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80192284_3c50a4bc99_bSituated in the heart of England, Shakespeare’s England spans South Warwickshire and includes the historic towns of Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Kenilworth and the regal splendour of Royal Leamington Spa.It also encompasses the best of rural England with beautiful scenery, ancient woodland and picturesque market towns, criss-crossed with a patchwork of rivers and canals.

Click on the link below for the leaflet Shakespeare’s England – Places to visit

Shakespeare’s England – local attractions

Within Shakespeare’s England, Warwick, Kenilworth and Royal Leamington Spa are ideal locations to stay and explore. Make this a break to remember with some of the finest boutique and country house hotels on offer. And if you prefer a more independent experience, choose from our range of self-catering cottages, lodges, caravan parks and boat hire.

Shakespears england photo 2Visit a whole host of world famous attractions, including Warwick and Kenilworth castles, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Shakespeare’s England has so much to offer families, couples and those just looking for a leisurely break.

Explore our Region

Some of the hidden treasures of our area include an amazing collection of National Trust properties, stately homes and gardens that are all within reach. Visit Packwood House to see their restored Tudor house, park and garden with notable topiary. Baddesley Clinton is a picturesque medieval moated manor house and garden, whilst Charlecote Park is a superb Tudor house and landscaped deer park.

Stoneleigh Abbey, founded in 1154, is the largest house in Warwickshire and sits in 690 acres of parkland overlooking the River Avon. King Charles I was entertained at Stoneleigh Abbey when the gates of Coventry were closed to him, and Jane Austen was inspired to share the interiors and views of the grounds in her novels.

Following a ten-year restoration period, Compton Verney has been transformed from a Georgian mansion into an art gallery of international standing. The stunning settings provided by the landscaped grounds, designed by Capability Brown, and are perfect for a family picnic.

For more information on our area and holiday ideas visit www.shakespeares-england.co.uk

Kenilworth

Kenilworth is perhaps best known for its castle, which lies in romantic ruins to the west of the town.

Kenilworth photo 3Kenilworth Castle, with its restored Elizabethan Gardens is a truly inspirational place, which has been further enhanced with the recent addition of viewing platforms that allow visitors to enjoy stunning views from the castle not seen in over 350 years. A short walk from the castle is the ruin of the Abbey of St Mary, which sits in Abbey Fields. Here you will find 68 acres of open space along with swimming pools, tennis courts, a lake, and numerous nature trails along with an exciting new children’s playground.

Useful Links:                                                                                                     www.kenilworthweb.co.uk

www.priorytheatre.co.uk

www.talismankenilworth.co.uk

Royal Leamington Spa

Recently voted as the 3rd best place to live in the UK for families. Royal Leamington Spa is the hidden jewel of Warwickshire, the town boasts dramatic Regency architecture, delightful parks and gardens and a unique mix of top quality shopping, with a fantastic range of independents alongside high street brands.

Leamington photo 1The historic heart of Royal Leamington Spa is Old Town, south of the River Leam. Steeped in history, particularly as the industrial centre during the first half of the twentieth century, this part of the town has since attracted many different restaurants and now provides a wealth of exciting activities such as dance, theatre and live music.

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum in the Royal Pump Rooms provides opportunities for all ages to learn, enjoy and participate in the creation, interpretation and preservation of our wonderful arts and heritage.

Leamington photo 2The Parade stretches the length of Royal Leamington Spa town centre and showcases the typical elegant Regency architecture within the town. Regent Street, Warwick Street and Park Street offer a vast range of independent stylish boutiques and nationally recognized brands.
At night, the town comes to life with inspiring performances and live entertainment at an exciting range of venues. At the Royal Spa Centre there is a year-round program of classical concerts, comedy, serious drama, nationally recognized dance and theatre companies and a variety of live music, catering for all tastes.

Useful Links:
www.royal-leamington-spa.co.uk

www.regent-court.co.uk

www.royalpriors.com

www.leamingtonshoppingpark.co.uk

www.leamingtonassembly.com

www.warwickdc.gov.uk/wdc/royalpumprooms

www.warwickdc.gov.uk/wdc/royalspacentre

Stratford-upon-Avon

The Stratford-upon-Avon area comprises of rolling countryside, bustling market towns, historic mansions and pretty little villages.

Stratford-upon-Avon photo 2William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564; get a glimpse of what life was like in 16th Century England through the five Shakespeare properties that are preserved in and around the town by the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust. World-renowned for their invigorating and innovative productions of Shakespearean plays, the Royal Shakespeare Company performs to visitors from all over the globe.

Stratford-upon-Avon photo 1Visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre and enjoy the view from the rooftop restaurant. There are plenty of attractions to enjoy, a wide range of festivals, theatre, live music and art galleries. The excellent selection of quality shopping and superb restaurants, combined with first class culture makes Stratford-upon-Avon a must visit destination.

Useful Links:
www.shakespeares-england.co.uk

Or call Shakespeare’s England: 01789 260677