Within the undulating green hills of Warwickshire lies a wealth of English heritage. This glorious county is famed for being home to the country’s most well-renowned wordsmith, William Shakespeare. Exploring his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll enjoy stunning Tudor architecture, Bard-themed tearooms, and the chance to see his famous words brought to life by the globally acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company. There’s more to Warwickshire than Mr Shakespeare though – it has glorious gardens and fascinating manor houses, and the lovely villages of the Cotswolds are within easy reach.
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William Shakespeare, arguably England’s greatest wordsmith, was born and died in this picturesque Tudor town. With over 800 years of history, this market town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most significant historic locations in England where you can explore buildings that Shakespeare himself was familiar with.
This impressive moated manor house is an intriguing National Trust property dating back to the 15th century. The house contains lavish Elizabethan interiors and three secret priest’s holes, which would have been built and used during the religious turmoil in the 1590s. You will also see a 19th century chapel and enjoy a relaxing lakeside walk in the beautiful grounds.
A truly memorable experience is a guided tour of the Guide Dogs Training Centre, which has been running since 1941 and trains 220 dogs a year. You’ll have a chance to interact with these incredible canines and learn all about the amazing work they do.
Marvel at the gilded masterpiece of limestone and expert craftsmanship in Chipping Campden, and explore St James Church – one of England’s finest ‘Wool Churches’, funded by wealthy medieval wool merchants. Look around Broadway’s quintessentially Cotswold architecture and discover the village’s interesting artistic heritage.
Hidcote Manor Garden is a famed Arts & Crafts garden located in the Cotswolds. Generally considered to be one of the best gardens in England, it was created in the 20th century by horticulturalist Major Lawrence Johnston. A composition of outdoor ‘rooms’, the garden offers intricate design, wonderful views, bursts of colour and secret spots.
“Who could fail to be enchanted by the amazing dogs at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Training Centre? Such an interesting and informative visit.” (Jackie)
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Honey-hued cottages nestled amongst gentle, verdant slopes – the Cotswolds evoke nostalgic images of quintessential England. This rural idyll surpasses expectations with its delightful villages, genteel tearooms and swathes of grass-green hills.
North Yorkshire is considered to be one of the most beautiful regions of Britain, and with its rolling hills, grand manor houses, evocative abbeys and ancient castles, it’s easy to see why.
From the proud naval history of England’s south coast, to the heritage of its cities, there’s a rich and diverse past to explore in Hampshire. The New Forest is the perfect place to take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The forces of nature that formed Britain’s first National Park can be witnessed in the beautiful ridges and dales of Derbyshire’s Peak District, renowned for its inspiring landscapes, stunning manor houses and rich industrial heritage.
The rural heart of Wales is delightfully unspoilt, with undulating green hills, secluded valleys and lush forests nestled between the rugged Ceredigion coast and the imposing Cambrian Mountains.