Warwick  (pronounced "WORR-ick") is the historic county town of the English county of Warwickshire, situated on the River Avon and probably best known for its imposing and well-preserved medieval castle and other relics of the past within the town. Warwick was traditionally founded in 914 and has a population of 26,000.
Birmingham International Airport (IATA: BHX) (ICAO: EGBB),  is larger and not too far away and serves the region with frequent domestic and international flights. There are several direct arrivals a day from all major UK and European destinations, and one or two from more far-flung places such as Delhi, Dubai (twice daily), Islamabad, Luxor, New York and Toronto.
Warwick is approximately a 2 h drive northwest of London on the M40 (Junction 13). Watch for signs taking you off the motorway to the town and castle.
A train service is operated to Warwick from London (Marylebone) and Birmingham (Snow Hill and Moor Street stations) by Chiltern Railways . It is important that you get off the train at Warwick station, not the distant Warwick Parkway station. During the daytime, there are normally two trains per hour on weekdays.
Warwick is also well-known for Warwick Racecourse, located near the west gate of the medieval town.