Other Local Interests & Attractions
The Cotswolds is an area of natural beauty and is well known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), outstanding countryside, ancient limestone villages, historic market towns and for being so ‘typically English’ where time has stood still for over 300 years. There are countless places to see with some of the highlights being Broadway (pictured), Chipping Campden, Morton-in-Marsh and Bourton on the Water.
Alcester - Historic Roman Town
Only 7 miles west of Stratford upon Avon, Alcester is an ancient Roman town set in a beautiful part of south-west Warwickshire. The original settlement dates back at least to Roman times and there are many archaeological sites of interest in the town and surrounding area. The high street is reminiscent of a by gone era and preserved Tudor cottages and other historical buildings, including St Nicholas’ Church which dates back to the early 1100’s.
Coughton Court is the home of the Throckmorton family who have lived at Coughton since 1409. John de Throckmorton, Under Treasurer of England to Henry VI, acquired Coughton in the early 15th Century through his marriage to Eleanor de Spiney. Their descendants have held it for 600 years and, although the National Trust has owned the house since 1946, the family still live here. The present resident, Mr Magnus Birch-Throckmorton, and his family enjoy occupancy of the house under a 300 year lease.
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. With so much to see and do,Warwick Castle is the ultimate family day out with access to attractions and shows, including the UK’s largest birds of prey show and 64 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, including Pageant Field, the Peacock Garden and Central Courtyard.
Packwood House was originally built in the 16th century, yet its interiors were extensively restored between the First and Second World Wars by Graham Baron Ash to create a fascinating 20th-century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture. Packwood House contains a fine collection of 16th-century textiles and furniture, and the gardens have renowned herbaceous borders and a famous collection of yews.
Birmingham Back to Backs
A Carefully restored, atmospheric 19th-century courtyard of working people’s houses, Birmingham Back to Backs is an atmospheric glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who helped make Birmingham an extraordinary city. Moving from the 1840s through to the 1970s, discover the lives of some of the former residents who crammed into these small houses to live and work. Please note: Birmingham Back to Backs is a guided tour only attraction.
Charlecote Park has been part of rural Warwickshire for centuries. Still a family home after 900 years, you can explore the vision of it’s Victorian owners, who extended their home and filled it with treasures from their European travels. Linger in the rooms open to our visitors and discover more about the collection brought together by generations of the family whose tastes, lifestyle and varied fortunes are all reflected here.
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