Stay in a Historical Building | Storied Collection Locations
Are you keen to book an idyllic UK holiday?
One of the properties within the Storied Collection is Billesley Manor, a beautiful, historic hotel set in the heart of the busy, historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
In this blog, discover 5 things to do around Stratford-upon-Avon to help you make the most of your visit:
Birthplace of the renowned playwright, William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon has a strong pull for literary fans.
Shakespeare lived in the bustling town, and married Anne Hathaway who lived on the outskirts; both of their houses still stand today, which visitors are able to explore.
It’s thought that Shakespeare penned his famous play, “As You Like It’ in the very walls of Billesley Manor. He also married Anne Hathaway in the church of All Saints on the hotel grounds – offering guests a fascinating insight into the history of the estate.
By booking a break at Billesley Manor, guests can immerse themselves in the heart of the town where the popular playwright lived and worked.
Picnic on the Banks of the
One of the best things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon, is visit the river itself. Visitors can stroll along the beautiful banks, which offer spectacular views of the town and Warwick Castle.
With many lovely places to stop along the way, it’s always worth packing a picnic and enjoying the gentle hum of the town in the background.
Shakespeare Distillery Tour
A weekend getaway wouldn’t be complete without a distillery tour. The informative session will take visitors through the gin and rum making process, offering a tasting of 3 different spirits and rounding off with a refreshing gin and tonic.
For those visiting as a family, children aged 8 and up are welcome to join in the tour – with soft drinks available for them – ensuring fun for all!
Often, when visiting a new place, the best way to see as many sights as possible is through a guided tour – or a sightseeing bus!
The double-decker, open-top bus takes visitors on a tour of the town, offering excellent views, nuggets of information, and plenty of fun.
A wonderful way to explore Stratford-upon-Avon and discover its rich history, the sightseeing tour bus has plenty of stops, ensuring guests of Billesley Manor can hop on and hop off at leisure.
Explore the Town
One of the most simple, yet best things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon, is explore the beautiful town, and its long, rich history. It was originally inhabited before the Anglo-Saxons, and has since developed and grown into the place it is today.
The impressive buildings showcase the period architecture, featuring half-timbered houses and exposed wooden framework.
Famous buildings to keep an eye out for, besides Billesley Manor, include Warwick Castle, the Guild Chapel, and the Almshouses.
To book a stay at Billesley Manor, please contact a member of the Storied Collection team.
Alternatively, why not read our previous blog to discover some other historical buildings in the Storied Collection?