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Scandal hits the RSC!

Eight of Shakespeare’s most popular plays across the RSC’s four stages – including Othello, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Pericles – three world premières, a European première, a UK première, a ballet – Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet – plus Sheridan’s School for […]

From Art Deco to Zebrawood: the A-Z of Antiques on Avonlea’s Doorstep

If you love antiques, you’ll love Stratford-upon-Avon. Top Dog Antiques near Stratford-upon-Avon is a new, purpose built, 5000 square feet contemporary antiques centre and is just one of at least 10 fantastic independent antiques shops and antiques centres (representing over 200 antiques dealers) within 12 miles of Stratford-upon-Avon. It means that you can stay at Avonlea […]

Guest Recommendation: Walking from Leamington Spa to Hatton Locks

At Avonlea we are proud to say that many guests return time and time again. As a result, they discover ‘hidden gems’ that are off the well-trodden tourist beat. Two of our regular guests, Kate and Bob, have discovered that jumping on a train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Leamington Spa provides the perfect opportunity for a […]

Stratford Racecourse Events 2024

Turn a Stratford race day into a short break by staying at Avonlea. Stratford Racecourse is just a mile from Stratford-upon-Avon – meaning racegoers who stay with us can leave their car at Avonlea and walk to the course to enjoy the hospitality at one of the country’s leading small jump racecourses Racing takes place […]

RSC’s 2024 Season

The RSC has plenty of treats in store in early 2024. Whether you prefer traditional Will, a new take on Shakespeare – or something a little more left field. From February to April, you can choose from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice 1936, First Encounters: Romeo and Juliet or Ben and Imo. […]

Food Festival Comes to Stratford-upon-Avon

With over 100 stalls lining the charming streets of Bridge Street and Henley Street, The Stratford-upon-Avon Food Festival promises an unforgettable experience. As you stroll through the market stalls, you’ll be greeted by an array of aromas and and quality produce. Additionally, the festival offers free demonstrations, providing the perfect opportunity to learn from seasoned […]

Leave Your Car Behind

Whether you choose to visit Stratford-upon-Avon by train or car taking advantage of our free parking, once you arrive at Avonlea you can explore everything that the area has to offer without needing to sit behind a steering wheel. Just 1½ miles from the railway station and with its own off-street parking, Avonlea lets you make […]

Wine Tasting Events at Avonlea

Whether its our great bedrooms, fantastic location or free onsite parking (we’re too modest to mention the hospitable hosts!!) more and more guests are booking Avonlea to meet up with friends and family. If booking Avonlea for exclusive use we have discovered the perfect way for friends and family to start their time together – […]

Combine the Sport of Kings with the King of Playwrights

Stratford Racecourse is just a mile from Stratford-upon-Avon – meaning racegoers who stay with us can leave their car at Avonlea and walk to the course to enjoy the hospitality at one of the country’s leading small jump racecourses Racing takes place regularly between March and October, with many top trainers and jockeys attending. The […]

Down at the Swan

Swan Theatre re-opening season continues with four extraordinary human dramas which offer new perspectives on familiar narratives: Tanika Gupta’s The Empress; a new production directed by Pooja Ghai opening in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon with a transfer to the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Falkland Sound; a new play by Brad Birch directed by Aaron Parsons telling […]

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