The Best of Both Worlds at Wroxall Abbey

Nestled in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, but just 10 short miles from the centre of Birmingham; Wroxall Abbey Hotel and Estate has the luxury of offering both the hustle and bustle of the city as well as the calm and tranquillity of rural Warwickshire and offers some of the finest accommodation Warwick has to offer.

To help you choose whether it’s the county or the city life for you, we have turned to two equally impressive, but totally opposite institutions: the NEC and the National Trust. Whether it’s the buzz of the UK’s largest exhibition centre in the UK that you’re after, or the beauty and majesty of Warwickshire’s finest National Trust properties and gardens; Wroxall Abbey is the perfect place to stay. So let’s see what you could be getting up to during your stay at Wroxall over the coming months…

What’s coming up at the NEC?

Crafts for Christmas Thursday 3rd November – Sunday 6th November

If you’re all about homemade Christmas gifts, then this is the show for you. The hall will be filled to the brim with one of a kind gifts that you can spoil your nearest and dearest with, as wells as Christmas decorations in every colour, shape and size imaginable! Not only this, but there will be experts on hand throughout the day who will be providing draft demonstrations to help you perfect your festive artistry. On top of all of that, there will be plenty of exclusive ‘show only’ offers and promotions for you to enjoy and on-site gift wrapping services!

Cake International Friday 4th November – Sunday 6th November

If you’re all Christmassed out after the Crafts for Christmas show, then why not hop over to Cake International? The highly anticipated annual show is set to be the biggest and best yet this year. With the world’s biggest display of competition pieces, demonstrators and industry experts from around the world, Cake International is a cake lover’s paradise. Learn all about the newest trends in the cake world and grab all of the must-have baking tools and gadgets.

Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival Friday 4th November – Sunday 6th November

For a slightly more mindful and relaxed experience, the Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival is the place to be. Here, you will have access to some of the “most inspirational, motivational speakers, musicians, artists and performers from across the globe. As well as a whole host of exhibitors presenting wellbeing & health products, organic food, therapies, jewellery, holistic retreats, divinations, supplements and healing”. If you’re looking for a truly zen weekend, this is the show for you.

BBC Good Food Show Winter Thursday 24th November – Sunday 27th November

With famous foodies Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Michel Roux Jr and many more all making appearances at this winter’s BBC Good Food Show; it’s definitely worth a visit. Each of the culinary superstars will be demonstrating some of their favourite seasonal recipes in the Supertheatre- so make sure you bring your notebook! As well as these expert demonstrations, find inspiration in the hundreds of regional and seasonal producers that will be exhibiting. It’s the perfect way to get your taste buds ready for winter…

What can I do with the National Trust in Warwickshire?

Baddesley Clinton

Baddelsley Clinton is a 16th century estate nestled in the heart of the ancient Forest of Arden. The seat of the Ferrers family for 500 years, the estate is full of history and intrigue. Possibly the best part of this stunning National Trust acquisition are the beautiful is the beautiful walks that surround the property. Why not spend a leisurely afternoon taking a stroll along the Baddesley Clinton Canal Walk? The walk takes you along quaint country lanes and down alongside the Grand Union Canal- you’ll feel a million miles away from the commotion of the city.

Farnborough Hall

Farnborough Hall is a stunning Georgian property made from beautiful locally quarried Hornton honey-coloured stone. Not only does the grandeur of the 17th century interior impress, but the surrounding mile long Terrace and Grade I listed Parkland of Farnborough Hall provide the perfect place for a relaxing Warwickshire walk. This route takes you through the beautiful grounds of Farnborough Hall and out into the local area. Soak up the surrounding beauty of rural Warwickshire as you pass Sourlands Pool, the quaint villager of Avon and the Dassett Hills.

Charlecote Park

This beautiful Victorian home has more history than you might think. Though the house itself only dates back to the 19th century, it sits on the site that has been home to the Lucy family for 900 years. Not only this, but the house is surrounded by an awe-inspiring landscaped deer park. Charlecote’s tranquil parkland is the perfect place to picnic, play or wander all year round. Enjoy deer walks with the Ranger, or simply wander through the parkland- either way it is the perfect way to spend a relaxing hour or two.

As you can see, between them, the NEC and the National Trust have a lot to offer. So whether it’s the excitement of the exhibition centre or the tranquillity of the countryside that takes your fancy, as one of the finest hotels near NEC Birmingham, Wroxall Abbey is the place to stay. Book direct here or give us a call on 01926 484 470.

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