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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  • 28 September 2022
    We're delighted to announce that we have won Historic Hotel of the Year at the Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2022/23. ✨ We're honoured to have won, and are very proud of our rich history! Book your stay at our award-winning hotel, link in bio.
  • 26 September 2022
    Spooky season is sneaking upon us. 🎃 We're hosting a black tie masquerade ball in aid of @thebardshospice, Sunday the 30th of October. Enjoy 5 courses along with blood punch in our newly refurbished Topiary Suite, with a night full of live music. Want to come along? To book your place give us a call on 01789279955.
  • 23 September 2022
    Throwback to International Housekeepers Week! 👈 We're so grateful for our housekeeping team here at Billesley Manor! They keep everything looking beautiful and pristine for our guests, and we appreciate all of their daily hard work. ✨ #Housekeeping #HardWork #Team #StaffAppreciation
  • 23 September 2022
    Supporting locally-made creations. 🥂 We stock our bar with locally made products from local businesses we love. Including distilled gins from @shakespearedistillery and brewed beer from @purityale. #BillesleyManor #SupportLocal #Warwickshire #StratfordUponAvon #Gin #Ale
  • 22 September 2022
    Fine dining has never looked better! ✨ Dine in a wealth of historic architecture at one of the best Restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Stuart Restaurant. Book your dining experience today. #Dining #Hotel #Food #FoodAndDrink #Luxury #Grounds #Views #DinnerPlans #StratfordUponAvon
  • 21 September 2022
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  • 18 September 2022
    We will be joining the nation at 8pm this evening to commemorate the incredible life of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 12 September 2022
    Following the recent sad news of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we have decided to postpone our Wedding Fayre until 9th October so we can focus on this time of mourning. �If you have any questions, please contact us on �01789 279955�.����
  • 09 September 2022
    During this time, we will be flying our flags at half-mast in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 09 September 2022
    HM Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen and our deepest condolences go out to the Royal Family. She was a truly admirable woman, and we thank her for her extraordinary service to our country for the last 70 years. We will be flying our flags at half mast as a sign of respect.
  • 03 September 2022
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  • 31 August 2022
    Bright whites and clean greens, the perfect relaxation station. 🍃 Self-care weekend pending...
  • 30 August 2022
    Delectable and delicious. 👩🏼‍🍳 Our talented kitchen brigade source the best of local produce and work hard to create mouth-watering dishes.
  • 26 August 2022
    Many, many years ago, William Shakespeare set foot into our Manor and put together 'As You Like it', one of his many infamous pastoral comedies. Allow yourself to indulge in your own creativity in our 'As You Like It' lounge.
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  • 23 August 2022
    Craving an afternoon of deliciousness? Enjoy an afternoon tea experience in our stunning 16th-century manor. Take time to natter over dainty sandwiches, delectable scones and hot piping tea (or bubbles, of course). 🥂
  • 20 August 2022
    Time to unplug. You don’t have to be a guest or a member to have a treatment at Billesley Manor Spa, from luxury @espaskincare facials to deep tissue massages, allow our staff to take your body on a journey of total relaxation. #BillesleyManor
  • 17 August 2022
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  • 13 August 2022
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