Warwick Parkway station serves the north side of Warwick and the town of Budbrooke. Opened in 2000, it's a popular commuter station for Birmingham, and also offers longer-distance services to London Marylebone. It is one of only a handful of stations on the National Rail system not owned by Network Rail, instead belonging to Chiltern Railways, who run services throughout 'Shakespeare Country' - Stratford-upon-Avon, the great playwright's birthplace, is about eight miles to the south.
The town of Warwick itself is a place of considerable culture, with a castle that dates back to 1068, an abundance of Tudor and 17th-century buildings, and annual festivals devoted to spoken word and classical music. It has also featured as a location in several major TV productions, including the period drama Pride and Prejudice. On top of all that it's a modest business centre too, with National Grid and IBM among the companies that keep offices here.