Apart from being steeped in history, Stratford-upon-Avon boasts a fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment experience, from designer boutiques to homemade craft and souvenir shops. Restaurants and Bistros to Riverboat dining, and of course the world famous National Shakespeare Theatre featuring legends of stage and screen.

With easy road, rail and airport access, it is the perfect place for a vacation or short break. Using the lodge as a base, you can enjoy the delights not only of Shakespeare’s hometown, but also the nearby surrounding counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

Enjoy Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds to the south, Worcester and the Malverns to the west, Warwick Castle and Henley-in-Arden to the north, and all within easy access of Stratford itself.

Dining Out:
Whether you are after a light lunch or classic cuisine you will find many alternatives to fine dining in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. There are many award winning restaurants providing a wide selection of food to suit all tastes, with a price range to suit every pocket. Restaurants include: Barasset Barn, Bensons of Stratford, Strada, George Town, Quarto’s. You can many fine Pubs & Inns in both traditional and contemporary styles.
There are old English Tea Rooms, cafes and Bistros - even fast food outlets.

The Cotswolds:
The hills of the Cotswolds of Gloucestershire start just south of Stratford with Chipping Campden, an historic major town. This is the old market town, where woollen merchants traded for hundreds of years. Unaffected by the industrial revolution, you can enjoy old England as it was in the 1700’s. The Cotswolds are famous for the honey-blond stone buildings. The whole town of Chipping Campden is built of it, and is a typical example of the entire district.

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When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight…
Love's Labours Lost

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