Things to Do In Warwickshire
Visit Warwickshire to revel in the heart of Shakespeare’s England. In Stratford-upon-Avon, the theatres of the Royal Shakespeare Company welcome you to witness one of the Bard’s famous plays live. See signature motte-and-bailey forts and romantic Elizabethan love nests with gatehouses and towers. Miles of canals and stairway locks beckon you for pub lunches and picnics. Step back to the Middle Ages in Warwick with streets overhung by timber-framed houses and market squares. Royal Leamington Spa is also home to the Heritage Motor Centre where you can see England’s connection to the motor industry and motor sport. Warwickshire ticks all the boxes when it comes to history lessons.
Enjoy afternoon tea at Coombe Abbey
Enjoy afternoon or a cream tea, a great English tradition, in the beautiful surroundings of Coombe Abbey, near Coventry.
Treat yourself to an afternoon tea in historic surroundings at Coombe Abbey Hotel. Originally a 12th century Cistercian Abbey, the hotel has been lovingly restored, and is surrounded by 500 acres of parklands.
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the elegant Garden Room Restaurant with a selection of sandwiches, scones, cake and a choice of specialty teas, before exploring the Abbey itself.
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Discover the majestic Warwick Castle
Explore the spooky towers and frightening dungeons at Warwick Castle, and uncover its gruesome past spanning over 1100 years.
Witness some of the darkest, bloodiest and most frightening times in the Castle’s history as live actors and special effects bring to life these gruesome tales.
Experience jousting tournaments, the firing of the mighty Trebuchet or medieval dining, with a programme of daily shows taking place there is something for all ages to enjoy at this fascinating historical site.
We dare you to be brave enough to experience over 1100 years of ghastly history at England's ultimate castle.
Take a relaxing boat ride along the River Avon
Enjoy the tranquil waters of the River Avon by boat, as many have been doing for over 100 years.
Hire a boat with one of the area’s traditional boating companies, and set sail on one of the finest rivers in the country.
For those wanting to explore the further reaches of the river, you can also hire a rowing boat, punt or self-drive motor boat and be on your way.
However, if you’re not one for making your own way along the river, climb aboard a classic Edwardian passenger vessel for a public cruise, which will take you from the Bancroft Gardens and past the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Experience life the Shakespearian way
Visit the historic attractions of Shakespeare’s England and see the places that played a role in the playwright’s life.
See history brought to life at Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, travel back in time to Mary Arden's Farm - the house where Shakespeare’s mother lived, erperience the home and stunning gardens of Anne Hathaway's cottage - the home of his childhood sweetheart, and explore the elegant Jacobean home of Shakespeare's daughter Susanna Shakespeare and her husband Dr John Hall at Hall’s Croft.
See some of Shakespeare’s works performed by the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and complete your visit by staying in the heart of this picturesque town at the Alveston Manor Hotel, a historic Tudor house hotel and a perfect place to stay overnight after a day exploring the historic attractions of Shakespeare’s home town.