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Tel code: 01789 | code search
Postcode: CV35 | code search
Population: 6500
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Wellesbourne is a large village (its population estimated at about 6500) about five miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon and the same distance from junction 15 of the M40. The River Dene runs through the settlement, which in fact until 1947 used to be two distinct villages Wellesbourne Mountford and Wellesbourne Hastings, and indeed there are still two effective village centres here. The Hastings part was the larger, granted a market and fair charter by Edward I before its population and importance declined. The most significant moment historically for the village was the creation there in 1872 of the first agricultural trade union. There are three landmarks of note in and around the village in fact these days more of a commuter town serving Stratford and Warwick among others its Watermill, not currently open to the public, its WWII RAF base now a small civil aerodrome, and the National Trust managed Charlecote Park with its roots in the Norman era but altered and improved over the centuries. A local legend has it that Shakespeare once poached deer from its park, though there is a dispute as to whether a deer herd existed here in his time they certainly is now, visitors likely to see the fallow deer roaming wild. The gardens of Charlecote Park which include woodland and more formal elements are extensive and lovely, with some views across the River Avon


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Innkeeper's Lodge Stratford-upon-Avon (0.14 miles)

** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Five miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon and easily reached from Junction 15 of the M40, this lodge is adjacent to the King's Head Vintage Inn at ... More | visit website
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Charlecote Pheasant Hotel (1.22 miles)

Charlecote Pheasant Hotel

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A beautiful country house hotel set in the delightful village of Charlecote, minutes from J15 M40, Stratford upon Avon, Warwick and Leamington Spa. The hotel offers charm and character combined ... More | visit website

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Walton Hall Hotel and Spa (2.00 miles)

Walton Hall Hotel and Spa

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Sitting in 65 acres of beautiful English countryside, just 10 minutes off the M40, lies Barcelo Walton Hotel.The new Barcelo Walton Hotel has been carefully designed to blend in naturally ... More

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Loxley Guest House (2.17 miles)

Loxley Guest House

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4 STAR SILVER AWARD:Bed and Breakfasts in Stratford Upon Avon may be plentiful but Loxley Guest House has been recognised for its exceptional quality, service and hospitality by being one ... More

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Westham Country House (3.19 miles)

Westham Country House

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Located in the heart of Warwickshire set in 5 acres of grounds Westham Country House is ideally placed to explore the surrounding historic area. Built in 1877 originally a hunting ... More

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Glebe Hotel (3.40 miles)

Glebe Hotel
Georgian style hotel situated in the village of Barford. Seven miles from Stratford upon Avon and three miles from Warwick, yet only a mile and a half from junction 15 of the M40. Three star, ... More | visit website
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Stratford Limes Hotel (3.46 miles)

Stratford Limes Hotel
The Stratford Limes Hotel is a small friendly hotel which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment. Situated in one of the quieter, peaceful and popular areas of Stratford upon Avon, we can offer private free car ... More | visit website
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Church Hill Farm (3.55 miles)

Church Hill Farm

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An idyllic country bed and breakfast close to Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Royal Leamington Spa. Church Hill Farm is a 300 acre working farm with a farmhouse that ... More

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Stratford Manor (3.66 miles)

Stratford Manor

Modern hotel in countryside setting minutes from centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, ideally located for exploring Warwickshire, Shakespeare country or theatre visits. The four murals on the exterior of the building depict the four seasons and ... More | visit website

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Days Inn Warwick North (3.93 miles)

Days Inn Warwick North
Free wi-fi facilities when you book this hotel. Days Inn Warwick Northbound is located on the M40 Northbound carriageway. Free Parking is available to all guests and reception is 24hours. All rooms are en-suite with bath & ... More | visit website

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