Things to do

Things to do


We've curated the best things to see and do in Warkwickshire near Stratford-upon-Avon. From historical houses to picturesque villages and country walks, you won't want to miss these during your stay with us.


Cruise on the River Avon

The perfect way to explore Stratford-upon-Avon and the surrounding countryside.

Shakespeare Distillery

Just a stone’s throw away from Billesley Manor, Shakespeare Distillery is a must-visit.

Ragley Hall

Set in 450 acres of beautiful park land, the estate overlooks the unspoilt Warwickshire countryside.

The Butterfly Farm

Stratford Butterfly Farm is the UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise where you can discover hundreds of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in an exotic tropical environment waterfalls and f...

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opened on our site next to the River Avon in 1879, after local brewer, Charles Flower donated the land and launched a campaign to build a theatre in the town of Sha...

Shakespeare's Houses

Discover the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest storyteller across his family homes.

Warwick castle

Dazzling shows and attractions, heaps of gruesome history and awesome birds of prey, all set within 64 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens make Warwick Castle a fun, action-packed day out for ev...
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  • 29 November 2022
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  • 28 November 2022
    We have a very important question for you: do you put up your Christmas decorations as soon as possible, or do you wait until the first day of advent? 🤔 🎄 Why not make your own door decoration this year by coming along to one of our festive wreath making workshops? The workshop is £59 per person, material included, and you'll walk away with your very own unique Christmas wreath. 🎅 To book your space, call 01789 279955 or visit our website.
  • 25 November 2022
    Have yourself a classy Christmas this year. 🎄 There's only one month to go until the big day! If visiting us is on your Christmas list, take a look at what festive offerings we have remaining on our website. 🎅
  • 23 November 2022
    This dish looks almost too good to eat! 😇 The Stuart Restaurant has a delectable menu to choose from, and the presentation of each dish is always something to be in awe of. Book your meal with us by tapping the link in our bio.
  • 21 November 2022
    Let the light in. ⛅ Our As You Like It Lounge is the perfect place to take a seat and unwind, get lost in your favourite novel or take in the views.
  • 17 November 2022
    Visit the Castle this Christmas. ❄️ Warwick Castle is only 12 miles away from us at Billesley Manor, and it's the perfect place for a fun family day out. Our local area is truly magical at Christmas time, so if you're staying with us this winter we'd really recommend you have a look at what's on locally! 📸 @graceleemcdphotos
  • 16 November 2022
    A picture perfect stay. 🤩 If you're looking for a getaway that's as luxurious as it is photogenic, we think Billesley Manor is a great place to start (if we do say so ourselves). ✨ Peruse our rooms by tapping the link in our bio.
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  • 09 November 2022
    We know how stressful Christmas can be. Which is why we've got a very special treatment going in our spa this festive season. 🎄 🧖 Our exclusive Restful Ritual treatment will encourage a deep, peaceful nights sleep so you can wake up in the morning feeling rested, rejuvenated, and refreshed. 😴 The Restful Ritual treatment includes a back massage using restful aromatherapy oils, realignment, a deep double cleanse with exfoliation, a skin analysis with a Skin Vision™ lamp, a face mask, relaxing scalp massage and a warm rose quartz massage. Tap the link in our bio to find out more.
  • 07 November 2022
    Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? ✒️ Where better to get inspired to write your own than in our As You Like It Lounge, named after the famous Shakespearian play that he was rumoured to have penned on our very grounds! 🎭 Want to visit where William Shakespeare did once upon a time? Book your next stay by tapping the link in bio.
  • 05 November 2022
    A room with a view. 🌳 We have a choice of rooms at Billesley Manor, from quirky cosy spaces to gorgeous classic suites with plenty of space and sunlight! Pick the perfect one for you today, link in bio.
  • 03 November 2022
    Our festive wreath making workshop is selling out fast... in fact, the workshop on 6th December is fully booked! 🎄 If you want to learn how to make your very own luxury Christmas door decoration, you need to book your space for 7th December whilst you still have the chance! Book today by calling 01789 279955 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visiting our website. 📸 @janepillingerweddingflowers
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    Create everlasting memories at Billesley Manor. ✨ We have plenty of pretty private dining rooms available for you to book if you're having a family celebration with 100 guests, or if you want an intimate dinner of less than 10. Visit our website to enquire about our private dining options, link in bio.
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  • 31 October 2022
    Happy Halloween from everyone at Billesley Manor! 🧡
  • 28 October 2022
    Today is the final day for all of you lovely Billesley couples to enter our #BillesleyBliss competition! ⛪ We're giving one lucky couple that had their wedding on our grounds a truly romantic prize- on your wedding anniversary you can stay with us, free of charge*! 💍 If you want to enter, all you have to do is share your gorgeous wedding pictures on Instagram, tag our account and use the hashtag #BillesleyBliss. *T&Cs apply, head to our website to read. The winner will be selected at random.
  • 26 October 2022
    Halloween is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing... 🎃 It's your last chance to book tickets for our Halloween Masquerade Ball! Join us this Sunday 30th October, where you can enjoy a fancy five course dinner followed by dancing to the sweet sound of live music. 🎭 Book by tapping the link in bio, or contacting 01789 279955 before it's too late!
  • 24 October 2022
    We raise the bar with our fabulous Espresso Martinis. 🍸 Our bar has big windows and atmospheric lighting (...and alcohol, of course) so you really couldn't pick a better place to sit and watch the world go by.

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