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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 the Carlton Guest House.


To see what's on, click here.

Shakespeare's Birthplace

The half-timbered house where Shakespeare was born in 1564 is Stratford's most cherished historic place. Open daily, it 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.

Warwick Castle

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.

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Shakespeare Houses

Set beside a stream in Shottery, Anne Hathaway's Cottage shows how people lived in Tudor times.


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.

Blenheim Palace

Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, 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

The Cotswolds

Carlton Guest House  is an ideal base for exploring the Cotswold villages - Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold, Burford, Bibury and many others.


It's just 20 minutes' drive to the first of many picturesque villages - enjoy sightseeing, shopping and a variety of pubs and restaurants.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney is an award-winning art gallery. Since its opening in 2004, it has continued to deliver an exciting programme of exhibitions and events, alongside a diverse collection of art from around the world. It is set in a Grade I listed Georgian mansion located in 120 acres of spectacular parkland. For more information, click here.

Stratford Racecourse

Just around the corner from Carlton Guest House, Stratford Racecourse offers meetings scheduled every month from March until October. 

Stratford Racecourse is one of the country’s leading small summer jumps racecourses with a reputation for excellent levels of prize money and each year plays host to 18  horseracing fixtures.

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