An Overview of the Park
Surrounding the site of a former mediaeval priory, Priory Park is a splendid public open space containing magnificent trees which remind us of the planting spirit of landowners over many generations.
The park can be accessed from several small entrances in the wall on Priory Road as well as the main entrance on Coventry Road and an entrance by Priory Medical Centre. As well as a wonderful selection of mature trees, the more careful observer will find a delight of smaller flora in turf which has never seen modern “improving” chemicals. The Park is open at all times and entry is free.
Warwick Priory Park is what remains of the grounds of ‘The Priory’, originally a Tudor house built on the site of a 12th century priory, which was dismantled in the 1920s and re-erected in Richmond, Virginia USA.
On the embankment behind the trees Chiltern Railways trains depart for Birmingham and London Marylebone.
A walk under a bridge on a path running through the Park will lead you into a further expanse of greenery adorned with a mix of wild flowers, a children’s play area and magnificent old trees which are home to an abundance of wildlife. This area is known locally as Priory Pools which is above to Priory Park and the railway line. Please look on the ‘Map’ tab for further details.
As Priory Park is quite hilly and full of wonderful things to explore it is very exciting for dogs. Oh and also your dog can stare at a squirrel in a tree for what seems like hours. Apart from the staring, a walk in the park also exercises them – and you.
Priory Park is also the location of Warwickshire County Records Office