This morning begins with a steady climb to Broadway’s folly tower (the second-highest point of the Cotswold escarpment). Walk across grazing pastures and through crop fields to Dovers Hill, the site of an ancient Roman vineyard and in more recent centuries, the Cotswold Olimpicks (spelt correctly). Founded in 1662, the games are held every May and include events such as shin-kicking, tug-o-war and morris dancing. Descending into Chipping Campden, many of the 14th-18th century buildings showcase the very best in limestone craftsmanship, including the 18th-century market hall. Later in the afternoon, a private transfer will take you to Stratford-upon-Avon where you will spend the next 2 nights.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Townhouse
Less than a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Swan Theatre, The Townhouse is located in the old town of Stratford. Opposite Shakespeare’s school, this 400-year-old listed building, offers a great bar and contemporary rooms, with all the attractions and the River Avon within easy walking distance.