Local attractions and places to visit
The White Swan Hotel, Henley-in-Arden, is ideally situated in the heart of England for visiting many attractions or doing business in the region and is very close to Stratford-upon-Avon – the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Discover more about this historic Warwickshire town at the Henley-in-Arden Museum and Heritage Centre on the High Street just down the road from the White Swan Hotel.
Henley-in-Arden also has a variety of great walks, some sections taking in the Millennium Way.
Park for free when you finish your walk with a hearty lunch at The White Swan. Call for details on 01564 792623.
Henley-in-Arden railway station is only a short walk away from the Hotel and has regular services to Birmingham, local towns and all national destinations. Regular bus services also operate from Henley to all local destinations.
The Heart of Shakespeare Country
Venture just a few miles down the road, through beautiful Warwickshire countryside and you are in Stratford-upon-Avon. Birthplace of Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, historic Stratford is the most visited tourist location outside London and somewhere you simply cannot afford to miss.
- The Royal Shakespeare Theatre – home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
- Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – visit the houses and gardens of Shakespeare and his family.
- Stratford Butterfly Farm – the UK’s largest tropical butterfly paradise.
The nearby county town County Town of Warwick has a famous and impressive castle possibly the best preserved medieval example in the country. It dates back to the 11th century. Period displays and events take place throughout the year providing thrilling entertainment for the whole family.
- Warwick Castle – Experience one thousand years of jaw-dropping history.
- Avoncroft Museum – Historic Buildings.
- Baddesley Clinton – atmospheric moated house with gardens and parkland.
- Charlecote Park – glorious house, garden & park to explore!
- Coughton Court – family home of the Throckmortons since Tudor times.
- Coventry Cathedral – an extraordinary place. A story you can’t ignore.
- Drayton Manor – the family theme park in the heart of England and home to Thomas Land.
- Heritage Motor Centre – home to the worlds greatest collection of British Cars.
- Kenilworth Castle – one of the largest historic attractions in the West Midlands.
- Packwood House – a house to dream of, a garden to dream in.
- Ragley Hall – so much to see and do.
- The Assembly – live music in Leamington Spa.
- Twycross Zoo – The World Primate Centre.
- Warwickshire County Cricket Club – international and county cricket.
If the classics are more to your liking then in 20 minutes you can be in the heart of rejuvenated Birmingham city centre with its world famous Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Ballet, art galleries and theatres.
Birmingham is also home to the International Conference Centre (ICC) and Arena Birmingham which hosts international entertainment and sporting events regularly throughout the year.
For shoppers, there’s the modern, nationally recognised Bullring shopping centre with its iconic Selfridges building and hundreds of stores in the heart of the city.
- Birmingham Hippodrome – a stage for the best in the world.
- Birmingham Royal Ballet – one of the world’s leading large-scale international dance companies.
- Resorts World Arena – music, comedy and sports events.
- New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham – entertainment in the heart of the city.
- Utilita Arena Birmingham – one of the busiest large scale indoor sporting and entertainment venues in Europe.
- Thinktank – Birmingham science museum.
- National Exhibition Centre – the UK’s largest exhibition centre.
- Resorts World Birmingham – outlet shopping, cinema and casino.
- Touchwood Shopping Centre – in Solihull town centre with shops, cinema and restaurants.