Heart of England in Winter

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Day 1 – Welcome to Stratford-Upon-Avon

Check in to your hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon & have some free time to explore.
Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace & take a canal boat tour on the river Avon.

Overnight, Bed & Breakfast at the Arden Hotel Stratford-Upon-Avon or similar

Day 2 – Day Tour to Cotswolds

Get picked up from your hotel by a coach at 09.00 am
The tour visits a variety of towns, villages and beauty spots that characterise the beauty of the Cotswolds – a region of quintessentially English countryside and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The stops on our Cotswolds day tour are:

Dover’s Hill view point.
Chipping Campden (1 hour free-time, maps provided).
Broadway Tower.
Stow-on-the-Wold (1 hour 15 minutes free-time, maps provided).
Bourton-on-the-Water (45 minutes free-time).
We also visit a secret of-the-beaten-track Cotswolds village – but you’ll have to join us on a tour to find out about this one!

Overnight, Bed & Breakfast at the Arden Hotel Stratford-Upon-Avon or similar

Day 3 – Goodbye Stratford-Upon-Avon

This morning after breakfast, your adventure ends.

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Audley Binswood Hall

The beautiful Grade II listed 19th century Victorian Binswood Hall is a former school in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa. With no expense spared it was re-opened as part of the Audley Binswood retirement village and now features a public restaurant and bistro as well as a health club and pool. Whittle’s restaurant is open 7 days a week, proudly serving a modern menu with a classical twist. Whittle’s takes huge pride in its locally sourced seasonal food and carefully executed menus, and always aims for high standards in presentation, taste and service. For those wishing to enjoy a…

The Cottage Company Warwickshire

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Ricoh Arena

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Hotel du Vin, Stratford Upon Avon - Exterior

Hotel du Vin, Stratford upon Avon

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Tailors Restaurant Exterior

Tailors Restaurant

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ShoeMed, Stratford Upon Avon


ShoeMed is a unique, specialist retail shoe shop offering outstanding service. ShoeMed provides a personalised shoe fitting and consultation service with a trained shoe fitter, that enables you to find shoes to perfectly fit your feet. ShoeMed stock a variety of different quality brands, for example Finn Comfort, Joya, Carl Semler, and Legero. All the shoes offer seamless comfort, removeable foot beds and styles to suit various needs. Alongside their great shoes they also sell shoe inserts to relieve foot pain, and beautiful compression socks. So if you have wide feet, sore feet, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, morton’s neuroma or are…

The Stratford Park Hotel & Golf Club - Exterior 2

The Stratford Park Hotel & Golf Club

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Mary Arden’s Farm

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Joseph's Amazing Camels

Joseph’s Amazing Camels

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The Moat House Inn

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The Farm, Solihull

The Farm

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Mortons Kitchen Bar and Deli

Mortons Kitchen Bar & Deli

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