Guide to Cottage Holidays in Shakespeare's Country

Most people have heard of Shakespeare Country and for those who are not familiar with it, Shakespeare Country centres on Stratford Upon Avon, a beautiful place for cottage holidays.  Enjoy reading through the information on Shakespeare's Country below.  Let us guide you on the sights and attractions.  Shakespeare Country is named after Shakespeare, who is one of England’s best known playwrights.  The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time and continue to be read, hundreds of years after they were written.  The works of Shakespeare continue to fascinate and cause debate even today.  If you are looking for quintessentially English countryside, historical towns and pretty villages then a cottage break in Shakespeare Country is to be recommended.

Shakespeare country cottages
Shakespeare Country is a term used to describe the area around Stratford upon Avon where Shakespeare was born and grew up.  For some Shakespeare Country aptly describes Stratford upon Avon where the author was born.  For others, the term Shakespeare Country is used more broadly to describe Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa and a number of pretty villages within Warwickshire including Temple Grafton where Shakespeare married.  Shakespeare did also for some time live in London but retired back to Stratford upon Avon towards the end of his life.

Find cottages in Shakespeare's Country

If you have a passion for Shakespeare you should enjoy a cottage stay in Shakespeare country where you can visit a number of sights which centre around the life of Shakespeare, as well as some other interesting historical sights.

 

Places that may be of interest to visit during a cottage holiday include: 

-    Stratford Upon Avon

where you will find a number of Shakespeare related attractions including the house where Shakespeare was born, Nash’s House and New Place, Mary Arden’s farm (where Shakespeare’s mother was raised) and the pretty Anne Hathaway’s cottage.


-    Warwick and Warwick Castle


-    Kenilworth with its ruined castle

-    Royal Leamington Spa

 

-    Pretty villages including Stoneleigh, Shipston on Stour, Southam, Alcester and Henley in Arden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical buildings in Stratford upon Avon

Shakespeare’s country is itself a beautiful part of England with a great deal to see and do.  Some people also stop by the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds whilst enjoying a cottage holiday in Shakespeare Country.  However each of these holiday destinations has so much to offer that it may be best to focus on enjoying just one area during a cottage break rather than cram in too much on a whistle stop tour.  Both Shakespeare’s Country and the Cotswolds are particularly beautiful parts of England to explore on a self catering holiday.  If you want to get a true taste of country life why not stop by one of the farmer's markets or visit a local craft fair during your stay.

If you wish to visit the Cotswolds then find:

Cottages in the Cotswolds