I'm going to be in Warwick (England) next month and will be on a pretty tight budget. I'm looking for the best free and inexpensive things to check out! I love the outdoors, art, museums, you name it. Thanks!
Free tour of the old court house Sat 3rd Oct 11am (just turn up)
"Warwick Words" literary festival book readings etc ending Sun 4th Oct
Free (I think) choral concerts at medieval Collegiate Church of St Mary (October schedule not yet published) http://www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk/index.php?/music/pages/main
The town Market Hall Museum, Warwick is tiny but free, though closing soon for refurbishment.
Drink a pint of good British real ale (about £3) in a pub that is known for storing and serving it properly (e.g. The Rose & Crown on the market place or the Cape Of Good Hope by the canal http://www.thecapeofgoodhopepub.com)
Warwick Castle is expensive (around £21 adult entry) and commercialised. But it's a nice castle with extensive grounds Look out for 2-for-one vouchers online or printed on food packets (some Kellogg's cereals for adult tickets and for children's tickets only, Birds Eye brand frozen foods - e.g. fish fingers)
Warwick is small, so travel to see:
- ruined but splendid Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden (though pricey at around £20/ticket) - catch some Shakespeare at Stratford upon Avon (tickets from just £2.50 but book early http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/)
- rock concerts at lovely Leamington Spa's intimate Assembly Rooms venue http://www.leamingtonassembly.com/whats-on/?v=l (Leamington is also great for restaurants and better than Warwick for high street shopping)
Find local deals on restaurant meals and trips on "Groupon" http://www.groupon.co.uk/browse/coventry-and-warks?context=local
Note, the Warwick Arts Centre (if you come across it online) isn't in Warwick - it's in Coventry, a few miles away.
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