Warwickshire has many treasures.
And new book 50 Gems of Warwickshire – The History & Heritage of the Most
Iconic Places by Mark Turner turns the spotlight on some of them.
The undulating county is of course known the world as the home of William Shakespeare, the greatest writer to ever put pen to paper. He was born in Stratford and today the town has a thriving industry based around its famous son.
This part of Warwickshire is still largely rural today, including the area north of
Stratford which was once the historic Forest of Arden.
The county town of Warwick has many interesting historic features, not least its impressive castle, as do the major towns of Leamington and Rugby.
Coventry is also historically part of Warwickshire and has been a major centre in the Midlands for centuries.
This densely populated part of Warwickshire extends to Nuneaton and Bedworth and into the north east of the county, where the last mine of the Warwickshire Coalfield closed in 2013.
50 Gems of Warwickshire, published by Amberley, explores the many places and their history that
make this part of the country so special, including natural features, towns and
villages, buildings and places of historical interest.
Alongside justly famous attractions, others will be relatively unknown but all have an interesting story to tell.
50 Gems of Warwickshire.
A Tudor house in Long Itchington.
Churchyard archway at Chesterton.
The Hatton Lock Flight.