults over the age of 21. No pets allowed. 

£28 per person  which includes  three cocktails

Tour availability: June, July, August, September and October
Tour time: 90 minutes
Disabled access: Moderate.

Historic Warwick Walk Historic Warwick Walk

Historic Warwick Walk

 

We start in the Town Square to learn some of the fascinating history of Warwick, an ancient medieval town whose name means “dwelling by the Weir.” We take a leisurely stroll to see Warwick's famous Collegiate Church of St Marys containing the magnificent Beauchamp Chapel, the final resting place of the Earls of Warwick, and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, the favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1st.. We visit the Market Square with its pubs and dining places once filled with the noise and bustle of a market town where sheep and cattle jostled for space with peddlers selling their wares. We see the 14th century Lord Leycester Hospital, not a 'hospital' at all but a home for retired military men and their wives. We visit the Old Court House, Warwick's Town Hall, with it's beautifully restored Regency Ballroom and Mayors Parlour. Photographic opportunities abound as we wander through streets steeped in history, see the two remaining gates to the once walled town, the imposing Warwick Crown Court and the old prison with its remnants of the scaffold where many once swung for their crimes.  We see elegantly restored buildings, timbered cottages and more before returning to the Market Square to end our tour or, if requested, we can end the tour close to the entrance of Warwick Castle which you can explore further on your own.

Cost: £10 per person group rates available

Tour availability: June, July, August, September and October
Tour time: 90 minutes

Disabled access: Moderate to good

Royal Leamington Spa Historic Walking Tour Royal Leamington Spa Historic Walking Tour

Royal Leamington Spa Historic Walking Tour

A stroll through the historic town centre of Royal Leamington Spa, highly favoured by Queen Victoria. Once a few cottages sprinkled among gardens, orchards and fields, the town blossomed in the nineteenth century during the craze for "taking the waters.". Stroll past All Saints Church, one of the largest churches in the country and see the building where Louis Napoleon Bonaparte worshipped while in exile from France. No tour would be complete without seeing the Royal Pump Rooms where Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire took the waters in the early 1800s in the company of the titled ladies of the day. Experience the Georgian, Victorian and Gothic architecture, and learn how the Art Deco influence made an impact on the town in the late 1920s. Visit award winning Jephson Gardens with its memorials, fountains and tropical glasshouse and learn more about the people whose influence, generosity and reputation shaped Royal Leamington Spa, including Henry Jephson the philanthropic doctor par excellence and Sam Lockhart, the popular and well loved acrobat, trapeze artist and circus elephant trainer whose baby elephants were housed in the town. Join this popular tour to learn how Leamington Spa was once the fastest growing town in the nation and remains a beautiful and vibrant town to this day.

Cost: £10 per person. Group rates available.

Tour availability: June, July, August, September and October
Tour time: 90 minutes
 Disabled access: Good, please advise if wheelchair user as tour route can be adjusted to accomodate

Tips for this walk:
Wear comfortable shoes. Bring an umbrella if it looks like rain – yes, tours go ahead in the rain!

The Cotswolds Tour - A Day of Delight The Cotswolds Tour - A Day of Delight

The Cotswolds Tour - A Day of Delight

These full day tailor made tours are specifically designed to give you, the client, the best experience of the Cotswolds in the time you have available. If you wish to 'shop 'til you drop' for antiques, learn the history of the honey coloured towns and villages, discover unique architecture, visit museums, galleries, country pubs, fine dining restaurants and places off the tourist map, then this tour is for you! The Cotswolds cover a large geographical area so each tour is of one day's duration and unique to your requirements to ensure you get the maximum benefit from our beautiful Cotswold area.

Tour availability:  June, July, August, September and October
Tour time: 8 hours +
Tour price includes transportation, collection from your hotel, entrance to agreed attractions, guide fee and return to your hotel at end of day. Email warwickwalks@aol.com to discuss your requirements and to obtain pricing.
Disabled access: as required