Welcome to Shakespeare’s England

Warwickshire comes with a story to tell, vibrant towns surrounded by charming countryside, it has its own unmistakable identity. Passionate locals keep the spirit going, showing visitors what this magnificent area has to offer.

In the West Midlands, the rural county of Warwickshire is a beautiful area of thinly populate countryside surrounding the extended urban areas of Birmingham and Coventry. This is a place of castles, medieval towns and impressive country estates.

Warwickshire has given us one of history’s most revered wordsmiths and playwrights, William Shakespeare, and his birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon is rightly a hotspot. In Stratford-upon-Avon, the theatres of the Royal Shakespeare Company welcome you to witness live, one of the Bard’s famous plays. See signature motte-and-bailey forts and romantic Elizabethan love nests, with gatehouses and towers. Miles of canals and stairway locks beckon you for relaxed pub lunches and picnics.

The ancient Market Town of Warwick is not only worth visiting for its astonishing castle. Here you can step back to the Middle Ages in streets overhung by timber-framed houses and historic market squares.

Royal Leamington Spa, with its Spa heritage, is a fine example of elegant Regency architecture, which bustles with street cafes, fine dining venues and independent boutiques. is also home to the British Motor Museum, where you can see the regions strong connections to the automotive industry and motor sports.

Warwickshire ticks all the boxes when it comes to history lessons. Kenilworth has atmospheric castle ruins, Rugby celebrates the sport that takes its name, at The World Rugby Hall of Fame Museum, and Coventry, which will be in the spotlight in 2021, when it is celebrated as the UK City of Culture, claims two extraordinary cathedrals The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and an unmissable Transport Museum.

And if you are a really committed tourist, holiday with us for a few days in a cosy B&B, a glamping tent, or an entire suite in a country house hotel. Stay until you have seen every grand manor house and adorable town. Trust us, it could take a while!

Let’s explore the best places to visit in Warwickshire.

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HOW TO GET HERE

The Shakespeare’s England area covers South Warwickshire and the surrounding towns and villages. The area is 30 minutes from Birmingham Airport and 1.5 hours from London.

Sitting in the heart of England, we are well connected by road, rail and air; it is one of the most accessible places in the UK.

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