Let us help you enjoy a day out around Stratford on Avon

We feel sure you will really enjoy this easy going full day trip as we journey through the beautiful scenic countryside around Stratford upon Avon, culminating with a stroll though Shakespheres delightful town of Stratford itself.

Wroxton House Hotel

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Visit the thatched old chocolate box village of beautiful Wroxton

Ettington Park

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Our coffee break this morning at the lovely elegant Neo-gothic  hotel at Ettington.


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Very attractive single storey boutique shop with high class goods that will delight you.


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Enjoy a lovely visit to Stratford on Avon and take Lunch with us beside the river Avon

Set SatNav 
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1 hour 10 minutes from Heathrow

1 hour 10 minutes from Birmingham

1 hour 45 minutes from Peterborough

1 hour 50 minutes from Bristol

The SatNav setting will take you into WROXTON village, ( so follow our directions )

FOLLOW M40 to junction 12 Gaydon B4451.         Take the first left B4100 for Warmington

At island TURN LEFT for B4100 Warmington, on Banbury Road.    STAY on B4100 for 8 miles.

At traffic lights TURN RIGHT for Drayton / Wroxton A422.    FOLLOW your SatNav towards Wroxton

You will pass the Thatched roofed WROXTON HOUSE HOTEL on your right,  with Thatch cottages ahead of you,  ON BEND you will stay STRAIGHT AHEAD to take the narrow lane on left of this sharp right bend, signed WROXTON ONLY.

Slowly drive through this delightful picturesque Thatched village, and go along towards the Duck pond.

STOP by pond so as to be able to set your SatNav


A truly delightful picture perfect small village of Thatched cottages dating from the early 17th and 18th centuries, although some of those near to the church are much older.

It was mentioned in the doomsday book and may have taken its name from “Wroces Stan” meaning Buzzards stone.

Much of the village remains as it was all those years ago, and you will pass by The Parish church of All Saints, an early 14th century church built of local stone.

You will arrive to early to enjoy a break at the beautiful Wroxton House Hotel, so we have directed you to the village of Wroxton itself. However, having past the Hotel on your approach to the village, we have offered some facts for you.

Part of Wroxton House was built in the 17th century, and today, four cottages have been converted to form Wroxton House, with work continuing into the 19th century. It is operated by “Best Western” group.

For information of the Hotels facilities and what it offers, you may wish to read  http://www.thewroxton.co.uk

Driving down Church Street will allow you to see the most beautiful part of Wroxton, a delight to behold, full of charm.

The church at the end  is the Parish church of All Saints and is a 14th century Grade 11 listed building. The West wing tower has a ring of five bells, cast in 1676,  and the west tower was paid for by Lord North, and the church is the final resting place of Lord North, who was actually the Prime Minister from 1770 until 1782,  and he had led Britain through the American War of Independence.

As you follow Church Street around the bend, you will arrive at the Duck Pond, fed by a stream, which was the villages source of water for hundreds of years. The ducks that freely wander around are looked after by local volunteers, and the ducks were in years gone by, protected at night in the lovely thatched hut, somewhat  foxes could not get at them.


For advice that will help our senior readers and disabled people


When you are on their website, in the search button, type in

“Wroxton House”


Set your SatNav to     CV37 8BU

Ettington Park Hotel, Alderminster, Stratford upon Avon

Ettington Park will give you a nice day out together.

Enjoy a relaxing hour and a half over coffee here today.

This Elegant Neo-Gothic mansion stands in 40 acres of parkland.

You will arrive here on the open driveway, and travel along a very lovely tree lined parkland area, with open grassland,  well established old trees of every description, well worth a stroll along over grassy fields, there are no paths to follow so it’s all on grass.

The manor of Ettington (originally spelt Eatendon, and later on Eatington) “Ea”meaning water, and “Don” meant meadow.        . It was first held by a man named Saswalo, a Saxon who lived here in 1086, before passing away around that time period. It was passed on to his son, Fulcher, Then following the time that his grandson took over before moving to Shirley in Derbyshire, and he then took the name Shirley as his own. and a later Saswallis, of 1247 stated never to sell the Manor of Ettington, as it’s known nowadays. It has remained in the care of the Shirley family since then.

Following the domesday book which stated a church existed here on the land, a second church was built in the 12th century in a Norman style, and the ruins of that church can be seen close to the main building, parts of it dated back from that 12th century. That old Manor house went through many restorations and extensions over the years, until demolished in 1641, and replaced in the 18th century, then during 1820, other extensions were added, with new chimneys, Gothic Stained glass windows added, but the beautiful stone work of yellow limestone and the Iron coloured stone really add a charm to the now existing building.

Its more modern history tells us that in 1935 Ettington Park was a nursing home, and became a prisoner of war camp.

Today, following a multi-million pound restoration, it is a beautiful luxury hotel, 

We recommend you reading the historical notes of the website below


And then read    http://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/ettingtonpark 

and for our senior readers and our disabled people, we have THREE REVIEWS of Ettington for you to read and enjoy.


When you are on their website, in the search button area, type in

“Ettington Park”

and then always read the “disabled travellers” reviews.


Try to depart at 12.00 noon

Set your SatNav to     CV37 8DZ

Stalls Lifestyle, Clifford Chambers, Stratford upon Avon


Stalls Lifestyle

Delightful Boutique Store

PHOTO 1.   It may be easier to park your car in the  entrance through the wood workshop and turn into the area of chippings.

PHOTO 2.  The attractive modern single storey brick building  looks inviting.

PHOTO 3.  A narrow doorway welcomes you into a brightly lit shop, consisting of many pleasant little rooms, many on the level, with furniture, lighting, ornaments and many other items on display.

If needed, there is a very appealing little cafe, unfortunately with steps,  and a clean well maintained toilet will be handy.

Stalls Lifestyle boutique near to Stratford upon Avon

Arrive around 12.25,   Enjoy a good half hour visit.   Depart 1.00 pm

Take a look at their website below

Our highlight for today
Stratford upon Avon

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Bridgefoot. Stratford upon Avon.


We recommend you booking a table here

Its is a very popular hotel, standing on the banks of the beautiful river Avon, your treat for lunch today.

Why not consider an overnight stay

Then spend tomorrow investigating the beautiful Shakesphere’s olde worlde town.

Senior citizens and Disabled people should read our review of the Crowne Plaza


We want you to enjoy a day out at Stratford

Enjoy a Lunch break

At the Five star hotel

Crowne Plaza.               Stratford upon Avon.


The car park is private so make sure that you REGISTER YOUR CAR at the reception desk when you arrive here.


A spacious, clean, tidy spectacular hotel with marbled flooring, lifts, tastefully decorated.

Bar and Restaurant, a terraced garden area, a delight to sit along the banks of the river Avon.


May we suggest this

Walk a few yards to the lovely gardens and riverside walk on the river Avon, stroll on the delightful lovely Old historical Sheep street. View black and white buildings that the poet William Shakesphere used in times long past. Take drinks in one of many delightful old hotels, go shopping along Market Street, just enjoy.

Must see today

Short circular walk,  Crowne Plaza Hotel,  Bancroft gardens, THEATRE on Waterside Sheep Street, High St, Hotel MERCURE corner of High St, walk Wood Street to The White Swan hotel, up Meer St to Shakesphere’s birthplace on Henley St.  Shops on Bridge street 


Here are our suggestions to enjoy a day out today.

Depart from the Crowne Plaza hotel

Bancroft Gardens.    http://www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk

River Tours.               http://www.info@canalandrivertours.com  
Butterfly farm.          http://www.enquiries@butterflyfarm.co.uk     
Theatre                       http://www.rsc.org.uk   
Sheep Street.             http://www.tudorworld.com
High Street.               http://www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk
Mercure hotel.          Along High Street, on the corner.
White Swan hotel.    http://www.white-swan-stratford.co.uk
Meer Street.               Beyond the White Swan hotel
Henley Street.            http://www.info@shakesphere.org.uk
Bridge Street.             http://www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk      

Return to Crowne Plaza hotel. 

Time to return home, so set your SatNav. for your Home


1 hour.            30   miles


1 hour 35 min.      74 miles


1 hour 30 min.         89 miles


1 hour 45 min.          88 miles

We hope you have enjoyed your day out with us

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