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The Stratford is perfectly located to enjoy all the sights that Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer as well as the delights of the Warwickshire countryside slightly further afield. From all things Shakespeare to picturesque river cruises on the River Avon, you are spoilt for choice.  Ask a member of the hotel team for our recommendations.

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On 18th - 20th July visit The Stratford Upon Avon Home and Garden Show. For more details visit the website

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Kenilworth Castle

Landmarks and Historical

Take your family to one of England's most spectacular castle ruins in Warwickshire. Visit the new Elizabethan Knot Garden designed by Robert Dudley to astound visitors, including Elizabeth 1 in 1575. It presents the most complete picture of an Elizabethan garden anywhere in the World.


As well as the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the repertoire includes classic plays by international dramatists and work by living writers. To purchase tickets call 0844 800 1110 or click here.  Alternatively please click here for information on upcoming performances, behind the scenes tours and the new attraction 'tower' where views across Stratford-upon-Avon are truly awe-inspiring.

Stratford Festival of Motoring


3rd May 2015 - 4th May 2015

The Festival will again take place over the May bank holiday weekend which for 2015 will be Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May. The event will see more than 300 classic and special interest vehicles on display throughout the historic town. 

Stratford Food and Drink Festival


18th - 20th September 2015

Around 25 local traders are already on board for this year's town centre food festival which takes place between This Food Festival will feature continental, specialist food and farmers' markets as well as a taste trail around town, allowing the public to sample tester portions of the best food and drink on offer from local businesses.

Stratford Literary Festival


25th April 2015 - 3rd May 2015

The Stratford Literary Festival is an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour. It is the highlight of the  regional calendar and one of the most significant literary festivals in the UK, attracting thousands of people who share one passion: a love of books, writing and reading.

Stratford River Festival


4th July 2015 - 5th July 2015

For a weekend in the summer, come and enjoy free family fun in Stratford-upon-Avon with music, narrow boats on the River Avon, craft and food stalls, family zone, charity stalls, illuminated boat parade and spectacular fireworks.

Stratford Town Walk

Landmarks and Historical

Make the most of your visit with a guided walk around Stratford to see the Shakespeare Town Houses, Royal Shakespeare Theatres and Holy Trinity Church. The guide will entertain with amusing anecdotes, tales of fires, flood, plague, medieval cures and history of the Town. The tour lasts approx. 1 1/2 - 2hrs.

Stratford upon Avon Arts Festival. Presenting world class performers and artists to a town steeped in history, culture and a desire to be recognised as such. A festival based on quality acts and works from the world of music, theatre, dance, comedy, visual arts and film. A festival for the people of Stratford upon Avon, its businesses and for our welcome guests. An inclusive festival for a culturally rich community.

The Shakespeare Houses

Houses, Gardens and Parks

Choose between Shakespeare's Birthplace, Nash's House, Hall's Croft, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's House - or visit all of them - to witness the history behind William Shakespeare.

warwick castle

Warwick Castle

Landmarks and Historical

The finest medieval fortress in Britain, Warwick Castle is bursting to the towers with tales of treachery, torture and power, and above all fascinating people, times and events.

For a great value family break, why not take a look at the Warwick Castle package offered at Chesford Grange? Click here for details.

Fantastic accommodation is also available in the local area at The Stratford and Stratford Manor.

Theatres, Shows & Concerts

  • The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Houses, Gardens & Parks

  • The Shakespeare Houses
  • Coughton Court

Theme & Adventure Parks

  • Drayton Manor Theme Park

Zoos, Farms & Wildlife

  • Butterfly Farm
  • Hatton Country World
  • Domestic Fowl Trust


  • Touchwood Shopping Centre
  • The Bullring
  • Bicester Village

Galleries & Museums

  • Heritage Motor Centre
  • Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre & Country Park
  • Cadbury World
  • The Falstaffs Experience

Landmarks & Historical

  • Warwick Castle
  • Sudeley Castle
  • Kenilworth Castle

Boat Trips & Cruising

  • Avon Boating

Tours & Guided Walks

  • Stratford-upon-Avon Open Top Bus Tour
  • Stratford Town Ghost Walk

Sports & Recreation

  • Stratford Racecourse

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Local people that live in residential areas around nine of our QHotels can now drop off waste packaging that can't be recycled by the council to a public collection box at each hotel. Not only will this to reduce landfill it will raise money for local charities at the same time.



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It has been a record start to the year for QHotels, as the hotel group scooped three of the top hotel accolades from VenueVerdict as well as nine of the group's hotels receiving Gold Standard Accreditations - the most the group has ever received.