Sunday, January 3, 2010

Warwick Castle in England

another great place to visit in England is the famous and most preserved Warwick Castle. My friend Dae Loy, toured me here yesterday!! It was a whole day tour because this Castle is really huge! see more photos and updates next time!! We enjoyed walking around!! here is also a littleminfo about Warrick Castle..
Warwick (pronounced /ˈwɒrɪk/ worrick (silent w in middle)) listen (help·info) is the county town of Warwickshire, England. The town lies upon the River Avon, 18 km (11 miles) south of Coventry and 4 km (2.5 miles) west of Leamington Spa, with a population of 25,434 (2001 census).

Warwick hosts annual festivals ranging from the Spoken Word to Classical and Contemporary Music to a Folk Festival and the Victorian Evening, held in late November or early December. Warwick Chamber of Trade helps to promote the town for visitors, residents and businesses. The town is also famous for Warwick Castle, the construction of which began in 1068. The town centre is also known for its historic architecture, and contains a mixture of Tudor and 17th-century buildings. In recent years, several high-profile national and international companies have set-up large office complexes in and around Warwick, notably National Grid and IBM.

Warwick is also known for Warwick Racecourse, near the west gate of the medieval town which hosts several televised meets a year. Within the racecourse is a small golfcourse. Warwick Hospital, Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital and St Michael's Hospital (a psychiatric that superseded Central Hospital, Hatton) are situated within the town.

Warwick is twinned with Saumur in France and Verden in Germany. Warwick was twinned with Saumur in 1976. Verden, already the twin town of Saumur, became Warwick's German partner in 1989. Havelberg, in former East Germany was adopted by Verden on re-unification, and was welcomed as a friendship town by Warwick and Saumur.


kiwi-poette said...

During a high school trip we visited Warwick Castle. It was one of my most favorite places during the trip. This is an amazing picture with the castle in the background.


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