Hallmark – 3* & 4* hotels in great places

Hallmark operate 28 hotels across the UK. All of the hotels are 3* or above. Each one is unique and offer excellent facilities including award winning restaurants, event spaces and leisure facilities. Find out more about current special deals at these lovely hotels by clicking here.

Three hour Birds of Prey Special offer for 1 – was £49 now £24.50

What happens on the day? As far back as the Dark Ages birds of prey adorned the fists of kings and hunted for them in a unique partnership. Today’s falconers keep this ancient skill alive, and this chance to get hands on with some of nature’s greatest predators will transport … more

Compton Verney wins top restoration accolade

Compton Verney has won the highly prestigious Brown Tercentenary Award at the annual Georgian Group Awards in London. The Georgian Group is an English and Welsh conservation organisationcreated to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Compton Verney is a … more

Review: The Fuzzy Duck at Armscote

If like me whenever you check out of a hotel room many of the toiletries “accidentally” fall into your wash bag the odds are they will have been supplied by Baylis and Harding, one of the leading brands in that field. But what we have in the Warwickshire hamlet of … more

Win a 2-night stay for two at the Holiday Inn Stratford-upon-Avon worth £250+

The Holiday Inn Stratford-upon-Avon is on the banks of the beautiful River Avon and is in the heart of Shakespeare country so is the perfect place for those that like to relax and unwind, or explore and discover. Two nights for 2 plus 3-course dinner with wine We have two … more

Ragley Hall

Designed by Robert Hooke in 1680, one of the earliest of England’s great Palladian houses, with a massive portico added by Wyatt in 1780. The elaborately plastered Great Hall by James Gibb in 1750 is one of the finest Baroque interiors. Good French and English furniture and paintings – also … more

The Christmas Truce – a festive family play at the RSC

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Waterside Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 6BB T: 0844 800 1110 www.rsc.org.uk December 1914. As families across Europe gather to celebrate Christmas, a generation of young men find themselves far away from their loved ones in the trenches of the Western Front. There they face a world seemingly devoid … more

The Birthplace Christmas Lightshow – FREE event

A spectacular 3D lightshow beamed onto the walls of Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon – accompanied by theatrical performances from Shakespeare Aloud. Show opens on Thursday 27 November at 5.30 pm and repeated again the same day at 6, 6.30 and 7pm. Show runs daily until 14 December at 4.30, 5, … more

Welcombe Hotel Spa and Golf Club 4*: Review

Welcombe Hotel Spa and Golf Club Warwick Road Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 0NR T: + 44 (0) 1789 295252 E: [email protected]   This hotel is a 10-minute taxi-ride from Stratford-upon-Avon station and near to the Shakespeare Country sites and the fascinating town of Warwick and its castle. The driveway entrance is … more

Halloween and half-term fun

Celebrate Halloween and the October half term from 25 October – 2 November with a host of spooky family events in Shakespeare’s England. Carve pumpkins, enjoy family ghost trails, learn how to make potions and spells or simply enjoy an autumnal walk. For the very brave there are plenty of … more