When it comes to English heritage, Warwickshire ticks all the boxes. Think rolling hills, dotted with ancient towns chock-full of half-timbered buildings and the cosiest of hearth-lit pubs. Imposing castles, steeped in history, myth, and folklore. And a certain playwright, whose legacy lives on from Stratford-Upon-Avon to Shottery – making Warwickshire one of the UK’s must-visit destinations.
Delve into Warwickshire’s fabled literary heritage with a Coast & Country Hotels break. Our Warwickshire hotels are found in the county’s most beloved destinations, including Stratford-upon-Avon, the inimitable birthplace of William Shakespeare. Stay in The Charlecote Pheasant, and enjoy the character of its oaken beams and traditional four-poster beds – reflecting the history and heritage of the region.
Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, tracing the legacy of the Bard from his former home to the impressive Royal Shakespeare Theatre on the banks of the River Avon. The playwright’s story continues out of town too, with a visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in nearby Shottery being an absolute must-see for lovers of literary history.
Elsewhere, the Elizabethan ruin of Kenilworth Castle, operated by English Heritage, offers over 900 years of history to explore and discover, as well as the perfect spot for a picnic on a sunny afternoon. The towns of Warwick and Leamington Spa are also well worth visiting, for attractions including the romantic keep of 17th-century Warwick Castle, and the Royal Pump Rooms, a Grade II listed spa bath dating from the 19th century.
Travelling with children? Spot wildlife in the grounds of Charlecote Park, or visit Plantasia, home to the UK’s largest collection of hedge mazes. Twycross Zoo is also within easy reach, while the Shakespeare Express steam train offers a fun day out for all the family.
Whether you’re planning a weekend spa retreat or a golfing getaway with friends, a Coast & Country Hotels stay in Warwickshire brings you closer to the captivating destinations of this timeless English county. Click here to book your next Warwickshire hotel stay today