Lifestyle

This area of the website provides information to companies on what Warwickshire has to offer not just as a business location, but as a place to live and spend your free time.

The county is split into five districts each with their own distinctive feel, but wherever you are in the county there is always a sense that you can access everything you need, without the hassles that go with life in the large cities.

The county of Warwickshire, also known as Shakespeare’s country, is an area that lies at the heart of England. Warwickshire is a place of great contrast with areas of outstanding beauty, coming from the south where the Cotswolds blend into Warwickshire, up to the industrial pits and canals of the northern coal mines.

Warwickshire is the most easterly of the counties within the West Midlands region. Bordered by Staffordshire to the north-west; Leicestershire to the north-east; Northamptonshire to the east; Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire to the south-east and south-west; and by Worcestershire and the West Midlands metropolitan county to the west.

Having a central location within England, as well as numerous motorways serving the county, mean all major towns are easily accessible and travelling to Warwickshire is straightforward. The nearby attractions of the Cotswolds, Birmingham and London are all easily accessible.

For visitor information about Warwickshire, please go to Warwickshire Tourism.

Average Prices of houses sold in Warwickshire

House Price Index report – Warwickshire County
(January 2010 – April 2010)
Month
Index
Average
Price (£)
Monthly Change (%)
Annual Change (%)
Sales
Volume
January 2010
246.7
159,442
0.9
0.2
365
February 2010
248.5
160,623
0.7
2.8
377
March 2010
251.1
162,288
1.0
5.6
April 2010
253.7
163,954
1.0
7.8

There is a wide range of affordable housing across the County, and house prices are generally lower than the UK average. The table below shows the average prices of houses sold in Warwickshire.

Household type breakdown – Warwickshire County (January 2010 – April 2010)
Month
Detached (£)
Semi-Detached (£)
Terraced (£)
Maisonette/Flat (£)
All (£)
January 2010
267,517
142,093
120,919
113,824
159,442
February 2010
269,497
143,145
121,814
114,667
160,623
March 2010
272,292
144,630
123,077
115,856
162,288
April 2010
275,087
146,114
124,341
117,045
163,954

Source: Land Registry of England and Wales, Crown copyright. The information above is based on figures provided by the Land Registry of England and Wales. Figures are for the period January – April 2010.

 

Leisure and Tourism

Warwickshire offers a variety of attractions and activities, which are attractive to visitorsand provide excellent local facilities for its residents.

Leisure
Leisure facilities in Warwickshire are diverse and plentiful. Country Parks are easy to reach and are excellent places to spend your spare time. Parks includeKingsbury Water ParkRyton Pools and Burton Dasset Hills. The county also boasts various picnic sites and over 1,700 miles of paths and trails.

Eating Out
Warwickshire hosts a good range of traditional English pubs, restaurants, tearooms andcafes which offer an excellent assortment of quality food and drink offers. Many of these are highly regarded for homemade food, that use local producers and breweries. Outstanding hospitality and attractive gardens are characteristic of establishments across the County.

Visitor Attractions
There are an abundance of visitor attractions in Warwickshire. Royal Shakespeare Theatres, magnificent castles and historical houses make Warwickshire an exceptional place to visit. Many attractions are reasonably priced and can be enjoyed by all of the family.

Information on the wide range of attractions, including their opening times, can be found using the Attractions Database.

Alternatively, details of a few well known attractions can be accessed below:

Accredited accommodation
See all quality assured accommodation in Warwickshire.

Tourist Information Centres

See the locations of all tourist information centres in the county.

For more information on leisure and tourism in the County, please go to Warwickshire Tourism