Press and Trade Pass

Many of the attractions and hotels in the area are pleased to offer free admission / hospitality to visitors representing the tourism industry, including Press and Visit Britain travel agents.

The Press Pass allows free entry to the bearer and an accompanying person. It can be used only once at each of the attractions listed below. The pass is to be used during normal opening hours only. The pass may not be copied and is not transferable. Further proof of identity may be required upon arrival. Please note that the Press Pass does not include entry on special events or bank holidays, so please check with us before visiting.

Shakespeare’s England also operates a Trade Pass for individuals working in the travel and tourism industry.

If you are in the Trade, a journalist visiting the area or for general press enquiries please email Ryan Merriman at or call 02476 633 636.

Press & Media

Apple juice and wool produced from historic Shakespeare family homes

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has produced its own apple juice and organic wool for the first time. Apples grown in the orchard of Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s wife, have been used to produce limited edition 33cl and 750ml bottles of juice. Some 600kgs of varieties including Worcester, […]

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February Half Term in Shakespeare’s England

Clown workshops, a Knights and Princesses Academy and lots of family friendly fun are all on offer during February Half Term across Warwickshire. Members of Shakespeare’s England are offering a whole host of exciting activities to keep children and parents entertained during the break. Knights and Princesses are being summoned to Kenilworth Castle for a […]

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Stratford food and drink businesses to appear in BBC Good Food guide

The national spotlight has been shone on top Stratford food and drink businesses which have been handpicked to appear in a BBC Good Food guide. A total of ten of the town’s eateries and shops were featured on the list including the popular Greek restaurant El Greco and recently-refurbished The One Elm. The round-up has […]

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Suite success for Hotel du Vin Stratford as it looks ahead to first anniversary

Taking Stratford-upon-Avon by storm, Hotel du Vin is celebrating a successful start to its Warwickshire life as the hotel celebrates a suite of award-wins and top reviews. The former registry office and social club was converted into a 46-bedroom boutique hotel with a multimillion investment by Frasers Hospitality, owners of Hotel du Vin and its […]

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Fairytale Farm offers discount on annual passes

Fairytale Farm, Oxfordshire's magical farm attraction, is offering 12-month annual passes at a 25% discount off the 2018 price, which is its biggest ever sale. Farm owner, Nick Laister, explains that this offer will only be available for a limited time: "On 16th February, the price of our annual passes will be increasing to bring […]

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Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations 2019

Stratford-on-Avon District Council is hoping the two-day Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations will pump more than £3 million into the local economy. A whole host of special events in Stratford-upon-Avon is set to draw crowds of thousands of locals as well as UK and international tourists to the area for the festivities on Saturday, April 27 and […]

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Call the Midwife exhibition to launch at The Old Slaughterhouse

Escape Arts are proud to announce their new bundle of joy Call the Midwife, a brand new exhibition! The exhibition focuses on the history of maternity services in Stratford, from pregnancy to a bouncing baby, from home births to the hospital and beyond. The exhibition spans from the late Victorian era to the present day, […]

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Purity Brewing Company partners with Galipette Cidre

Purity Brewing Company has signed a multi-year strategic UK distribution agreement with Cider Supply Company, the owner of Galipette Cidre, effective from January 1st. The agreement covers exclusive nationwide distribution and brand activation rights for the Galipette Cidre range, an award-winning pure juice French cider. Based in Great Alne, Warwickshire, Purity is one of the UK’s […]

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Sci-fi Shakespeare and supermoon spotting

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust cares for the five historic Shakespeare properties in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. It is also a world-class educational facility with the finest Shakespeare collections in the country that offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in all things Shakespeare, across our five historical sites. February Half Term (16-24 February) will see […]

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Twisted Barrel beer on tap at Dormy House

A beer which started life in a Coventry garage five years ago has ended up on draught at one of the finest hotels in the UK. Chris Cooper and Ritchie Bosworth founded Twisted Barrel Ale brewery in Chris’ garage and have since built it into a thriving brewery and tap house at FarGo Village in Coventry – […]

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Purity Brewing Company wows the crowds at Wembley with national award win

Warwickshire brewery, Purity Brewing Company, has been named Business of the Year Less Than 50 Employees at the national SME Business Awards 2018. The awards ceremony, which took place at Wembley Stadium on Friday (7th December), celebrated Britain’s industrious, hardworking and enterprising SMEs. Purity lifted the trophy to rapturous applause after being named the winner thanks […]

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Orchestra of the Swan Fundraiser Success

A world-renowned orchestra from Stratford has received a huge financial boost after a successful fundraising drive. In just one week, the Orchestra of the Swan managed to generate a massive amount of cash as part of ‘The Big Give’. Generous individuals donated through The Big Give’s website between November 24 and December 3 in a bid to […]

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