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Exploring Shakespeare's England

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TELL8158

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

Shakespeare’s England covers South Warwickshire encompassing Stratford-upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and the surrounding towns & villages.  We spend some time in the world famous destination of Stratford-upon-Avon, known for being the birthplace of the world’s greatest playwright – William Shakespeare.  We also take time to visit the ancient market town of Alcester, the oldest market town in Shakespeare’s England – Henley-in-Arden and Royal Leamington Spa with its dramatic Regency architecture.

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Tour Highlights

·  Henley-in-Arden with its 1 mile long High Street

· Royal Leamington Spa

· Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon

· Admission to Coughton Court

· Ancient Market Town of Alcester

Excursions Included

· We make the short journey to Henley-in-Arden where we have time to explore. One of the oldest market towns in Shakespeare’s England the name of this town refers to the Forest of Arden, which is located next to the town.  Henley-in-Arden has an unspoilt historic one mile long high street and with its avenue of elegant Cotswold stone houses, a few Tudor relics, and eclectic shops it is a lovely place to visit.  Following our free time here we continue our journey to Royal Leamington Spa with its delightful parks & gardens and unique mix of top quality shopping. Wide boulevards, Georgian & Edwardian architecture provide a stunning backdrop to the town.

· We visit Coughton Court, home of the Throckmorton family since 1409. Explore the fascinating personalities through the ‘family album’ of portraits & Catholic treasures and learn about its involvement with the Gunpowder Plot.  Following this visit we visit the ancient market town of Alcester, a charming town that offers something for everyone – history, culture, shopping and food & drink.

· We spend the day in Stratford-upon-Avon, internationally renowned for being Shakespeare’s birthplace.  A quintessentially pretty English town lined with historic buildings and places to visit.  With the River Avon running through the heart of this thriving market town it really is a splendid town to sit and while away the hours!

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