Leamington Spa and the Rise of Tourism in 19th Century Warwickshire.
Join local historian and author Sylvia Pinches as she takes you on a journey of discovery around Victorian Leamington and its surroundings.
The development of Leamington Priors as a spa is well known. Perhaps less well-known is the reciprocal role it played in developing tourism in the neighbouring area.
The town promoted itself as being surrounded by objects of attraction to the antiquary and lover of picturesque scenery; Warwick and Kenilworth benefitted from the wealthy and genteel visitors staying in Leamington and seeking something to do once they had taken the waters.
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