Woo your loved one in romantic Stratford-upon-Avon
Discover where the writer of Romeo and Juliet lived, worked and married his own sweetheart Anne Hathaway at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Idle away an hour or two on the River Avon with Avon Boating and relax in your own private gondola. At night, see how Shakespeare plays should really be performed, by world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Soak up the ambience, atmosphere and fairytale romance of this historic market town and cosy-up in one of the many pubs and hotels with warming log fires in quintessential English surroundings. In the heart of Shakespeare’s England, Stratford-upon-Avon is a romantic retreat for lovers and poets alike.
Explore the romantic countryside of Shakespeare’s England
Indulge in a romantic break in the Warwickshire countryside and the heart of Shakespeare’s England. Escape the stresses and strains of life by enjoying some of the finest romantic hotels England has to offer including the Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club or Ettington Park , each with its own unique type of style and romance… Enjoy a massage or a spa treatment together, or treat each other to A La Carte dining in their critically acclaimed restaurants. Use these as your base to explore the idylic towns and villages nestled throughout Shakespeare’s England. From full on luxury to romance on a budget, you will be guaranteed to find the perfect romantic getaway.
Enjoy regency romance in Royal Leamington Spa
Royal Leamington Spa boasts dramatic Regency architecture, delightful parks and gardens and a unique mix of top quality shopping, with a fantastic range of independent shops alongside high street brands it is ideal for a short break away. With historic Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon only minutes away this is truly the romantic heart of Shakespeare’s England. Royal Leamington Spa has an impressive array of entertainment venues, a rich choice of restaurants and some of the country’s best spas and salons, and along with fabulous romantic hotels such as Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa, this is an ideal romantic destination.
Enjoy the finest spa and boutique hotels
Shakespeare’s England is blessed with some of the countries finest spa and boutique hotels. Right in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is the Arden Hotel – with 45 bedrooms this is an intimate and sophisticated luxury hotel. Nearby you could also stay at the Church Street Town House a boutique bed and breakfast, located opposite Shakespeare’s School it is a perfect base to soak up the atmosphere of the town.
Stratford is also blessed with many of other romantic hotels including The Stratford, or travel 5 minutes out of town to the Welcombe Hotel, Spa and golf club – a wonderful country house retreat or to the stunningly romantic boutique B&B The Bell in Alderminister. Or why not stay at the Wroxall Estate – an award winning country house hotel in Warwick.
In Shakespeare’s England there are many places to treat that extra special person in your life and indulge yourself in a romantic break away. For more hotels in and around Shakespeare’s England click here and begin your romantic adventure.
Romantic things to see and to in Shakespeare’s England
Stratford-upon-Avon, is of course, the birthplace of the world famous Bard – William Shakespeare and the town has a number of attractions that are linked with him. You can take a tour around William’s birthplace and see what life was like when Shakespeare was born at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, or nearby is one of the most beautiful and charming cottages in England – Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. This is the most romantic of all the Shakespeare houses and was the childhood home of his future bride Anne Hathaway. The house is easily accessible by car or you can catch one of our open top bus tours with City Sightseeing to the house and have a guided tour of the town on the way too!
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Shakespeare’s England is the perfect place for a romantic break
Warwickshire is the ideal place for a romantic break. Stroll around arm-in-arm in the picturesque streets of our towns and villages, go rowing along the River Avon, explore the many museums, art galleries and country parks on offer, or simply enjoy a meal together in one of award winning restaurants.
One of the most romantic experiences of any break in Shakespeare’s England is the chance to take a leisurely boat trip down the River Avon. The river runs through the heart of the area and allows you to see wonderful towns such as Stratford-upon-Avon at from a different perspective. For boat hire or guided tours of the river contact Avon Boating.
Escape the stresses of a busy life and take time out for your loved one in Shakespeare’s England. Spend quality time together and treat yourselves to a relaxing spa weekend at Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club, waking up to spectacular views of rolling countryside. Or kick back and chill out with a glass or two of champagne in the decadent surroundings of Church Street Town House in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon before heading upstairs to the boutique bedrooms, complete with four poster beds. Why not splash out with a day of luxury shopping at Bicester Village, world renowned for designer brands before completely spoiling yourselves with a divine fine-dining experience at Mallory Court Hotel in Royal Leamington Spa?