Warwick Castle 

LOCAL LINKS & ACTIVITIES

There is lots to go and see and do, if you have a particular interest and its not here let us know and we will do our best to find out. As with all activities at the moment it is worth checking websites for Covid 19 restrictions.

Walking

There are  plenty of local walks to be enjoyed, these include sections of the 'Shakespeare's Way' and 'Macmillans Way'. We recommend '20 Walks in Shipston Country' sold in aid of Shipston Home Nursing. This can be obtained for £6.00 in our village shop in Ettington. 

Suggested maps are Ordnance Survey Explorer series no 205 & 206. 

 

Nearby at Edgehill, the opening of the Civil War in 1642 took place, you can download a walk of the Battlefield here. 

Camel Trekking in Warwickshire  Joseph Amazing Camels is just ten minutes away and offer various camel related rides on their Camel Farm. These include a simple  one hour ‘meet and greet’ or a  genuine ‘Bedouin Experience'

 

Golf - Lovely golf course at Feldon Valley - Brailes is about 15 minutes away, popular so you will need to your to book your tee on line in good time.

GlidingShenington Gliding Club near Edgehill offers trail lessons and courses.  Check latest information on their website.

 

Bicycling -There is wonderful countryside to explore and as we are keen cyclists ourselves, we can recommend routes for all abilities. We cannot lend bicycles but if you bring your own we have secure storage in our garage.
 

Boating on the Avon  - In Stratford, Avon Boating  offer a variety of packages for hire from  a romantic row your own to more picturesque stately river cruises in their classic Edwardian launch. 

LOCAL PLACES TO EAT

We have a good selection and we suggestbooking to avoid disappointment,

click on links to see their websites.


The Chequers Ettington, Our local Gastro pub, only a mile away.

The Peacock Oxhill, Very close by, a traditional pub with good food. 

 

Royal Oak  Whatcote, a recently refurbished traditional village public house.

Ebrington Arms, about fifteen minutes drive near Chipping Campden. Won North Cotswold Pub of the year 3 years running.

The Bell in Alderminster, part of The Alscot Estate, just outside Stratford. 

Fuzzy Duck, Armscote, A gastro pub about five miles from us. 

Howard Arms Ilmington, Traditional country pub with restaurant. 

EATING IN STRATFORD  
Visit Stratford upon Avon To discover latest about what's on, and where to eat in Stratford. 

Salt Restaurant, 8 Church Street, Chef Paul Foster's (from Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons)  recently opened restaurant. This is fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere, superb reviews. 

The Opposition, popular with both  theatre goers and locals.

 

Lambs,  16th century restaurant in Sheep Street, well recommended.

Sorrento Restaurant A favourite Italian, perfect for a pre or after theatre dinner.

Le Bistrot Pierre Another good place for a pre theatre dinner.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

 Royal Shakespeare Company -To book tickets to the theatre.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - To see houses and places the bard knew. New - The redesigned Gardens at New Place 

Compton Verney - Art gallery and much more - just a couple of miles from us 

 British Motor Museum  at Gaydon. Worlds largest collection of British cars. 

Warwick - County town with historic past. 

Warwick Castle - Medieval castle with Victorian additions

Lord Leycester Hospital - Just down the road from the Castle. Highly recommended 

Kenilworth Castle - Romantic ruin run by English Heritage

Ragley Hall - Historic Palladian House. 

RACING 
Stratford Warwick - Cheltenham 

THE COTSWOLDS & OXFORDSHIRE

Stow in the Wold - Historic Market town in the Cotswolds, places to eat, art and antique shops. 

 

Chipping Campden  - ancient Wool town with spectacular church.

 

Blenheim Palace - birthplace of Winston Churchill
 

NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTIES - within easy reach.
Charlecote - Home of the Lucy family since the 12th century, Shakespeare is supposed to have poached game here as a young man.

Baddesley Clinton - 15th Century moated manor house, belonging to the Ferrers Family. 

Hidcote Gardens - The world famous garden created by the American Lawrence Johnson, combine with Kiftsgate.

Upton House - Fine paintings and restored 1930's garden.

Packwood - Impressive topiary, close to Baddesley Clinton.

Chastleton - Jacobean Gem - untouched.

We are very fortunate enough to live in one of the most beautiful and historic regions in England 

© James Kerr Photography
 

 Many of the photographs on this website can be found in Shakespeare's Scenery - Our local coffee table book of Warwickshire, with foreword by Dame Judi Dench and photographed by James Kerr is available for £15.00.  

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