Stratford Upon Avon
Set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside on the banks of the River Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. There is plenty of culture and heritage here, as well as traditional pubs in which to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.
Warwick is known as the finest medieval castle in England. Located a 40-minute drive from Elm Tree Farm, it encapsulates over 1000 years of English history. There are ramparts, battlements and even a dungeon and torture chamber: all absolutely authentic and in excellent condition. Displays include medieval weaponry and a waxwork display of a weekend…
Set in the heart of the rolling Buckinghamshire countryside, Claydon House offers plenty of heritage and things to see. Built in Georgian times, Claydon House has gorgeous interiors and military associations going back hundreds of years, with Florence Nightingale being one of its more famous regular visitors.
Built in 1635, Rousham and its beautiful landscape gardens are a must-see for scholars of the work of William Kent (1685-1748), one of the pioneers of English landscape architecture. The gardens remain almost as he left them. Great for long walks and picnics amid stunning surroundings.
A settlement has existed at Stow-on-the-Wold since the Iron Age, and today it is a picturesque town with a population of 2000 people. With a steam railway, historic architecture and plenty of shops and tea rooms, Stow-on-the-Wold is a quintessential English town set in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Wicksteed Park is a great day out for all the family, with rides and attractions as well as scenic walks and the tranquillity of a historic grade II country park. From log flumes to nature reserves, there is enough at Wicksteed Park to keep everyone occupied.