Romantic Breaks

Choose your favourite romantic experience

Woo your loved one in romantic Stratford-upon-Avon 

Discover where the writer of Romeo and Juliet lived, worked and married his own sweetheart Anne Hathaway at Shakespeare's Birthplace. Idle away an hour or two on the River Avon with Avon Boating and relax in your own private gondola. At night, see how Shakespeare plays should really be performed, by world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Soak up the ambience, atmosphere and fairytale romance of this historic market town and cosy-up in one of the many pubs and hotels with warming log fires in quintessential English surroundings. In the heart of Shakespeare’s England, Stratford-upon-Avon is a romantic retreat for lovers and poets alike.

Explore the romantic countryside of Shakespeare's England 

Indulge in a romantic break in the Warwickshire countryside and the heart of Shakespeare’s England. Escape the stresses and strains of life by enjoying some of the finest romantic hotels England has to offer including the Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club or Ettington Park , each with its own unique type of style and romance… Enjoy a massage or a spa treatment together, or treat each other to A La Carte dining in their critically acclaimed restaurants. Use these as your base to explore the idylic towns and villages nestled throughout Shakespeare’s England. From full on luxury to romance on a budget, you will be guaranteed to find the perfect romantic getaway.

Enjoy regency romance in Royal Leamington Spa 

Royal Leamington Spa boasts dramatic Regency architecture, delightful parks and gardens and a unique mix of top quality shopping, with a fantastic range of independent shops alongside high street brands it is ideal for a short break away. With historic Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon only minutes away this is truly the romantic heart of Shakespeare’s England. Royal Leamington Spa has an impressive array of entertainment venues, a rich choice of restaurants and some of the country’s best spas and salons, and along with fabulous romantic hotels such as Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa, this is an ideal romantic destination.


Love is in the air

Day one

In the morning visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and the house’s associated with his life.

A trip to Shakespeare’s England would not be complete without a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace or one of the other  historic houses in the area, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens, , Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft.

Become part of the Shakespeare story at Shakespeare’s Birthplace which is the perfect introduction to William Shakespeare's Works, Life and Times.  Fall in love with the childhood home of Shakespeare's wife at the most romantic Shakespeare house, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.

A range of events and activities take place throughout the year and costumed actors interpret the spaces around them to bring the historic homes to life, creating a truly memorable must-see experience for visitors. 

In the afternoon have a trip down the River Avon

One of the most romantic experiences of any visit to Stratford-upon-Avon is the chance to take a leisurely boat trip down the River Avon. The river runs through the heart of this romantic city and allows you to see this wonderful town at your own pace. There is nothing more romantic than gently gliding down the river in your own boat or letting someone else take the strain on one of the many guided boat tours. Why not treat yourself to an decadent gondola ride with Avon Boating.

Overnight stay in Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa

Situated in the heart of Warwickshire, just outside Royal Leamington Spa, Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa is one of the Midland's finest luxury hotels and is the perfect retreat for couples to escape from the stresses and strains of life. The Hotel is a haven of tranquillity surrounded by landscaped gardens, located within the picturesque countryside on the doorstep.

Day two

In the morning visit Royal Leamington Spa

With an unrivalled selection of specialist boutiques and major high-street stores, Royal Leamington Spa is a shopping experience not to be missed.

Georgian and Edwardian architecture and expansive, award-winning parks provide a sophisticated backdrop to this Regency shopping paradise. Often described as ‘the best bits of London, all in a ten-minute walk’, Leamington town centre combines a treasure-trove of independent, specialist boutiques with all the national high street shops.

Whether you're after one-off pieces or household names, the town has a diverse mix of independent retailers selling unique and interesting goods, coupled with all the well-known brands you would expect from a modern high street.

For a sublime shopping experience in a beautifully picturesque town centre, look no further than Royal Leamington Spa.

In the afternoon travel to Bicester Village

On the borders of Shakespeare’s England, treat your loved one to a day of luxury shopping at Bicester Village.

Experience lavish shopping together and world class service at the world renowned Bicester Village, where spacious boutiques showcase the very best in high end fashion and the world’s leading lifestyle brands.

A luxury outlet shopping village, famous for designer brands is a relaxed shopping haven in the middle of the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, adjacent to Shakespeare’s England.

Gucci, Prada, Hugo Boss, Dior, D&G and Jimmy Choo are among some of the international brands you will find at Bicester Village all showcased in wide spacious boulevards.


Enjoy the finest spa and boutique hotels

Shakespeare’s England is blessed with some of the countries finest spa and boutique hotels. Right in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is the Arden Hotel -  with 45 bedrooms this is an intimate and sophisticated luxury hotel. Nearby you could also stay at the Church Street Town House a boutique bed and breakfast, located opposite Shakespeare’s School it is a perfect base to soak up the atmosphere of the town.

Stratford is also blessed with many of other romantic hotels including The Stratford, or travel 5 minutes out of town to the Welcombe Hotel, Spa and golf club – a wonderful country house retreat or to the stunningly romantic boutique B&B The Bell in Alderminister. Or why not stay at the Wroxall Estate - an award winning country house hotel in Warwick.

In Shakespeare’s England there are many places to treat that extra special person in your life and indulge yourself in a romantic break away. For more hotels in and around Shakespeare’s England click here and begin your romantic adventure.

Romantic things to see and to in Shakespeare's England

Stratford-upon-Avon, is of course, the birthplace of the world famous Bard – William Shakespeare and the town has a number of attractions that are linked with him. You can take a tour around William’s birthplace and see what life was like when Shakespeare was born at Shakespeare's Birthplace, or nearby is one of the most beautiful and  charming cottages in England – Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.  This is the most romantic of all the Shakespeare houses and was the childhood home of his future bride Anne Hathaway. The house is easily accessible by car or you can catch one of our open top bus tours with City Sightseeing to the house and have a guided tour of the town on the way too! 

Shakespeare’s England is the perfect place for a romantic break

Warwickshire is the ideal place for a romantic break. Stroll around arm-in-arm in the picturesque streets of our towns and villages, go rowing along the River Avon, explore the many museums, art galleries and country parks on offer, or simply enjoy a meal together in one of award winning restaurants. 

One of the most romantic experiences of any break in Shakespeare’s England is the chance to take a leisurely boat trip down the River Avon. The river runs through the heart of the area and allows you to see wonderful towns such as Stratford-upon-Avon at from a different perspective. For boat hire or guided tours of the river contact Avon Boating or Bancroft Cruisers.

Escape the stresses of a busy life and take time out for your loved one in Shakespeare’s England. Spend quality time together and treat yourselves to a relaxing spa weekend at Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club, waking up to spectacular views of rolling countryside.  Or kick back and chill out with a glass or two of champagne in the decadent surroundings of Church Street Town House in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon before heading upstairs to the boutique bedrooms, complete with four poster beds.  Why not splash out with a day of luxury shopping at Bicester Village, world renowned for designer brands before completely spoiling yourselves with a divine fine-dining experience at Mallory Court Hotel in Royal Leamington Spa?

Treat the one you love....

Romance and Valentine's Day are synonymous with each other, and, as you would expect, Shakespeare's England has a huge selection of Valentine treats.

We have put together a list of unique places to go, sumptuous dining, and delightful places to stay to surprise your loved one for Valentine's Day.  

Whether it be the 14th February itself or any time around then, we can guarantee you will be able to find something that is a little bit different and bound to get you brownie points!

Visit our Valentine's Day page for a run down of some of the extra special offerings in the area.....