THINGS TO DO
Virginia Lodge B&B is ideally located for strolling around the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon and provides a perfect base for exploring surrounding Warwickshire and the Cotswolds.
With plenty of rail links throughout the area, it is easy to plan a daytrip to places such as Warwick Castle, Kenilworth, Royal Leamington Spa, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Worcester, Birmingham (and NEC), Coventry, the Heritage Motor Centre, Ragley Hall, Charlecote Park and more! We are happy to offer information about what to see and how to get there.
There are a large number of National Trust houses close to Stratford including Charlecote House, Coughton Court and Upton House.
The Chinese Pavillion
The Peony Pavilion, the gift to Stratford-on-Avon District Council from the People’s Government of Fuzhou Municipality in China, has been completed in Firs Gardens.
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
With internationally renowned performances from world-class performers all year round, there is always something to enjoy at one of the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatres. Just a few minutes' easy walk from Virginia Lodge. To see what's on, click here.
Just a short drive from Stratford upon Avon is Warwick Castle - one of England's best known tourist attractions. There is so much to see and do - take a look at their website for latest news and great rates. For more information, click here.
Anne Hathaway's Cottage
The perfect English Tudor cottage - Anne lived here before marrying Shakespeare in 1582. Set beside a small stream in Shottery, this house shows how people in Tudor England lived, also has superb gardens, a maze and gift shop. There are several other houses linked with Shakespeare including New Place/Nash's House, Hall's Croft and Mary Arden's House. For more information, click here.
The half-timbered house where William Shakespeare was born in 1564 is Stratford's most cherished historic place. Open daily, with tours starting in the Birthplace which contains an exhibition of the poet's life, then carry on through the house, which is furnished in Tudor period style with many historic manuscripts and books. For more information, click here.
Compton Verney is Warwickshire's award-winning art gallery. Since its opening in 2004, it has continued to deliver an exciting international programme of exhibitions and events, alongside a diverse collection of art from around the world. It offers visitors the unique opportunity to view art in the setting of a Grade I listed Georgian mansion located in 120 acres of spectacular parkland. For more information, click here.
Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover extensive collections of portraits, tapestries, furniture and sculpture. Enjoy guided tours and special exhibitions as well as 2000 acres of landscaped parkland and formal gardens. For more information, click here.