Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace, is 6 miles to the north east. As well as the Royal Shakespeare Company theatres, cinema, and the many historic buildings, there are plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs to entertain visitors.

The National Trust Hidcote Manor Gardens and Kiftsgate Court Gardens are just 3 miles further into the Cotswolds from Winton House. The gardens and manor house are open from Easter to the October school break. One of the Autumn highlights at Hidcote is a maize maze - a real challenge for even the most experienced navigator.

Just under 6 miles to the south lies the town of Chipping Campden, one of the gems of the Cotswolds. There are many architectural treasures in the main street and guided tours are available. There is also a good choice of restaurants and pubs. There is good walking in and around the town and Campden is at the northern end of the Cotswold Way.

Chipping Camden

There are many Cotwold villages within easy driving distance of Winton House. Broadway is only 9 miles away and Stanton, Snowshill, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, the Slaughters and Moreton-in-Marsh are all worth a visit.
At Moreton is the Cotswold Falconry Centre which holds daily flying displays of many different birds of prey species and is a highly recommended destination.

Warwick Castle, 17 miles away, is one of the best preserved medieval castles in England. It is open every day of the year except Christmas, there are dungeons and armories, jousting demonstrations and splendid riverside grounds to explore, plenty for young and old to enjoy.

Compton Verney Mansion, 14 miles away, was designed by Robert Adams in the 1760's and is set in classical parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. It has been restored and converted into an art gallery of international repute.


For the more energetic there are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities. The

green at the front of the house marks one end of the Warwickshire Centenary Way. it is also on the famous Heart of England Way to Chipping Campden, and 5 miles from Dovers Hill, the start of the Cotswolds Way.
Close at hand is the Greenway,an old railway line offering a safe route to Stratford for cyclists and walkers alike. Bikes are available for hire and can be delivered to Winton House by Stratford Bike Hire.


Families with young children will love Hatton Farm Village which has a unique mix of animals, adventure and all-out activity. Next door is the Shopping Village, home to 25 craft and specialist gift shops.

Nine miles to the west, Ragley Hall is a delightful Palladian house with exceptional interiors set in formal gardens and another Capability Brown park, which contains a large adventure play area, and a woodland walk.

30 minutes away is the Cotswold Wildlife Park, home to a fascinating and varied collection of mammals, birds, reptiles from all over the world. The park is set in extensive gardens around a listed Victorian Manor House.