A county of contrasts; its northern parts are largely industrial and, until 1974, included the cities of Coventry and Birmingham, the traditional heartland of the British motor industry.
South Warwickshire is more rural in aspect, with a number well-preserved historical towns, including Warwick, Leamington Spa, and Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Places of interest
With thanks to the following for the images of Warwickshire
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal © Keith Hardy
Hatton Locks © Roger Kidd