Warwickshire, 17 March 2021: As the Government’s roadmap to reopening gives us all hope that pandemic restrictions will end later this year, Visit Warwickshire is encouraging visitors to explore the length and breadth of this beautiful county from the comfort of their car with the launch of five inspiring driving routes.
The new road trips, which are live at https://visit.warwickshire.gov.uk/greatdrives, call at all corners of the county and provide lots of ideas about what to see and do along the way. They’re the perfect aid for planning trips for when lockdown eases and we can all travel again.
There’s freedom to explore towns and villages from Nuneaton to Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as places of interest* as diverse as Arbury Hall, which appears in the works of local-girl-turned-fêted-author George Eliot, and the British Motor Museum (pictured), which reveals the role of Warwickshire as the nation’s home of motor manufacturing. There are recommendations about where to eat, too, from scenic picnic stops to a rural cafe with more than 75,000 second-hand and antiquarian books to browse and buy.
The self-guided tours, which range from 35 miles (55km) to 55 miles (86km) in length, provide the basis for half- or whole-day trips. Free to download and easy to use, each route comes with a description, information about 10 main points of interest, detailed route notes, advice about electric charging points, and a map.
*Visitors are advised to check opening times at individual attractions before departure.
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Notes to editors:
Visit Warwickshire is part of Warwickshire County Council’s economic recovery plan. It aims to invigorate the county’s tourism industry, focusing on the domestic market and promoting the county as a destination for day visits and short breaks. It will run alongside and complement the existing marketing activity undertaken by regional tourism organisations and independent tourism businesses.
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