Welcome to Shakespeare's England

Warwickshire is a place where much-loved tales come to life, and new stories are waiting to be written. This is Shakespeare’s England - a quintessentially English county, home to beautiful countryside dotted with historic towns and villages. A destination boasting thousands of years of history and heritage, intriguing art and culture, delicious food and drink, endless family fun, and of course, world-famous theatre and the birthplace of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. 

Vibrant Towns and Pretty Villages

Explore Stratford-upon-Avon, the town that gave us The Bard, where his story lives on today through his birthplace and family homes, and through the Royal Shakespeare Company where his plays are still performed to theatre-goers all-year round. As well as its celebrated connections to Shakespeare, this busy riverside town is loved by the many families, couples and friends who come to enjoy vibrant shopping and dining, historic streets lined with  timber-framed buildings and a great choice of family-friendly attractions.

Delve into the medieval charms of historic Warwick, a market town where narrow cobbled streets with pretty shops and quaint cafes beg to be explored. At the heart of the town sits the majestic Warwick Castle - where a thousand years of history and family fun are waiting to be unleashed! 

Pay a visit to Royal Leamington Spa. A busy town of spa heritage boasting excellent shopping, independent style, and a cool cafe culture, with elegant regency-style architecture and beautiful town centre parks that are perfect for a picnic, and a quiet stroll alongside the River Leam.

Visit Kenilworth, home to the noble ruins of Kenilworth Castle and surrounded by rolling green countryside and beautiful trails. Wander along the bustling high street to uncover local shops, traditional pubs, and pretty tea rooms. 

A Fun Day Out For Everyone

In Shakespeare’s England, there is something to do for everyone. From fun family days out bringing history to life at Warwick Castle or Kenilworth Castle, to nostalgic adventures at the British Motor Museum, and uncovering fascinating art and culture at Compton Verney. Get to know Shakespeare with a trip to the theatre, a lesson in Shakespeare’s Schoolroom, or a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Take a cruise along the River Avon, get close to nature at the Stratford Butterfly Farm, or gather the family for a ramble around Charlecote Park

Enjoy a Taste of Warwickshire

With an exciting food scene and endless local flavours, Warwickshire has a great choice of restaurants, cafes, food festivals, and pubs to please any palette! From award-winning fine dining, to cool, independent cafes, and exciting local producers, a taste of Warwickshire is sure to be enjoyed.

Take a Break in Shakespeare’s England

With so much to do in Warwickshire, why not turn your visit into a short break? With a wide choice of accommodation from family hotels, and country house getaways, to homely guest houses and self-catering cottages or luxury glamping retreats. There is a place to stay to suit all tastes and budgets.

Whether it's a fun day out, or a UK break you are looking for, come and write your story in Shakespeare’s England.

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