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Discover the birthplace of William Shakespeare in the heart of his hometown
We invite you to come and explore the ancient market town of Alcester, set amidst the gently rolling hills of Shakespeare’s England, just eight miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Mingle with friendly locals and join in the fun with the year-round mix of colourful parades, festivals, events and centuries-old tradition.
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Alcester Golf Club (now defunct) was founded in 1892. The club continued until the outbreak of the Second World War.
Alcester is an ancient Roman town in a beautiful part of south-west Warwickshire, England with a population of around 9000.
In early June Alcester holds the Court Leet charity street market with a procession and competitions for best stall and best fancy dress.
Recent developments, carried out by a multi-agency partnership, include 'Roman Alcester', a museum exhibiting locally found archaeological artifacts from the 1st to 4th century AD. Admission is free and the museum is now open Monday to Saturday excluding Tuesdays (schools only) but including Bank Holiday Mondays; see the website for fuller details
Today the town features architecture from the Medieval, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and 20th century. The oldest house appears to be The Old Malthouse at the corner of Church Street and Malt Mill Lane, which probably dates from about 1500. The clock on St Nicholas' church is in an unusual position on the south-west corner of the 14th-century tower, making it visible from the High Street. The church also houses the tomb of Fulke Greville, grandfather of Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke.
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Alcester Grammar also has a sixth form, which takes some 290 pupils a year to study A-levels. St Benedict's opened a sixth form in 2011, which takes pupils to study for the International Baccalaureate.
Whether you are a visitor of a resident, the latest Alcester Town Guide is full of useful information. Copies can be found in many local businesses and also at the Library.
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The original settlement dates back at least to Roman times and there are many archaeological sites of interest in the town and surrounding area. The high street is reminiscent of a by gone era and preserved Tudor cottages and other historical buildings are dotted throughout. Find out more about the history of Alcester.
Well connected? You'll need a car. The nearest train stations are at Stratford, five miles away, with hourly trains to Birmingham; Evesham, 10 miles away on the main London-Worcester route; and Redditch, 10 miles away, with half-hourly trains to Birmingham (36 minutes). Driving: 20-30 minutes to the M42/M40 and M5. Local buses hit Stratford, Redditch and Evesham.
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The Alcester and Forest of Arden Food Festival is held every May and October and attracts thousands of visitors who enjoy local quality food and produce.
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Like most places in the United Kingdom, Alcester has a two-stage educational system, with pupils progressing from a primary to a secondary school. There are three secondary schools in Alcester: Alcester Grammar School (a selective school), Alcester Academy (non-selective) and St Benedict's Catholic High School (Roman Catholic school).
The poet and antiquary John Leland wrote in his Itinerary (ca. 1538-43) that the name Alcester was derived from that of the River Alne. The suffix 'cester' is derived from the Saxon word ceaster, which meant a Roman fort or town.
From vintage to catwalk fashions, Shakespeare’s England is the destination for shopaholics
Check in early from 12pm (normally 3pm). For just £10, make your stay more flexible with the option to drop off your luggage and go. We now offer this service at most of our hotels for an additional charge subject to availability. Add to your online booking, or call the hotel for further information.
Alcester is an old market town of Roman origin at the junction of the River Alne and the River Arrow in Warwickshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) west of Stratford-upon-Avon and 8 miles south of Redditch, close to the Worcestershire border.
Shakespeare’s England is the perfect place to enjoy England’s beautiful countryside at its rural best.
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In the Early medieval period, Alencestre had become a Saxon market town in the Kingdom of Mercia.
Renowned around the world, the Royal Shakespeare Company performs throughout the year in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Alcester is also a significant town on the 100-mile-long Heart of England Way long-distance walking route.
All rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from this hotel.
Alcester is a great alternative to Stratford on Avon which can be too busy and commercialised for many people visiting Shakespeare country. The town is situated just 7 miles (11km) west of Stratford on Avon and has good transport links, plenty of accommodation and many attractions of its own.