Welcome to Shakespeare's England, where history, culture, and innovation intertwine to offer visitors a truly unforgettable experience. As we celebrate English Tourism Week 2024, here are 12 experiences you won't want to miss!

1. Immerse Yourself in the World of Shakespeare at the RSC

Royal Shakespeare theatre auditorium

Catch a performance or book a guided tour at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). From timeless classics to innovative interpretations, the RSC offers a glimpse into the genius of the Bard himself. 


2. Explore British Motoring History at the British Motor Museum's New Exhibit

Herbert Austin and William Morris exhibition at British Motor Museum

Delve into the rich tapestry of British motoring history at the British Motor Museum's new exhibit featuring Austin Morris at Work. Discover iconic vehicles and fascinating stories that have shaped the automotive landscape. 

3. Indulge in Local Spirits at Warwickshire's Distilleries

The inside of a gin distillery

Raise a glass to Warwickshire's thriving distillery scene. Whether you're savouring the botanical delights of Warwickshire Gin Company, the artisanal craftsmanship of Shakespeare Distillery, the Cotswold Distillery's award-winning spirits, or the unique offerings of East Chase Distillers, there's a drink to satisfy every palate. 

4. Experience the Charm of Independent Hotels

Exterior view of a country house hotel in summer

Book a spring stay at one of Shakespeare's England's independent hotels, such as The Arden Hotel & Mallory Court Hotel and Spa. Take advantage of their special 'Spring Stay' offers and immerse yourself in the region's hospitality and charm. 

5. Embark on Unique Tours for Insider Insights

A Go Cotswolds mini bus parked on a Cotswolds street

Uncover the secrets of Shakespeare's England with unique tours that offer a true insider's perspective. Explore the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon with Stratford Town Walk, discover the picturesque Cotswolds in a day with a Go Cotswolds experience and venture through Warwickshire with Shakespeare’s Coaches.  

6. Celebrate Shakespeare Week 2024

Exterior view of Shakespare's Birthpace beneath a clear blue sky

Join the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in celebrating 10 years of Shakespeare Week from 18-24 March 2024. This year's festivities are dedicated to the women in Shakespeare's life, offering a vibrant program of events and activities both in Stratford-upon-Avon and online. 

7. Explore "Tales from the Riverbank" Exhibition at The Market Hall Museum

Aerial view of Warwick Castle

Delve into the unexpected and extraordinary stories of life on Warwickshire's waterways at the "Tales from the Riverbank" exhibition. From ancient river monsters to celebrity costumes from the Royal Shakespeare Company, this family-friendly exhibition promises to captivate visitors of all ages. 

8. Discover Kenilworth Castle

Exterior view of the ruins of Kenilworth Castle beneath a clear blue sky

Step back in time and explore the magnificent ruins of Kenilworth Castle. With its rich history and stunning architecture, Kenilworth Castle offers a fascinating glimpse into England's medieval past. 

9. Uncover the Secrets of St Mary's Guildhall

A winding mediaeval street in Coventry

Visit St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry and discover its storied past. From royal visits to civic events, this historic venue has witnessed centuries of England's history and is a must-see for any visitor. 

10. Immerse Yourself in Art and Culture at Compton Verney

External view of Compton Verney which is mirrored in the clear lake

Experience the beauty of art and nature at Compton Verney. With its diverse collection of artworks and stunning landscape gardens, Compton Verney offers a tranquil escape from the bustle of modern life. 

11. Step into Shakespeare's Schoolroom

Costumed headmaster addressing a group of visitors in a tudor schoolroom

Explore the very classroom where William Shakespeare studied and gained inspiration for his future works. Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall offers a fascinating insight into the education system of Elizabethan England. 

12. Explore the Grandeur of Charlecote Park

Aerial view of Charlecote Park

Wander through the picturesque grounds and stunning interiors of National Trust Charlecote Park. This historic estate, nestled on the banks of the River Avon, boasts breathtaking views and a rich heritage waiting to be discovered. 

As you embark on these twelve experiences in Shakespeare's England, prepare to be enchanted by the timeless beauty and enduring legacy of one of the world's greatest literary figures. Happy exploring!  

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