Inspiring Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare break

Ettington Chase Hotel, Warwickshire

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Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Double or Twin Guest room

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Hall's Croft

Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's birthplace

Shakespeare's New Place

Follow in the footsteps of one of the world's most famous playwrights, plus stay in historic Stratford-upon-Avon - includes breakfast, a three-course dinner and Shakespeare's Family Homes ticket

Stratford-upon-Avon is best known as being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, with its famous theatre (home to the Royal Shakespeare Company) and numerous historic buildings upholding his legacy with pride. Ettington Chase, just a few miles out of town, makes for a convenient prospect for Shakespeare aficionados.

Set among 11 acres of well-cared-for grounds you’ll find an imposing Victorian red brick manor, with Gothic-style arched windows and sharply angled tiled roofs. Interiors have been sensitively but smartly restored and reflect a tastefully contemporary style. Enjoy a quiet read in the hotel library, before dinner in the welcoming restaurant. The excellent hotel facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym, all of which are available for guests to use. Outdoor activities can run to a scenic stroll or jog on marked trails through the grounds, as well as a set or two of tennis.

During your stay, you'll truly immerse yourself in Shakespeare's world, with visits to five of his family homes; start at his birthplace, before spending time on his mother's farm, and relive his real-life love story at Anne Hathaway's cottage. You'll also visit a site inspired by his family home of 19 years, and the abode of his children.

Good to know

Parking is available on site.

Please note that the restaurant is closed on Sundays.

Excellent for
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Highlights

  • Becoming inspired as you strolling through five of Shakespeare's family homes
  • The handy location just a few miles from Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Sampling the fresh, seasonal ingredients at the hotel's restaurant
  • Unwinding with an afternoon spent making the most of the swimming pool, sauna and tennis courts

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