"And to thee and thy company I bid a hearty welcome."
William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 5 Scene 1
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Walk in the Bard’s footsteps and build up the full picture of the man and his sonnets with access to his family homes and the places most important to him.
From his childhood dwellings and the Jacobean interiors of his daughter’s home, to his mother’s Tudor farm and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Get exclusive discounted entry to five unique properties in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. Tickets are valid for 12 months.
Prices from £17.50pp. Visit Guest Services on arrival to book your ticket.
Experience the Cotswolds
This area of outstanding natural beauty has an abundance of stunning villages to explore, with quaint country pubs, gorgeous tea rooms and stunning views that roll on for miles. We’ve put together this three-stop tour that includes a visit to Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.
Coach travel is included. Departs from the hotel at 10am, returning by 4pm.
This tour costs £19 per person. Reserve your place at time of booking, or visit Guest Services on arrival.
Purity Brewing Company tour
This award-winning brewery is based on a working farm just three miles from the hotel. Established in 2005, their mission is simple: brew great beer without prejudice, with a conscience and with a consistency and an attention to detail which is second to none.
Our bespoke tour includes the ins and outs of how the locally-crafted beers and ales are produced. Afterwards, enjoy a cheese board with chutneys and jams, featuring local produce, along with a generous tasting session.
This tour costs £25 per person. Reserve your place at time of booking, or visit Guest Services on arrival.
This famous local landmark has a history stretching back almost 1100 years, and has survived attack, siege and fire. It makes for a great day out – take in the battlements and magnificent interiors then witness some of the darkest times in its history as you explore the dungeons.
There are spectacular shows that bring history vividly to life: birds of prey displays, the Castle’s resident bowman and the largest working siege machine in the world.
Prices from £13pp. Visit Guest Services on arrival to book your ticket.
An afternoon in Bourton-on-the-Water
Places don’t get much more postcard-perfect than Bourton-on-the-Water. Famous for its low bridges and honey-coloured stone buildings, it’s as peaceful as it is inviting. There’s time for a wander along the water and a bite to eat. Coach travel is included, with departure from the hotel at 12 noon, returning by 4pm.
This tour costs £15 per person. Reserve your place at time of booking, or visit Guest Services on arrival.
This ancient manorial town boasts a Norman church and Georgian architecture, and the mile-long High Street is a conservation area lined with more than 150 buildings of Historic Interest.
The famous Henley Ice Cream parlour dates from the 16th century and serves delicious ice cream - 50 flavours at the last count - made on local Midlands farms.
The Cotswolds Distillery is a rare gem; award-winning spirits are carefully crafted here using local ingredients, traditional methods and decades of expertise.
Enjoy a guided tour around the distillery’s production areas and warehouse, and see the processes in action. Then sample the full range of spirits and liqueurs in the cosy tasting room.
The Arden Way
Winding its way for 26 miles, this footpath traces the old byways of the ancient Forest of Arden, believed to be the setting for Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
The marked path cuts right through the Castle grounds. Turn right towards Ullenhall and its old parish church, or left takes you through woodland and water meadows towards Coughton Court.