Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England

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  • 1. Attingham Park

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Built in 1785 by George Steuart (architect of the church of St. Chad in Shrewsbury) for the first Lord Berwick, this elegant stone mansion has...Read More

  • 2. Baddesley Clinton

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The eminent architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described this as “the perfect late medieval manor house” and it’s hard to argue with...Read More

  • 3. Hellens Manor

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Just outside the village of Much Marcle, 4 miles southwest of Ledbury, lies the beautiful 17th-century manor of Hellens, kept like a time capsule...Read More

  • 4. Mary Arden’s Farm

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This charming working farm was the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother, Mary Arden, and offers great insight into the farming methods employed...Read More

  • 5. Shakespeare's New Place

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This is the spot where Shakespeare lived for the last 19 years of his life and where he wrote many of his plays, including The Tempest . Though...Read More

  • 6. Black and White House Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The half-timber Old House, crisscrossed with black beams and whitewashed walls, is a fine example of domestic Jacobean architecture. Built in...Read More

  • 7. Charlecote Park

    House/Mansion/Villa

    A celebrated house in the village of Hampton Lucy just outside Stratford, Charlecote Park is a Prodigy house, built in 1558 by Sir Thomas Lucy...Read More

  • 8. Compton Verney

    Museum/Gallery

    A neoclassical country mansion remodeled in the 1760s by Scottish architect Robert Adam has been repurposed by the Peter Moores Foundation as...Read More

  • 9. Ireland's Mansion

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The cluster of restored half-timber buildings that link Fish Street with Market Square is known as Bear Steps; this mansion, built in 1575 with...Read More

  • 10. Packwood House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Garden enthusiasts are drawn to Packwood’s re-created 17th-century gardens, highlighted by an ambitious topiary Tudor garden in which yew trees...Read More

  • 11. St. John's House Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Kids as well as adults appreciate the well-thought-out St. John’s House Museum, with its period costumes and scenes of domestic life, as well...Read More

  • 12. Stokesay Castle

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This 13th-century fortified manor house built by a wealthy merchant is among the finest of its kind in England. Inside the main hall, the wooden...Read More

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