Terrace

Foxglove

Holiday Cottage

Lower Green
Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum

Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Old Market Place, Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Howard Arms, Ilmington

The Howard Arms, Ilmington

The Ebrington Arms

The Ebrington Arms

Racing at Cheltenham

Racing at Cheltenham



Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower

Red Lion Inn, Ilmington

Red Lion Inn, Ilmington

Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpicks

Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpicks





Things to Do

There are very many special places to visit and things to do locally, depending on your taste for culture, family activities, history, food and drink, architecture or just quiet country pursuits.

The world famous Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum is just 9 miles away in Stratford-upon-Avon where there are many other touristy things to do. These include visiting the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, where you can see a performance or just visit; sitting in the park by the river or taking a pleasure cruise or rowing boat out on the river. There are also three other historic Shakespeare houses in the district.

For children, there are other attractions. Perhaps the best known is Warwick Castle, which is one of the most impressive castles in England. They also have a programme of special events such as ice-skating and a winter fair in the Christmas holiday season and jousting in the Summer.

Also for children is the Cotswold Farm Park and not far away, the pretty town of Bourton-on-the-Water with its Model Village and Birdland.

There is also the natural beauty of the Cotswold Hills. Perhaps the most beautiful of the nearby towns is Chipping Campden.

The nearest village is Ilmington where there are two excellent pubs: the award-winning Howard Arms and the equally delightful Red Lion. Two miles away lies the sleepy hillside village of Ebrington, with another excellent pub, the Ebrington Arms.

Around the area, there are many country walks with fantastic views, and we can lend you maps to help find your way around.

There is a nice public swimming pool just 2 miles away which is never very crowded.

There is a bike hire company Cotswold Country Cycles 3 miles away.

Annual Calendar of Events

  • Mid-March: Cheltenham Festival - one of the top events of the racing calendar.
  • 20th-21st April: Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations. Annual festival in Stratford-upon-Avon - lots to do in and around the town.
  • Last Friday in May: Robert Dover's Cotswold "Olimpick" Games, starting at 7.30pm. Great family entertainment, including bonfire, fireworks, traditional fairground rides, politically incorrect "Shin Kicking" contest and torchlit procession for all. One of the top evenings of the year - just 4 miles from CHB.
  • Sometime from May-July: Ilmington Open Gardens. Wander through the traditional cotswold gardens of our beautiful village. Imington Manor, The Grange, Foxcote Hill and several other grand houses throw their gardens open for charity. Evocative scents, bubbling streams, traditional orchards and long views characterise this quintessentially English day out.
  • End June - Early July: Shipston Proms Music Festival. Jazz, blues, folk, rock and classical performers are amongst the acts that are appearing at this year's Shipston Proms. The Shipston Proms aims to cater for all tastes, with an eclectic mix of artists, both local performers and world renowned talents.
  • August Bank Holiday Monday, End August: the annual Ilmington Show starts at 1.00 pm. A full programme of events always includes displays for all the family, demonstrations by local groups, usually, a low-level flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, There is also the usual large selection of sideshows and stalls together with beautiful exhibits from the Horticultural Society.
  • Saturday Mid September: the Ilmington Music Festival, takes place at St. Mary's Church. A programme of classical music usually starts at 2pm and runs through to the evening.
  • Mid-October: Funfair rides and food stalls crowd Stratford-upon-Avon's streets at its annual Mop Fair. At this traditional medieval street festival, the pretty town of Stratford hosts a vibrant two-day party with hog roasts, fun charity events and more.

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