Inns in and around Stratford-upon-Avon

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Welcome to Shakespeare Country, and our handpicked selection of some of the best hotels and inns in Stratford-upon-Avon. Stratford-upon-Avon is world famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Here you will find several properties directly connected to Shakespeare, such as the Birthplace itself, Ann Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's House and New Place. You can also visit Shakespeare's tomb in Holy Trinity Church. And no trip to Stratford would be complete without a visit to the Theatre to see one of the great man's plays.

There is much more to Stratford than Shakespeare though. This is a lovely riverside town, full of ancient timbered buildings and with pretty gardens by the canal and River Avon. Hire a boat or a canoe, cross by the pedestrian ferry or enjoy a drink or bite to eat in a riverside cafe. And the shopping here is excellent too, with antique shops, gift shops and independent stores as well as High Street names. Don't miss the annual Mop Fair in October!

The Shakespeare Hotel

The Shakespeare Hotel, Stratford

Prices From: £90 prpn

Over the years the Shakespeare has been a firm favourite with politicians, diplomats and business people alike. The hotel boasts open fires in the lounge during the winter months.

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The White Swan Hotel

The White Swan Hotel, Stratford

Prices From: £85 prpn

The White Swan Hotel has recently re-opened after a £3 million refurbishment. One of the oldest buildings in Stratford upon Avon and the oldest hotel, the Grade II listed White Swan dates back to 1450.

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Legacy Falcon Hotel

Legacy Falcon Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Prices From: £55 prpn

Dating back to the 16th Century, The Legacy Falcon Hotel encapsulates Tudor charm, featuring decorative half-timbering and narrow, slanted windows. The interior boasts a rich, regal colour palate, exposed wood panelling and wrought iron fittings: a blissfully cosy environment. The Hotel benefits from free car parking and free WIFI in all public areas and bedrooms. The en-suite rooms are spacious and well appointed, and have been refurbished with clean lines and striking contemporary furnishings.

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Macdonald Alveston Manor

Macdonald Alveston Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon

Prices From: £91 prpn At a Glance:

This magnificent, half-timbered hotel is just a few minutes' easy walk from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Stratford's attractive town centre. The Alveston Manor is well known both for its Manor Grill Restaurant, beautiful oak panelled Manor Bar and its splendid old cedar tree - reputedly the spot where Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was premiered. The hotel's leisure facilities include a pool, gym, sauna and beauty treatment rooms.

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Macdonald Swan's Nest

Macdonald Swan's Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon

Prices From: £81 prpn At a Glance:

With parts of the building dating back to the 1600's, the Swan's Nest is the only one in Stratford with its own river frontage - just five minutes on foot from the RSC’s famous theatre and the town centre shops. Facilities include a relaxed restaurant, bar and lounge plus free car parking.

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The Mary Arden Inn

The Mary Arden Inn, Wilmcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon

Prices From: £50 prpn At a Glance:

Formerly a splendid private house the Mary Arden Inn dates back to the 1700s. You may recognise the name Mary Arden as William Shakespeare's mother. Standing opposite Mary Arden's house the inn offers the perfect country retreat for visiting Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare and all the local heritage and history. We have 11 en-suite bedrooms all decorated and furnished in a traditional style. The traditional bar with an open fireplace and original beams offers an extensive bar menu along with a selection of real ales and plenty of character.

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Kings Court Hotel

Kings Court Hotel, Kings Coughton, Alcester

Prices From: £49 prpn At a Glance:

Situated in the heart of Shakespeare country, only seven miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, The Kings Court Hotel was originally a Tudor farmhouse which has been extended over the years, some rooms being in the original part of the hotel. Our spacious restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere offering extensive a la carte and table d'hote menus complemented by a varied wine list. Alternatively unwind in the Twisted Boot Bar which serves a range of traditional and modern cuisine, as well as a variety of cask conditioned ales.

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The Halford Bridge

The Halford Bridge, near Halford

Prices From: £65 prpn At a Glance:

Charismatic 16th Century Coaching Inn set in pretty rural Warwickshire village, located at the gateway to The Cotswolds. Offering a warm welcome and friendly professional service. The Halford Bridge combines a countryside pub, contemporary restaurant dining, secluded courtyard garden and individually styled en-suitebedrooms. Perfect for both business users and for a well earned country break.

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The George Hotel

The George Hotel, Shipston-on-Stour

Prices From: £72 prpn

The George Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Shipston on Stour. Ideally located for visitors to Warwick, Stratford Upon Avon and the Cotswolds. The hotel reopened in February 2007 following a programme of comprehensive refurbishment and became an instant hit with locals and visitors alike. The relaxed atmosphere combined with the gorgeous décor, great food and fabulous staff has proven a recipe for success and we pride ourselves on making your visit the best we possibly can.

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The Glebe at Barford

The Glebe at Barford, near Warwick

Prices From: £150prpn At a Glance:

Set in the heart of England just a short distance from Shakespeare’s Stratford, historic Warwick and romantic Kenilworth Castle, the Glebe at Barford has 39 individually decorated bedrooms, fine cuisine and leisure facilities. Relax in the spacious lounge bar with its marble floor or soak away the tensions of the day in the spa pool before dining in the conservatory restaurant which overlooks the gardens. Located just one mile from M40 Junction 15. ETC 3 Stars, AA 3 Stars.

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