ACTIVITIES – GREAT THINGS, WHATEVER THE SEASON
ACTIVITIES – WHATEVER THE SEASON, lots to do
ENJOYING YOUR STAY IN PEBWORTH AND BEYOND
Pebworth is a peaceful village located on the edge of the Cotswolds within the Heart of England Forest, close to Chipping Campden, Broadway and Stratford-upon-Avon.
All three county borders of Gloucestershire, South Warwickshire and Worcestershire meet in Friday Street, reputed to have been the haunt of William Shakespeare and certainly many of the thatched and timbered ‘chocolate box’ cottages date from his time.
To the south are countless Cotswold villages and market towns waiting to be discovered including Chipping Campden,Broadway, Moreton-in-Marsh, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and many more.
Just 9 miles to the North East is Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The historic town, on the River Avon is home to many fascinating attractions including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, as well as a good range of shops, restaurants and cafés.
A little further afield (19 miles) steep yourself in the jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure that is Warwick Castle. And plenty of horrid histories to entertain children.
Discover the stunning beauty of the countryside surrounding the manor, walking or cycling or visiting the many gardens and historic houses.
WINE & DINE
Whether you desire fine dining or fabulous local cuisine from locally grown seasonal produce – you’re sure to find something to satisfy.
Come here to steep yourself in Shakespeare’s Stratford and visit the RSC theatre, or maybe a day at the race? You’re guaranteed a great day out.
SCENIC WALKS, CYCLE RIDES & GARDENS
The surrounding countryside provides loads of activities, with great walks, good cycling and many National Trust properties and gardens to visit. If that’s not enough you’ll find fishing, shooting, and golfing.
There is nothing like walking to get the feel of the local landscape. You can set off for your walk as soon as you step outside the door with many local footpaths in and around Pebworth, crossing fields, meeting friendly ‘residents’ en-route and passing through woods within the Heart of England Forest Set in beautifully landscaped gardens and created by the forest’s late founder, Felix Dennis, the Garden of Heroes and Villains is home to more than 50 life-size, bronze statues of some of the most iconic figures in history.
Walk the Cotswold Way, starting in Chipping Campden just 5 miles away, one of England’s finest long-distance trails or complete the Cotswold Way circular walk around Broadway Tower.
Whatever you choose, this is fine walking through quintessential English countryside.
With such an area of great history dating back hundreds of years there are many houses and gardens of national interest. Hidcote Manor Garden is one of the best known and most influential Arts and Crafts gardens in Britain, created by Lawrence Johnston. Equally stunning is the privately owned Kiftsgate Court Gardens, the creation of three generations of women gardeners, just a few hundred yards from Hidcote. Visit Coughton Court, seat of the Throckmorton family and discover their hand in the gun powder plot.
The magnificent Sezincote House and Garden is quite unique in every way and you will want to visit Batsford Arboretum, beautiful whatever the season.
WINE & DINE
PUBS, RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATERIES
There is a wealth of good eateries in the locale, producing great food of local provenance just a short distance away. Delicious food and divine settings, smart and stylish through to rustic shabby chic. We guarantee you’ll find something that makes your stay memorable. Here’s a quick taster to tempt the taste buds.
Enjoy the cosy relaxed atmosphere of the Kings Arms Pub, Mickleton for lunch or dinner. Or maybe award winning 17th Century inn, The Bell, Welford on Avon; great for families. Take a short drive to Chipping Campden to the stylish café/bar/restaurant of Huxleys. Great atmosphere, with outdoor terraces, perfect for summer chilling.
Celebrating a special event? Let us know and we will make recommendations.
Enjoying time with friends and family or just want to relax in your own company and love to cook?
Take advantage of the local farm shops. Lower Clopton, fresh ingredients of local provenance. Freshly baked bread, croissants and cakes. Free range Eggs, fresh meat products from locally reared herds, seasonal vegetables and fruit and even locally produced Cotswold Gin! Simply the best produce from fields and farms surrounding this lovely store.
There are good general stores in Mickleton, Welford on Avon and Bidford on Avon and Stratford upon Avon has large supermarkets with the nearest being Waitrose. Basically, it is impossible to go hungry in this part of the world, we are surrounded by wonderful farm shops, local produce and great places to eat.
SOMETHING FOR THE THEATRE LOVERS TOO
Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon – steeped in culture and history. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, his school and his final resting place in Holy Trinity churchyard.
Set on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK. Take a boat along the river, watch the wildlife or enjoy the many shops and restaurants before a trip to the RSC theatre to catch one of Will’s best!
FOR HORSE RACING FANS – 4 COURSES!
Enjoy the thrill of the races with 4 courses to choose from!
Distance from Pebworth:
Stratford Racecourse – 9 miles – 15 minute drive
Warwick – 18 miles – 30 minute drive
Cheltenham Races – 23 miles – 35 minute drive
Worcester – 26 miles – 40 minute drive or local train from Honeybourne to Foregate St Worcester
These racecourses host some of the country’s finest racing events with the ever famous Cheltenham Festival topping the list, you can gamble on a great day out.