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Pocket Guide: Stratford-upon-Avon Mary Arden's House Hotels

As the name would suggest, this charming farm was once the home of Mary Arden, the mother of William Shakespeare, who was born in 1537. It's within easy reach of an excellent selection of premium and value-for-money Warwickshire hotels, and is only a short journey from the picturesque market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born.

Learn About Shakespeare's Mother's Childhood

Find out how Mary Arden grew up and see what life would have been like in Warwickshire in the 16th Century. Learn about her eventful life, and get a fascinating glimpse into how the Tudors would have dined and raised their families.

Great for Families

Children can take part in various trails, puzzles and quizzes, explore the wildlife in the garden, and enjoy tasty refreshments and light meals with an authentic Tudor theme until 4pm. The attraction has a superb wooden adventure playground for children under the age of ten, and a fun 'have-a-go' archery school that operates during school holidays and bank holidays.

Included in the Value-For-Money Shakespeare Five House Pass

With the Shakespeare Five House Pass, you can benefit from a significant discount on entry to this attraction and several other historic houses related to William Shakespeare, such as his birthplace and his burial place at Holy Trinity Church. For your benefit, many nearby hotels offer delicious free breakfasts, free WiFi access and free self-parking, so you can be completely independent during your stay.

See the Animals

The farm has a special falconry display four times a day, which features various birds of prey, and various local heritage breeds that are similar to what Mary Arden and her son would have been familiar with.

Other Places to Visit

Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace, a charming 16th century, half-timbered house near the centre of Stratford-Upon-Avon that is now a thriving museum illustrating the playwright's eventful life. If you're staying at the refined Mallory Court Hotel in Royal Leamington Spa then don't forget to see the historic Royal Pump Rooms. And if you're basing yourself at the Warwick Arms Hotel, spend some time at the town's remarkable castle, one of the finest Norman landmarks in the country.

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