Home to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the county of Warwickshire has plenty of historical towns to visit. No trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon would be complete without a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and the cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway. Make sure you leave time to catch a production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre before you head back to the comfort of your holiday cottage.
Another stunning jewel of a town, Royal Leamington Spa has much to offer too. Take in a tour of the iconic, clifftop Warwick Castle or gaze at breath-taking masterpieces, before you scour the library shelves and grab a coffee from the cafe at the Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum.Read More
Few people realise that part of the Cotswolds is actually located in Warwickshire but those who do venture to the Northern most tip will not be disappointed. Typical Cotswold villages and hamlets are scattered across the area and one such hamlet worth a visit is Armscote – home to an attractive Jacobean manor house. In nearby Ilmington you will find unspoilt, old stone cottages nestled around the picture perfect village green and the surrounding Campden Hills, in particular Windmill Hill, gives visitors to the area the opportunity to get out into the real British countryside.
Just moments beyond the Cotswolds boundaries you will find the beautiful market town of Shipston-on-Stour, previously renowned for producing local wool. Today Shipston is a thriving market town featuring an interesting and unusual mix of shops, pubs and restaurants.
But, no trip to the area would be complete without a tour of the outstanding Cotswolds Distillery. Here you can learn all about the traditional production methods used to craft their award-winning spirits. Who knew this area of the Cotswolds produced not only craft whisky and gin, but a version of the Italian lemon liqueur – Limoncello.
It is easy to see how one weekend is simply never long enough to get a true feel for the delights and charms of the Cotswolds. Which is why so many of our guests return time and time again to stay in one of our luxury cottages here on the edge of Warwickshire. And why even more of them return with friends and family in tow to share in the wonder of this area of outstanding natural beauty.
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