Planning your perfect Staycation in Stratford upon Avon

Your riverside holiday escape awaits, nestled on the banks of the River Avon just a short walk from the centre of Stratford, but a little more relaxed and less hectic – an oasis of calm in a popular bustling town!

Short Breaks in Stratford-upon-Avon

With so much Shakespeare on your doorstep many people will be looking to discover the locations and buildings where he was born, grew up, was educated, lived and even died in – and they are all here – within easy walking distance of your hotel.

Exploring the Cotswolds

Stay a little longer and you can start to discover the surrounding countryside in this very beautiful part of the country. Head North along the canals towards Birmingham, West into the beautiful Malvern Hills, or perhaps South into the picture postcard Cotswolds – this really is the perfect base for that short break you richly deserve.


Historic Houses & Castles

If it’s history you’re after then you’re in the right place – just about everywhere you walk in Stratford you’ll be walking in the footsteps of William Shakespeare.
Aside from Shakespeare you can also visit some excellent National Trust, Stately Homes and Castles all within easy reach


Museums & Art Galleries

There’s some quirky museums and art galleries to discover such as the MAD museum and Compton Verney, or you can practice your quilling skills in Shakespeare’s Schoolroom – pay attention at the back!

Theme Parks and Days Out

If it’s screams you’re after then head for Drayton Manor Park – but not all thrills are white knuckle rides. The Butterfly Farm, the RSC Theatre and, of course, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust can amaze, inform, surprise and thrill old and young as well.


Shopping & Retail

Stratford is a real market town where the market is still thriving, so you never know what you will find to take home as a memento. There’s modern shopping too, and all your high street favourites so you can take your pick.

Activity Breaks

Stratford is blessed with being on several national cycle routes, which gives you some great relaxing cycle rides suitable for all ages and abilities. There’s also plenty of golf nearby, and of course fishing, water sports and boating on the River Avon.


Gardens, Parks & Walks

The gardens and parks just in and around Stratford are spectacular and well kept. There are plenty of interesting walks for all abilities, perfect for a gentle stroll, or a hike, and then back to the Swans Nest for a drink before dinner!

Dog Friendly Welcome

We like to welcome your whole family, so don’t leave your beloved dog at home, bring them with you! There are so many walks and parks nearby they'll have a great time! See our Pet Policy.