Cheap Stratford-upon-Avon Hotels
What to see by car: Stratford-upon-Avon
Although Shakespeare is likely to occupy you all day in Stratford upon Avon,
the Cotswold countryside south of the town is also rewarding, famous for the
honey-blond stone buildings.
The Cotswolds hills start just south of Stratford with the old woolen market
town of Chipping Campden. Unaffected by the industrial revolution, you can enjoy
old England as it was in the 1700s.
Northwards, Warwick Castle is one of the most impressive castles in Britain
and remains in excellent condition, a dramatic fortress rising majestically
from the banks of the River Avon. Dating from 1068, the interior contain towers,
creepy dungeons and palatial state rooms. It also includes a Madame Tassaud's
Other historic buildings in the area include Batsford, with its arboretum and
Japanese garden, and the stately Ragley Hall, set in 400 acres of Parkland.
Also open is Blenheim Palace, a fine example of English Baroque architecture.
A colourful attraction in the area is Butterfly Farm with an astonishing array
of varieties. By contrast the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon is the largest
purpose-designed road transport museum in the UK and houses the world's biggest
collection of historic British cars.
The beautiful Malvern Hills stand solitary to the west of Worcester, yet you
can see them against the skyline from just outside Stratford. They offer excellent
walks with the bonus of historic ruins. There is also the Forest of Arden, what
remains of the vegetation that once covered the entire area.
Selection of hotels in this region:
The Welcombe Hotel & Golf Course
Macdonald Hotels, The Alveston Manor
Billesley Manor Hotel
Macdonald Hotels, The Shakespeare
Stratford Moat House
Stratford Victoria Hotel
Macdonald Hotels, The Swan's Nest
Charlecote Pheasant Hotel
Salford Hall Hotel
Ettington Park Hotel
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