Warwickshire

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About Warwickshire

A picturesque county set in the West Midlands and famously home to Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon. Filled with charming market towns, pretty rolling countryside, canals and postcard-pretty villages it is no wonder that this county has long been drawing crowds. Our collection of the best places to stay in Warwickshire range from charming pubs with rooms and smart townhouses to a handful of traditional country house hotels, all of which are ideal bases for exploring the county.

Where to stay?

Historic areas

  • If you are planning a trip mainly to see some culture we recommend staying in Stratford-Upon-Avon for everything Shakespeare, Warwick and Kenilworth for their impressive castles, Coventry for its cathedrals and Royal Leamington Spa for its pump rooms and Georgian architecture.

Countryside charm

  • If an escape from the hustle and bustle is the aim of the trip there are a number of beautiful country houses and traditional inns across the county. The area around Shipston-on-Stour gives particularly good access to the picture perfect Cotswolds as well as giving easy access to Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Don't forget that this region, and Startford in particular get extremely busy during the peak summer months (though tourists visit year round), so if you want to be sure of a room in one of the best places to stay in Warwickshire, do your homework and book well ahead.

The best places to stay in Warwickshire

Warwick

  • The Globe is a stylish hotel with a pub in the heart of Warwick. The Globe makes good on its modus operandi to provide simple excellence across the board. Featuring great rooms, an atmospheric pub and delicious food in the restaurant, it's the perfect base for a weekend in Warwick.

Stratford-Upon-Avon

  • The White Swan Inn is an historic hotel. Beautifully restored, the property has kept its original charm, including a mural dating back to 1450. An atmospheric wood panelled restaurant serves up superlative British fare. A charming stay.
  • Church Street Townhouse is set in the heart of the bustling, timber framed Stratford. This beautifully restored hotel has rooms with a modern twist on classic boutique style with bold statement wallpapers and smart en suite bathrooms. Downstairs there's a good bar and gourmet bistro popular amongst locals.
  • Hotel du Vin Stratford Upon Avon is an Edwardian red-brick townhouse featuring plush velveteen upholstery, contemporary art and a trendy palette of midnight blues and charcoal greys. Rooms are hip and cosy with statement wallpapers and sumptuous woollen throws. The top-notch french bistro cuisine is also not to be missed!
  • The Arden Hotel is set in the centre of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Rooms are spacious yet cosy with crisp cotton sheets and luxurious throws. The Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre is just opposite so the bar and terrace are full of atmosphere. Don't forget the Cotswolds are on your doorstep.

Shipston-on-Stour

  • The George Townhouse is an historic townhouse which has been revamped into a plush, luxurious hotel. The rooms are elegantly designed with comfortable furniture and a warm blue and grey colour scheme. On a cold day, seek refuge in the lounge bar and warm yourself by the fire.
  • The Old Kiln House is a delightful B&B in Shipston. Set in a beautiful historic building, the guesthouse offers lovely rooms that have retained beautiful original features such as wooden beams and exposed brick walls. A Warwickshire gem.
  • The Bower House is a chic restaurant with rooms boasting a fantastic location. Five beautifully designed rooms feature Nespresso machines, Roberts radios and retro phones. The restaurant is wonderfully simple and well worth a visit.

Royal Leamington Spa

  • Mallory Court is set in a glorious stately manor house. Along with beautiful, comfortable rooms, highlights include a superb spa, excellent 3 AA Rosette restaurant and beautiful gardens. Great for spa breaks and foodies.

Traditional inn

  • The Red Lion Inn is a charming, traditional Cotswold inn offering cosy rooms and an excellent restaurant. Unwind by an open fire, sample local craft ales and feast on British pub fare. Rooms are equally appealing with parquet floors, deep set windows and gingham fabrics.
  • The Fuzzy Duck is a high-end gastro pub with freshly refurbished rooms. Plus there's a very pleasant garden with loafing sofas, outdoor games, deck and firepit. Great for a low key weekend away.
  • Set amidst rolling Warwickshire landscape, The Bell at Alderminster is a charming gastro-pub with rooms. The accommodation is smart and comfortable, featuring crisp colour schemes. Enjoy delicious food from the restaurant either ut in the garden (weather permitting) or in the hotel's atmospheric dining room.

For a country house hotel

  • Brownsover Hall is a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian Gothic mansion set in 7 acres of parkland. Rooms are spacious, traditionally dressed (some have beamed ceilings) and comfortable. The interior is dramatic with a sweeping staircase and open fires. Superb restaurant and an atmospheric bar. A great place to relax.
  • Ardencote is a countryside hotel with a fabulous spa, luxurious bedrooms, two award-winning restaurants, an indoor and outdoor pool and an 18 hole golf course. Spacious suites include capacious fourposter beds, a separate lounge area and lake views. A perfect getaway to rejuvenate yourself.
  • Coombe Abbey is a magnificent country hotel, packed with history both inside and out. A former 12th century Cistercian abbey, the hotel bears the hallmarks of bygone times with lavish rooms dominated by marvellous, ornate beds. Enjoy high tea in the garden bar or stroll through the stunning grounds. A rural gem.

For an apartment or holiday cottage

  • If you're travelling with a larger group of family or friends, or simply want something a little more flexible and independent, then perhaps the answer is a holiday cottage or apartment. We recommend the selection with our online partner, Booking.com.

Travel information

  • The best time to visit Warwickshire is in the summer months (May-August) when there is the best opportunity of warm weather. Temperatures can, however, really vary and range from 15-25 degrees celsius in the summer months. Spring and Autumn are also lovely times to visit, especially if you plan to see some of the county's historical sights, as the crowds will be less intense.
  • Warwickshire is easy to reach from London with direct trains to Warwick and Coventry. For those coming internationally fly to Birmingham for the closest airport or otherwise one of the London terminals.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Warwickshire

  • The Red Lion Inn Warwickshire 5 rooms from £60

    A charming Cotswold inn offering cosy rooms and an excellent restaurant, traditional throughout. Unwind by an open fire, sample local craft ales and feast on British pub fare. Rooms are equally appealing with parquet floors, deep set windows and gingham fabrics. An ideal rural escape.

    Country Escape  -  Find cosy fireplaces, hearty pub food and snug rooms in a picturesque Cotswolds village.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby prehistoric stone circle - the Roll Right Stones.
    Great walks  -  Miles of scenic walking trails start from the village itself.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • The Globe Warwick, Warwickshire 16 rooms from £70

    Stylish hotel with pub in the heart of Warwick. The Globe makes good on its modus operandi to provide simple excellence across the board. Featuring great rooms, an atmospheric pub and delicious food in the restaurant, it's the perfect base for a weekend in Warwick.

    Local exploring  -  Right in the heart of Warwick, it's perfect for exploring the town's historic charms.
    Great walks  -  Go for a lovely walk in St. Nicholas's Park.
    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from Warwick Castle.
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  • The White Swan Hotel Stratford upon Avon (Stratford-upon-Avon) 41 rooms from £98

    An historic hotel situated in the pretty market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Beautifully restored, the property has kept its original charm, including a mural dating back to 1450. An atmospheric wood panelled restaurant serves up superlative British fare. A charming stay.

    Local exploring  -  A historic hotel in a historic market-town. Find yourself within walking distance of many of the areas best sights.
    Theatre  -  Watch the famed Royal Shakespeare Company perform in their own theatre.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the house where the world’s most famous playwright - Shakespeare - was born and grew up.
    Local markets  -  Sample local produce at the Rother Street farmers market.
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  • The Bell at Alderminster Stratford upon Avon (Alderminster) 9 rooms from £100

    Set amidst rolling Warwickshire landscape, The Bell at Alderminster is a charming country hotel. The smart rooms are comfortable and feature crisp colour schemes. Enjoy delicious food from the restaurant out in the garden or in the hotel's atmospheric dining room.

    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring the countryside surrounding Stratford-upon-Avon.
    Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside has beautiful walking routes.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • The George Townhouse Shipston on Stour 16 rooms from £110

    Fresh off a new renovation in 2016, the historic George Townhouse has been revamped into plush, luxurious hotel. The rooms are elegantly designed with comfortable furniture and warm blue and grey colour scheme. On a cold day, seek refuge in the lounge bar and warm yourself by the fire.

    Value chic  -  The perfect place to stay while exploring Shakespeare country, slightly off the tourist trail it is much more reasonably priced!
    Romantic Break  -  A charming and romantic townhouse hotel with elegant furnishings, excellent food, welcoming atmosphere and a cosy bar.
    Sights nearby  -  Anne Hathaway's fascinating house (Shakespeare's wife) is ten miles away.
    Landmark  -  Comes with a reputation.
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  • Howard Arms Ilmington, The Cotswolds 8 rooms from £110

    Pretty and charming 400 year old stone-built inn overlooking the Stour Valley on the village green. Eight individually designed bedrooms offer a charming mix of contemporary comforts and traditional features. The bar and restaurant are convivial, laid back and not to be missed!

    Value chic  -  With rooms from as little as £115 per night including breakfast, the Howard Arms is excellent value.
    Local exploring  -  Shakespeare’s Stratford is just 8 miles away, plus there's the whole of the Cotswolds to the South.
    Great walks  -  There are plenty of great walks in the surrounding area, many you can access right from the pub.
    Sights nearby  -  Stratford to the north and the whole of the Cotswolds to the South.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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  • Church Street Townhouse Stratford upon Avon (Warwickshire) 12 rooms from £110

    In the heart of the bustling, timber framed Stratford you will find this beautifully restored hotel. Rooms have a modern twist on classic boutique style with bold statement wallpapers and smart en suite bathrooms. Downstairs there's a good bar and gourmet bistro popular amongst locals.

    Great walks  -  The Cotwswolds, a haven for ramblers are close by or why not embark on one of Stratford's walking tours.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the birthplace of the bard and many of his family homes including the popular Mary Arden's Farm.
    Sailing  -  Take a long boat down the River Avon.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Good Hotel Guide
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  • Mallory Court Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire 43 rooms from £114

    Set in a glorious stately manor house, Mallory Court is a luxury hotel just outside Leamington Spa. Along with beautiful, comfortable rooms highlights include a superb spa, excellent 3 AA Rosette restaurant and beautiful gardens. Great for spa breaks.

    Spa breaks  -  A beautiful manor house with an extensive spa, perfect for an indulgent weekend away.
    Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside is full of beautiful walking trails.
    Sights nearby  -  Three miles from Warwick Castle.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • Hotel du Vin Stratford upon Avon Stratford upon Avon (Stratford-upon-Avon) 46 rooms from £115

    An Edwardian red-brick townhouse featuring plush velveteen upholstery, contemporary art and a trendy palette of midnight blues and charcoal greys. Rooms are hip and cosy with statement wallpapers and sumptuous woollen throws. The top-notch french bistro cuisine is also not to be missed!

    Local exploring  -  Ideally placed a short walk from the shopping streets and 10 minutes’ to the riverside Royal Shakespeare Theatre
    Great walks  -  Anne Hathaway's Garden - 9 acres of gardens and grounds including a lavender maze, a woodland walk and the Shakespeare arboretum
    Sights nearby  -  Discover numerous sights nearby including Shakespeare's Schoolroom, Hall's Croft, Shakespeare's Birthplace and the Guild Chapel
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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  • The Fuzzy Duck Armscote, Warwickshire 4 rooms from £120

    A high-style gastro pub with rooms freshly refurbished by private owners. Very pleasant garden attached, with loafing sofas, outdoor games, deck and firepit. Great for a weekend away, for passing by, or as a base for a Cotswold holiday.

    Sights nearby  -  Catch a play at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre or visit one of Shakespeare's family homes.
    Great walks  -  The miles and miles of scenic Cotswolds walking paths are worth exploring.
    Sailing  -  Take a canal boat ride down the River Avon.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Brownsover Hall Rugby, Warwickshire from £129

    Beautiful Grade II listed Victorian Gothic mansion set in 7 acres of parkland. Rooms are spacious, traditionally dressed and comfortable - some have beamed ceilings. The interior is dramatic with a sweeping staircase and open fires. Superb restaurant and an atmospheric bar. A great place to relax.

    Country Escape  -  Set in 7 acres and close to Swift Valey Nature Reserve, this is a truly relaxing escape.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a trip to Coventry and visit the modern Coventry Cathedral and see the ruins of the bombed former cathedral.
    Great walks  -  There are lovely walks within the grounds. Local nature reserve close by.
    Full of character
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  • The Old Kiln House Shipston on Stour 3 rooms from £130

    Tucked between Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds, The Old Kiln House is a delightful B&B in Shipston. Set in a beautiful historic building, the guesthouse offers lovely rooms that have retained beautiful original features such as wooden beams and exposed brick walls. A Warwickshire gem.

    Local exploring  -  Perfect for exploring Shipston and the surrounding Warwickshire countryside.
    Theatre  -  Take in a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare.
    Great walks  -  There are great walking routes in the nearby Cotswolds.
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  • Ardencote Warwick, Warwickshire 110 rooms from £140

    A countryside hotel with a fabulous spa, luxurious bedrooms, two award-winning restaurants, an indoor and outdoor pool and an 18 hole golf course. Spacious suites include capacious fourposter beds, a separate lounge area and lake views. A perfect getaway to rejuvenate yourself.

    Country Escape  -  In a beautiful and peaceful setting with landscaped gardens and lake views, 40 minute drive away from Birmingham
    Spa breaks  -  Offers an elegant spa with modern spaces for treatments and caters to special diet menus as well
    Local markets  -  The Hatton Shopping Village located close by has 20 shops and two restaurants
    Sights nearby  -  The Warwick Castle and Shakespeare's Houses are a must visit
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  • The Bower House Shipston on Stour 5 rooms from £149

    A chic restaurant with rooms boasting a fantastic location between Stratford-on-Avon and the picturesque Cotswolds. Five beautifully designed rooms feature Nespresso machines, Roberts radios and retro phones. The restaurant is wonderfully simple and well worth a visit.

    Foodies  -  Boasting a fabulous restaurant that uses excellent local produce to create beautifully simple dishes.
    Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to Broadway Tower, a historic folly offering spectacular views from the top.
    Local markets  -  Stroll through the bustling Moreton in Marsh Outdoor Market.
    Full of character
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  • Coombe Abbey Coventry, Warwickshire 119 rooms from £175

    A magnificent country hotel, packed with history both inside and outside. A former 12th century Cistercian abbey, the hotel bears the hallmarks of bygone times with lavish rooms dominated by marvellous, ornate beds. Enjoy high tea in the garden bar or browse the stunning grounds. A rural gem.

    Country Escape  -  Set in a former 12th century abbey surrounded by parkland it's perfect for a country getaway.
    Great walks  -  Make the most of the beautiful walking routes in the surrounding country park.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby castles such Kenilworth Castle and Warwick Castle.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • The Arden Hotel Stratford upon Avon (Stratford-upon-Avon) from £187

    Set in the centre of the historical town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Rooms are spacious yet cosy with crisp cotton sheets and luxurious throws. The Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre is just opposite so the bar and terrace are full of atmosphere. Don't forget the Cotswolds are on your doorstep..Perfect!

    Elegant
    Great walks  -  With The Cotswolds in striking distance the quintessential british countryside is waiting to be explored
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the years of history in Warwick Castle
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Small Luxury Hotels
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