PLANNING YOUR HOLIDAY

Places to visit

For those of you who are new to the area, to help you plan your holiday, we have put together a comprehensive list of places to visit, local places to eat and things to do and see in the area.  

COTSWOLD VILLAGES LOCALLY ALONG THE A429

The Cotswold countryside is some of the most beautiful in the country with its rolling hills and valleys, old market towns and villages. * Ilmington village is one of the prettiest in the Cotswolds, and comes under the conservation area of outstanding natural beauty. It is set in a valley, at the foot of the Campden Hills. To explore surrounding villages, from the village follow the signpost towards, Shipston on Stour, at the crossroads which is less than five minutes drive you will reach the A429 turn right and follow this road and you will soon arrive at:

To visit other villages further south into the Cotswold, from here you take the A429 until you see the sign for:

For those seeking to get back to the hustle and bustle of today’s world, it is a just a short drive from here to the large town of CIRENCESTER, lots of shops but not so quaint at the villages along the way.

COTSWOLD VILLAGE TO THE NORTH

From Cedar Cottage turn left and follow the road through the village up the hill towards:

 

* The most picturesque places and not to be missed.

  STRATFORD ON AVON , WARWICK , LEAMINGTON SPA  

For those who wish to explore these well known local towns, you cannot get more famous than

For those who want more shops with more choice:

For serious shoppers, you can get a train from Stratford Station straight to Birmingham Bull Ring Shopping Centre. Shop till you drop with every shop you could possibly wish for under one roof.  Rail fairs are quite cheap and parking is available at the station.  The large town of CHELTENHAM is around 40 minutes drive.

LONDON

It is possible to get a train to London Paddington from the Station at Moreton in the Marsh a good service is available for those who may wish to go to a London Show or just for a day sightseeing or shopping and there is parking at the station.

  OXFORD OR BLENHEIM PALACE

It is possible to drive to Oxford from Ilmington, the London road runs through Shipston on Stour, it takes around one hour to drive, but park and ride is recommended as you get nearer the town centre  A rail service may operate from Moreton Station to Oxford.  Oxford is a lovely city and a great place for a day out.  If driving to
Blenheim
Palace
, follow the same road, stop off at Woodstock for coffee or lunch.  The palace is on the edge of Woodstock .

INFORMATION OF OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS  

Stratford upon Avon is only seven miles from Ilmington.  Lots to see and do here, stroll along the banks of the River Avon, take a river boat trip or visit the Shakespeare properties including Shakespeare’s birthplace, Ann Hathaway’s Cottage, Mary Arden’s house, and Halls Croft or potter around the shops and have coffee or lunch.

     For those who like to explore the local countryside on foot or by cycle, we have information maps and routes for you to follow.    

SWIMMING

Those of you who enjoy a morning dip, we have a  new local swimming pool at Shipston on Stour . Times etc will be supplied.

SPORTS FANS

 Ilmington has its own public Astra turf tennis courts, open to the general public, quite a few local players if you fancy a game. Details of contacts etc will be available. Football fans will be delighted to know that
 the Red Lion in the village shows prestige games on a large screen you will be welcome to join the locals. 

  Cricket  and Green Bowls  These are both played in the village. Sunday afternoon spent watching a good match is the perfect was to enjoy the true taste of English village life.

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