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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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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.

 

Ragley Park and Gardens - Easter celebrations
12 - 27 April 2014

Ragley will open from 10am - 5pm every day of the Easter holidays. Guided tours of the state rooms will take place at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and cost £2 for adults & £1 for children. Enjoy brunch in the Terrace Café and hot & cold refreshments in the Lakeside Lodge and Terrace Cafe including Fish & Chips on Good Friday and a traditional Sunday Lunch on Easter Sunday. On Easter Sunday & Monday there will also be additional activities including an Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, children's fairground rides, falconry display and crafts. Activities cost from £2 per person. 

 

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.

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

Shopping

  • 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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