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Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry & Warwickshire

Avon Boating
For over 100 years the Boathouse has been hiring out small boats and running passenger vessels on the Avon. The river, one of the finest reaches for boating in the country, has remained virtually unchanged in all this time. It is a real delight, a pleasure to be out on its peaceful waters. Come and relax and enjoy it with us The Boathouse, Swan's Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS  Tel: (01789) 267073

Canal and River Tours 

Join us on board the only trip boat in Stratford upon Avon licensed to travel through the historic town lock.  Fun audio presentation, wheelchair access and discounts for groups.  Whatever the weather Jennifer May will be running. 



Enjoy talks, tours or simply explore 120 acres of Capability Brown parkland.  Seasonal dining and gift shop available.  Visit the website or to find out about our great rates for coach parties. Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ  Tel:01926 645 500


Bishop Yeatman-Biggs and Cathedral Tower

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral is a place where splendid medieval history meets modern architecture to stunning and poignant effect. Come and explore our Ruined Cathedral, destroyed in WW2, standing proudly alongside our magnificent ‘New’ Cathedral, featuring works by some of the greatest artists of the 1950s and 60s. Hear our story of peace and reconciliation in a truly breath-taking setting.

Harrison & Harrison Organ and Christ in

Hill Close Gardens, Warwick.

We are a unique set of Victorian Detached Gardens set in the heart of Warwick.

Hill Close Gardens are the only remaining set of Victorian detached gardens open to the public in England. Detached Gardens were once plentiful around the towns, villages and cities in England.

Come and find out about their unique history and take a step back in time to 1896 to a point where the gardens have been recreated to. Detached gardens have existed here since the 1830’s.  There are 16 individual plots of the original 32 overlooking Warwick racecourse and some have brick built summerhouses where you can shelter and find out about the plots previous owners.

Many events take place throughout the year from our popular ‘Snowdrop Weekend’ in February to our ‘Apple Day & Country Fair’ in October and many more in-between.

Visit our ‘green’ visitor centre that turns into a Tearoom on Weekends and bank holidays throughout summer. This space can also be hired for meetings – parties – social occasions and more.

Hill Close Gardens offer Guided tours through-out the year, the sale of both plants from our nursery and produce from the gardens. We can come to you through an off-site talk.

Please do see our website for more information here :

Or Call on: 01926 493339



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Royal Shakespeare Company
Experience the largest classical Theatre Company in the world.The Royal Shakespeare Company will continue performing the great works of Shakespeare and other classic and contemporary writers in The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon throughout the transformation of their theatres.
Enjoy mouth-watering meals in the licensed café, take a Guided Tour behind the scenes or bring home a souvenir from the RSC Shops.Ticket Hotline 0844 800 1110 RSC Short Breaks

0871 700 4386 For details of current production and events visit

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an independent educational charity leading the world’s enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times. It opens and cares for the five beautiful and historic Shakespeare Houses & Gardens situated in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tel: 01789 201806 Fax: 01789 263138 Email:

Stratford Racecourse

Stratford Racecourse is one of the country’s leading small summer jumps racecourses  and each year plays host to 18 thrilling horseracing fixtures. Racing takes place regularly between March and October, with many top trainers and jockeys coming here. The summer racedays attract family groups who can picnic in the centre of the course, and entertainment on most of our summer meetings. Located in the historic Warwickshire countryside, not far from Stratford-on-Avon town centre, they are well placed for access to/from the M5, M6, M69, M40 and M1. Tel: 01789 267949


Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

Immerse yourself in sixteenth century Stratford.  Sit where William Shakespeare sat as a

pupil in the 1570s and participate in a Tudor Schoolroom lesson and brush up on your Latin! 

This interactive and engaging visitor experience will bring to life the many stories the magical

Guildhall has to tell. Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6HB

Group Contact Number:  01789 203172 


The Butterfly Farm
The UK’s largest tropical butterfly paradise!
Rain or shine, discover many of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.

Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS Tel 01789 299288 Web:

Upton House



Purchased in1927 by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, Upton House and Gardens served as a country retreat for the Bearsted family throughout the 1930s. This year, Upton invites you to a special ‘at home’ with the Bearsteds. Discover how the family created a made-to-measure home to showcase a world-class art and porcelain collection. In the garden, discover how garden designer Kitty Lloyd Jones transformed the grounds to reflect Lady Bearsted’s passion for soft pinks and whites. Once you’ve explored the house and grounds, enjoy a freshly baked cake or spot of lunch at the Pavilion, or pop into the shop to find the perfect memento of your visit. 

Book your group visit by calling 01295 671114, emailing or online at

Anne Hathaways’ Cottage
Cottage Lane, Shottery,
Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9HH
Tel: 01789 201806

Bancroft Cruisers
Holiday Inn Stratford, Bridgefoot,

Stratford Upon Avon,
Warwickshire CV37 6YR
Tel: 01789 269669

Blue Badge Tourist Guides
PO Box 251, Coventry, Warwickshire CV5 9YT
Tel: 024 7669 1212 Web:

Compton Verney House Trust
Compton Verney,
CV35 9HZ Tel: 01926 645500

Coventry Cathedral
Priory Place, Coventry, CV1 5FB 
09:00hrs to 16:30hrs Monday to Saturday
12:00hrs to 16:00hrs Sunday
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 1210

Coventry Transport Museum
Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

CV One Limited
1 Castle Yard, Hay Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RF
Tel: 0247 660 7000

Heritage Motor Centre
Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick, Warwickshire,
CV35 0BJ Tel: 01926 641188

Mary Arden’s House & The Shakespeare
Countryside Museum

Station Road, Wilmcote,
Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9UN
Tel: 01789 201806

Ragley Hall
Alcester, Warwickshire,
B49 5NJ Tel: 01789 762090

Royal Shakespeare Company

Royal Shakespeare Theatre,
Warwickshire CV37 6BBF
E-mail: 0844 800 1110

Shakespeare's Birthplace
Henley Street,
Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6QW
Tel: 01789 204016

Stratford upon Avon Butterfly Farm
Swans Nest Lane, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

CV37 7LS Tel: 01789 299288

Twycross Zoo
Warwickshire, CV9 3PX
Tel: 0844 474 1777

Warwick Castle

Warwick, Warwickshire,
CV34 4QU Tel: 0871 265 2000


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