Picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon combines theatre, museums and architecture to give a unique insight into Shakespeare’s life.
Travel bucket list idea:
Walk to the Broadway Tower
Broadway, Worcestershire, United Kingdom (UK)
This 18th-century folly designed by Capability Brown sits on the highest point in the Cotswolds, with views over 16 counties.
The tower barely justifies an excursion, but it’s a lovely countryside walk to get there. Start from the village of Broadway and follow the signposted footpath, heading north. Soak up the scenic views as you ascend the hill, and in approximately an hour, you’ll arrive at Broadway Tower.
When to do it
It’s a fine walk in all seasons, though spring and autumn are arguably best.
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One of England’s most beautiful regions – a patchwork landscape of idyllic countryside, postcard-perfect villages and cosy historic boutique hotels.
One of Britain’s most beautiful and historic cities, graced by heartstopping architecture and home to the world’s second-oldest university.