We always knew Warwickshire, with its rolling hills, picturesque market towns and the birthplace of a very famous playwright (hint hint Shakespeare!), was a top travel destination, but now it has been made official!

Last month The Lonely Planet revealed Warwickshire as one of the best places to visit in Europe in 2016.

Featuring in the Best in Europe 2016 guide, which also includes a wealth of other holiday-maker hotspots, from Venice to The Dordogne, the travel media company boasts Warwickshire as a county “brimming with beauty”.

Here at Shakespeare’s England, we could hardly disagree.

If it’s exploring the realms of history that floats your boat, visiting the ruins of Kenilworth Castle, the medieval structures of Warwick Castle or Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens in Stratford-Upon-Avon, is bound to leave your thirst for time travel satisfied.

And it doesn’t stop there, the county is abundant with culture. How about watching some live theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, visit the majestic house and gardens of Ragley Hall, or visit the award-winning art gallery at Compton Verney, set in 120 acres of stunning parkland designed by Capability Brown.

Meanwhile, with the host of spectacular eateries (including Kenilworth’s Michelin starred restaurant, The Cross) and superb rural pubs that you can visit on your way, you will have the opportunity to sample some of the local Warwickshire produce too.

For more information, see The Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe Guide 2016 guide yourself and be sure to keep up to date with all of Warwickshire’s hot events this summer (well, hopefully hot!) through following the Shakespeare’s England Facebook and Twitter pages.

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