Nestled in the Heart of England, Wroxall is surrounded by an abundance of historical attractions and heritage sites, including; Stratford upon Avon, birthplace of the great English Playwright and Poet William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company; Warwick Castle and the fabulous Mediaeval experience; Kenilworth Castle with it’s magnificent Elizabethan gardens and the remarkable remains of Coventry Cathedral.
Wroxall is an ideal base for those looking for a cultural escape – Which is an ideal location being a hotel near Birmingham Airport.
Internationally celebrated Shakespeare Country, home of the English playwright & poet, William Shakespeare has a wealth of things to see and do for all ages. Enjoy family attractions, visit stunning gardens, explore the history of its famous castles and historic houses and take in some heritage and culture. Browse quality independent shops and high street names before re-charging your batteries at the many cafes, tearooms, pubs & restaurants. As the sun sets there is plenty to keep you entertained including theatre evening banquets, cinema and live entertainment.
Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church in Stratford, on the banks of the River Avon, is England’s most-visited Parish Church. William Shakespeare was baptized here, served as a lay rector of the church, & is buried in the chancel where you can view his grave.
Stratford-upon-Avon is an historic town on the river Avon best known as the Today, it is a major theatre-going destination as the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Royal Shakespeare Company is one of the world’s best known theatre companies. Connecting people with Shakespeare & producing bold, ambitious work with living writers, actors & artists. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is a I000+ seat theatre on the banks of the River Avon.
Warwick Castle is Britain’s ultimate castle and its greatest Mediaeval experience. Warwick Castle offers something for everyone, young or old. This is a typical castle with a Great Hall, State rooms, Chapel, Ghost Tower and dungeons.
The vast medieval fortress of Kenilworth Castle is one of the largest historic visitor attractions & most spectacular castle ruins. For more than 400 years, the magnificent Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle has been lost to the world. Re-opened in May 2009 after a E3million restoration, you can now once again experience its full glory.
Baddesley Clinton is a fine medieval moated manor house and garden and is steeped in history. Linked with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, the atmospheric interior has 3 priest holes used to hide persecuted Jesuit priests. The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the Hall is a Grade I listed building.
Packwood House is originally 16th-century, yet its interiors were extensively restored between the world wars by Graham Baron Ash to create a fascinating 20th-century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture. Packwood House contains a fine collection of 16th-century textiles and furniture, and the gardens have renowned herbaceous borders and a famous collection of yews and topiary.
Royal Leamington Spa
Royal Leamington Spa is a fashionable town with its Georgian and Victorian architecture, tree lined avenues and squares, glorious gardens & canal. It offers a unique shopping, dining and cultural experience. The refurbished Royal Pump Rooms house the town’s museum & art gallery.
Coventry Cathedral was a 14th century Gothic church later designated Cathedral, that remains a ruined shell after its bombing during the Second World War. The new St Michael’s Cathedral, built after the destruction of the former is a celebration of 20th century architecture.
The Cotswolds is the country’s largest officially designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Boasting outstanding countryside with river valleys, water meadows, ancient limestone villages & historic market towns. It offers outdoor activity pursuits including Walking, Cycling, Fishing, Golfing, Garden Visits & Horse Riding.
Oxford is renowned for its history and heritage, exquisite architecture, and ancient University, Oxford sits at the very heart of the rural county of Oxfordshire, with its many bustling market towns, picturesque villages, world class museums, festivals, botanic gardens, river boats & punts, and Oxford Castle.