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NEW Heart of England: Shakespeare’s Stratford & the Cotswolds

5 Days

Step back in time and discover the Heart of England on our charming getaway to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. Visit Shakespeare’s family homes with included admission into Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Mary Arden’s Farm, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s New Place and Hall’s Croft. Enjoy excursions to the attractive villages of Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, followed by a delightful cream tea.


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4 nights half board

Excursions to Cheltenham, Gloucester & Royal Leamington Spa

Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon with admission into Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place, Hall’s Croft, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm

Tour around the Cotswolds with visit to Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold & Bourton-on-the-Water

Cream tea in Bourton-on-the-Water


Day 1 – We travel to Cheltenham, the most complete Regency town in Britain, before continuing to our 4-star hotel in Gloucester.

Day 2 – Today we visit the five properties of the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust. Highlights include actors and guides in Elizabethan costume, period furniture and archery and birds of prey demonstrations.

Day 3 – Today we visit Gloucester, the cathedral city of the Cotswolds for free time. Perhaps visit the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, home to “The Glorious Glosters” – the most decorated regiment in the British Army, or the National Waterways Museum before exploring the 11th century Gloucester Cathedral, resting place of King Edward II.

Day 4 – Enjoy a scenic tour around the Cotswolds. Our first stop today is Broadway, often referred to as the ‘Show Village of England’ due to its sheer beauty and magnificence. Next, we visit the delightful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, home to a variety of antique shops and art galleries. Afterwards, we travel to Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ because of its attractive little bridges that cross the gently flowing River Windrush. Here, we have arranged a cream tea for you to enjoy before returning to our hotel.

Day 5 – We travel home with a leisurely stop at Royal Leamington Spa.


Departure DateTitleHotelDays(from) 
23 Mar 2020Heart of England: Shakespeare's Stratford & the CotswoldsMercure Gloucester Bowden Hall 5 days £399.00 Book Now