Day Trip from London: Warwick Castle, Stratford Upon Avon & The Cotswolds

Last year some of my family visited from the States, so we made the most of their trip by heading on a jam-packed one-day road trip.
Related: A 3 Day Road Trip in the Cotswolds

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We hit the road from London and made our way to the awe-inspiring Warwick Castle. The Castle is key to British history, built in 1068 by William the Conqueror after his invasion of England in 1066. It was opened to the public in 1978 and today the Castle offers a brilliant range of educational and fun family activities. Related: 5 Reasons You Must Visit Warwick Castle

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It’s quite possible to spend the entire day exploring Warwick Castle, as there is so much to see and do on the expansive grounds. More of the Warwick Castle experience here.

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Next up, we headed to the home of the one and only William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon. After a lot of walking around the Castle grounds, we were hungry and thirsty, so we did what anyone sensible would do on a British day out… Afternoon tea!

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The wonderful chain of tea houses, Huffkins, has a shop in Stratford-upon-Avon. The staff were friendly and helpful while we enjoyed our pots of tea, scones, sandwiches and cakes.

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With full bellies, we ventured on to see the quaint house and street where Shakespeare lived. The nearby shops are also well worth perusing around. The town is still clearly charming.

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Next up, we drove through the enchanting Cotswolds. We stopped for pictures and walks in Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton on the Water, Slaughter and more. Related: 10 Things You Must do in Malmesbury

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It’s amazing how each village within the Cotswolds offers something unique. Some feature plenty of greenery and water, some feature village shops and bakeries set in Georgian/Tudor architecture made of Cotswold stone, and some feature cottages set among the rolling hills and trees.

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To finish our road trip, we arrived at Windsor Castle. As it was early evening, the streets were much more quiet than normal, which meant we could really take it all in. After walking around the Castle and nearby cobbled streets, we stopped at a British pub for some fish and chips, pie, and a pint. Related: Day Trip from London to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath

If that’s not a proper British day out, we don’t know what is…

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