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.
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.
Gliding - Shenington 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.
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.
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.
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.