Things to do in around Warwickshire
Stratford upon Avon is situated in the heart of the English midlands. A market town dating back to medieval times, Stratford is today most famous as the birthplace of the Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare. For further information visit http://www.stratford.co.uk/about.asp.
Stratford Town Walk
Guided sightseeing walking tours in Stratford upon Avon – Winner of the Godiva Award for Best Visitor Attraction. Stratford Town Walk has featured on television, radio and in many national and local magazines and publications. For further information visit http://www.stratfordtownwalk.co.uk.
The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Royal Shakespeare Company has been performing in Stratford for over a century and during that time has performed work with the country’s leading actors, directors and theatres. Julius Caesar, As You Like It and The Comedy of Erros are part of the 2009 Summer and Winter Season. For further information visit http://www.rsc.org.uk.
Imagine a totally electrifying, full day out at Britain’s Ultimate Castle. Where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history – come rain or shine. Experience the heat of battle at such close quarters you’ll almost smell the fear, as winners become true heroes and losers are confined to dark, dank dungeons to be forgotten for eternity. For further information visit http://www.warwick-castle.co.uk.
Butterfly Farm, Stratford upon Avon
Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment. For further information visit http://www.butterflyfarm.co.uk.
Shakespeare Houses and Gardens
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an independent charity that cares for Shakespeare’s heritage. It owns five Shakespeare Houses, Mary Arden’s, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Hall’s Croft, Nash’s House & New Place and Harvard House. For further information visit http://houses.shakespeare.org.uk.
Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire
With permanent and temporary exhibitions including Icons of the Motor Industry, Time Road, Nick Baldwin Collection and Making British Cars, the Heritage Motor Centre was shortlisted as one of the best 35 museums in Europe at the Museum of the Year Awards. For further information visit http://www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk.