If you ever find yourself in Warwick and arrive too late in the day to make the most of the £22 per head entry fee into the town’s historic Castle, I have the perfect compromise for you. For picture postcard views of the medieval pile, head down to the bottom of Mill Street with its clattering of cobbles and attractive whitewashed cottages. Right at the end on the left one cottage has opened its riverside garden to the public…..and the vistas are stunning. 🙂
The The Mill Garden has a beautiful perspective of Warwick Castle and the £2.50 entry fee is well worth it for the great views.
The cottage and garden has been in the Measure’s Family for many years and is lovingly tended by family members and volunteers. The money raised is split between various charities. There is an honesty box for plant sales too.
Even in early March this English Country Garden is a riot of colour with daffodils,snowdrops,hellebores and other Spring flowers in bloom. The Castle makes for an impressive backdrop don’t you think? The fairytale turret you can see is called ‘Caesar’s Tower’. There are crazy paving pathways and strategically placed benches and loveseats, from which to enjoy the scenery.
The River Avon flows past the bottom of the garden. The ruins of a medieval bridge can be seen. Some years Swans choose to nest here.
This little tranquil garden really is the perfect place to relax and It surely must be the best place in Warwick to photograph the castle, apart from the castle grounds themselves of course.
Hope you enjoyed the tour!