World travelers can romance their loved one in Shakespeare Country on Valentine’s Day!
World travelers who are romantic (and who isn’t?) can celebrate Valentine’s Day in Shakespeare Country with a host of romantic inspired ideas. You can book into a luxury country house hotel, enjoy champagne teas, sonnets and love scenes, river cruises and romantic haunted pub walks or simply relax over a romantic candle-lit dinner in one of the areas many beautiful and historic buildings.
Experience a weekend of Shakespearean romance, Tudor traditions of courtship and expressions of love at the Shakespeare Houses and Gardens from 12 – 14 February. Bring your sweetheart to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and hear sonnets and love scenes performed by Shakespeare Aloud! At Nash’s House & New Place hang your favourite love quote on the tree for all to see and dedicate it to a loved one. Enjoy the Essence of Love with wine and preserve tasting at Hall’s Croft. At Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, experience Tudor courtship and hand-fasting rituals.
Enjoy a romantic cruise and delicious 4-course meal along the picturesque River Avon with the Countess of Evesham, a popular 70 ft restaurant cruiser.The cruise, which takes 3.5 hours, is the perfect way to take in the delights of Stratford-upon-Avon from the river.
Fall in love with nature at the Stratford Butterfly Farm with an array of beautiful butterflies, insects, giant millipedes and snails over Valentines weekend. Learn all about ‘Animal attraction’ from an animals perspective – how to attract a mate and what to do when you have. Hear tips taken from a praying mantis and tarantula on how to be romantic!
Join fearless ghost hunters at the haunted Falstaff Experience from 11 – 14 February with a romantic haunted pub walk of Stratford, ghost tours by lantern-light within the building and overnight ghost hunts with a rose for every lady. The pub walk will retell the loves and life of Stratford’s residents, including William Shakespeare. Ghost tours and overnight ghost hunts are on offer for braver couples with the haunted pub walk taking place on 11 February, lantern-lit ghost tours on 12, 13, & 14 February and the ghost hunt on 12 February.
Kenilworth Castle is the setting of one of history’s most enduring love stories – that of Elizabeth I and her favourite Lord Robert Dudley. Explore the fairytale setting of Kenilworth and spend the most romantic day of the year amongst its ruins. Stroll around the re-created Elizabethan Garden and soak up the scents and sounds of this wonderful pleasure garden as Elizabeth I would have done over 400 years ago.
For accommodation, special offers and more information visit the official website: www.Shakespeare-Country.co.uk/valentines.aspx or call Shakespeare Country on 01926 471 329.
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