Things to do at this year’s Training Congress in Stratford-upon-Avon
Members making the most of the Training Congress weekend will have time to explore the sights of Stratford-upon-Avon and nearby Warwick before joining us for the FHT Dinner and 2015 Excellence Awards presentation, held from 7pm on Saturday 5 September.
Stratford-upon-Avon is most notably the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the most influential writer to write in the English language. Due to this, there is a variety of Shakespeare-themed attractions in the town. One place of interest is the home where Shakespeare was believed to be born, back in 1564. This is located in Henley Street, just a 10 minute walk from the Holiday Inn. You may also want to see Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the home of Shakespeare’s wife; Hall’s Croft, the home of his daughter Susanna Hall; and Nash’s house, the home next door to the ruins of Shakespeare’s last known residence.
Nearby Warwick is just a 20-minute drive away from the Holiday Inn and is famously home to Warwick Castle, a medieval castle, originally built by William the Conquerer in 1068. Other places of note include Charlecote Park, a grand house built in the 16th Century, with its own deer park and Lord Leycester Hospital, a retirement home for ex-servicemen that is often used as a setting in TV period dramas.
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