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The Stratford
The Stratford

Arden Street, Stratford-upon-avon CV37 6QQ

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4.6 out of 5 (797 reviews)

Located in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Birthplace Museum, Shakespeare …

£98
The White Swan Hotel
The White Swan Hotel

Rother St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6NH

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4.6 out of 5 (172 reviews)

Located in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of American Fountain, Shakespeare Monument …

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Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe Stratford upon Avon
Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe Stratford upon Avon

Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0NR

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4.3 out of 5 (269 reviews)

Situated in Stratford-upon-Avon, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Guild Chapel, Shakespeare Monument, and Royal …

£98
Best Western Grosvenor Hotel
Best Western Grosvenor Hotel

12-14 Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YT

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3.9 out of 5 (524 reviews)

Located in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Guild Chapel, Shakespear …

£59
Billesley Manor Hotel
Billesley Manor Hotel

Billesley, Alcester B49 6NF

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4 out of 5 (133 reviews)

Located in Billesley, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from All Saints Church and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Mary Arden's House. …

£77
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel

High Street, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9EX

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4.1 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Located in Blockley, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Mill Dene Garden and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bourton House Garden and …

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The Arden Hotel
The Arden Hotel

44 Waterside, Stratford-upon-avon CV37 6BA

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4.5 out of 5 (173 reviews)

Located in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, this hotel is steps from Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Swan Theatre, and Shakespear …

£129
Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa
Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa

Walton Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9HU

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3.9 out of 5 (465 reviews)

This family-friendly Warwick hotel is located in a rural location, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Charlecote Park, and within 9 mi (1 …

£65
Best Western Salford Hall Hotel
Best Western Salford Hall Hotel

Abbots Salford, Evesham WR11 8UT

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4 out of 5 (142 reviews)

Located in Abbots Salford, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Ragley Hall, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, and Coughton Court. …

£52
Stratford Manor - QHotels
Stratford Manor - QHotels

Warwick Road Black Hill, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0PY

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4.3 out of 5 (285 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Guild Chapel, Shakespeare Monument, and Royal …

£93
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Pocket Guide: Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare County Raceway Hotels

One of the leading drag racing venues in Britain, the Shakespeare County Raceway was founded in 1973 and is a venue for the British National Drag Racing Championships. It's close to the outskirts of the pleasant market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, which is famous for being the birthplace of the most celebrated and influential playwright and poet of the English language, William Shakespeare. It's also within easy reach of a good selection of Warwickshire hotels, from luxury country retreats to affordable contemporary hotels near the M40.

About the Raceway

At 400 metres long, the venue was previously known as the Long Marston Raceway, and is a popular destination for driving experience courses. Originally an RAF field, visitors even have the opportunity to find out how fast their cars or motorcycles can accelerate on the raceway in an event that is known as the 'Run What Ya Brung' Public Tack Day.

In fact, racing has taken place here since the 1950s, when the Evesham Automobile Club would organise regular quarter and half-mile sprints before drag racing was even heard of in this country.

Other Places to Visit near the Shakespeare County Raceway

Take a day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon itself, which is the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, where you can observe world-class performances of Shakespeare's acclaimed plays. The Shakespeare County Raceway is also within easy reach of the medieval town of Warwick, which is best known for its imposing Norman castle, one of England's most visited tourist attractions.

A Fantastic Range of Attractions and Accommodation

Also nearby is the impressive Palladian house of Ragley Hall, the attractive Regency town of Royal Leamington Spa and its grand Royal Pump Rooms, and Charlecote Park stately home, one of England's finest country mansions. Whether you're staying in an affordable, value-for-money hotel such as The Charlecote Pheasant or a deluxe, high-end venue such as the Ettington Park Hotel in Alderminster, you'll benefit from good transport links to the rest of the country via the M40. Nearby Stratford-Upon-Avon railway station also provides frequent services to central London, Birmingham and other UK towns and cities.

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