Warwick hosts annual festivals ranging from the Spoken Word to Classical and Contemporary Music to a Folk Festival and a Victorian Evening (usually held in late November or early December).
The town is also famous for Warwick Castle and its historic architecture. Warwick Castle can be traced back to 914 AD when Alfred The Great’s daughter built a fort on the site. However, the original castle was built out of wood in 1068 by William The Conqueror. In order to make room for the castle in the existing city, four houses were destroyed.
Warwick is also known for Warwick Racecourse, which hosts several televised horse racing meetings a year.