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BEST WESTERN Salford Hall Hotel

Abbots Salford, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, WR11 8UT

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by AA but not currently a member.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (70 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bars
  • No Lift
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Salford Hall Hotel, Stratford upon Avon

Warwickshire and West Midland Game and Country Fair

The Warwickshire and West Midland Game and Country Fair is held in the beautiful grounds of Ragley Hall. It features gundog events, falconry displays, archery, clay pigeon shooting, side-saddle riding and many other exhibitions and displays as well as stalls.

Available : Aug 2012 (annual)

Midlands History Festival

Ragley Hall hosts the Midlands History Festival. With re-enactment battles and living history camps, falconry displays, a historic market and much, much more, it offers all comers a fun family-friendly day out.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Coughton Court

Since 1409, Warwickshire's majestic Coughton Court has been the home of the Throckmorton family. With close connections to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, the house holds a special place in English history, and stands in 25 acres of splendid grounds.

Available : Mar - Nov 2013; not Mon or Tue (annual)

Global Gathering

Global Gathering brings GodsKitchen's unique brand of midsummer madness to Long Marston Airfield. Their take on the festival format brings a new dimension to the club calendar, hijacking every aspect of dance music and combining it with some spectacular entertainment.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Bulldog Bash

Among Europe's biggest biker rock festivals, the Bulldog Bash takes place at the Shakespeare County Raceway on Long Marston Airfield. There are displays by professional drag racers and supertuned bikes, and bikers stage their own races down the strip.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Stratford Races Irish Day

Whether a seasoned racegoer, or a newcomer to the sport, a day at Stratford Races provides fun for all the family. As the first race of the season, the course's Irish Day is a welcome return to form for racegoers throughout the region.

Available : Mar 2013; not Wed (annual)

Mary Arden's House & The Shakespeare Countryside Museum

Retaining its country setting in Wilmcote, this timbered Tudor farmhouse is the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden, before she married John Shakespeare. It is also home to the Shakespeare Countryside Museum and the adjacent Glebe Farm, where there are displays of farm implements and daily demonstrations by Heart of England falconry.

Available : Daily

Apple Days

In recognition of an important time in the farming year, Mary Arden's House & The Shakespeare Countryside Museum present traditional country crafts, activities and entertainment during Apple Day. These include cider making, apple juicing, hog roasts and archery demonstrations.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Living Shakespeare

Anyone wishing for a special experience of Shakespeare's plays and the environment that inspired him can take a short break in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Each year, the two Living Shakespeare courses include visits to Royal Shakespeare Company productions.

Available : Jul 2013 (various dates)

Stratford On Avon Music Festival

Every October, Stratford-upon-Avon venues are filled with chamber music, early music, jazz bands and orchestral concerts for the Stratford on Avon Music Festival. There are also concerts in nearby venues including the the Guild Chapel and the Shakespeare's Birthday Trust.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations

Tradition holds that the 23 April is William Shakespeare's birthday, three days prior to the date recorded in the church records for his baptism. Every year in Stratford-upon-Avon, thousands of people celebrate the occasion with a whole host of events.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon

Every year, the Stratford-upon-Avon Rotary Club organises the Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon. Despite its name, visitors to the quaint Warwickshire town find it offers a nice change of pace for those suffering from Shakespeare fatigue.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Spring Sounds International Music Festival

Stratford-upon-Avon hosts three days of classical music at the Spring Sounds International Music Festival. Featuring the compositions of Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn and more, the festival brings cherished classics and new commissions to the Warwickshire town.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Stratford-upon-Avon Christmas Festival

Stratford-upon-Avon's Christmas Festival fills the town with festive markets and decorative lights considered to be some of the best in the UK. With the entire town bedecked in illuminations, it's one of the most atmospheric times to visit Shakespeare's birthplace.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Stratford Mop Fair

Funfair rides and food stalls crowd Stratford-upon-Avon's streets at the annual Mop Fair. This traditional medieval street festival sees the pretty town host a vibrant two-day party with hog roasts, fun charity events and more.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Stratford Town Ghost Walk

Discover stories of murder and mayhem on the Stratford Town Ghost Walk guided by The Man in Black. Visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon learn about the Royal Shakespeare Theatre ghost, the 17th-century haunted teahouse and the witch that lived in a slum.

Available : Mon, Thu, and Fri only

Stratford Town Walk

Discover Shakespeare's world through guided walks around his hometown Stratford-upon-Avon. On the Stratford Town Walk you'll get to see timber-framed buildings and stop off at the Shakespeare Houses, Grammar School, Royal Shakespeare Theatres and Holy Trinity Church.

Available : Daily

Robert Dover's Games & Scuttlebrook Wake

Every year, the beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Campden celebrates the season with a series of strange and time-honoured sports, and some even stranger costumes...

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpicks

Started by local barrister Captain Robert Dover in 1612, the Cotswold Olimpicks at Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden attract thousands of visitors each year. Among the events to take place at this unorthodox Olympic-themed event are tug-of-war, obstacle races and shin kicking.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival

Stratford-upon-Avon's Literary Festival is a vibrant celebration of the written word. With a multitude of literary events, from lectures and poetry readings - to quizzes and creative writing workshops, this is a festival that punches above its weight.

Available : Saturday 26th April and Saturday 4th May

Kiftsgate Court Gardens

Kiftsgate Court's gardens are often overlooked on account of their famous neighbour (Hidcote Manor) across the road. But the formality of Hidcote is beautifully offset by Kiftsgate's steep terracing, unusual planting and breathtaking beauty.

Available : Apr - Sep 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Step into the house where William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and gain a fascinating insight into life as it was when the Bard was a child. The half-timbered house is Stratford's most-visited tourist spot.

Available : Daily

Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival

Stratford's annual Poetry Festival is held at the Shakespeare Centre and Shakespeare Institute. Both venues host poetry evenings with RSC actors and poets reading the works of William Shakespeare and other famous British poets.

Available : Jul - Aug 2013 (annual)

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Few places have as famous a son as Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare (aka "the Bard"). Together with museums dedicated at his birthplace and his wife's house, this delightful Cotswold town is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Available : Daily

Stratford Regatta

Since its first appearance in 1874, Stratford-upon-Avon has held a summer regatta for over 120 years. This annual sporting event sees rowers take to the river while spectators enjoy picnics, barbeques and a fun day out.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Stanway House

Picturesque Stanway House in Gloucestershire, built between 1580 and 1630 of mellowed Cotswold stone, is a beautiful place to spend a leisurely afternoon. The 18th-century water garden boasts a majestic 70-foot single jet fountain.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013; Tue and Thu only (annual)

Hanbury Hall

The William and Mary-style Hanbury Hall is set in 395 acres of parkland, with a beautifully restored 18th-century garden. The impressive interior, with its superb painted ceilings, holds a fine porcelain collection and an exhibition about the Hall's past.

Available : Feb - Jun 2013; not Thu or Fri (various dates)

Hailes Abbey

Hailes Abbey is one of the most striking abbey ruins in southern England, located near a host of other historic sites. A must-see in any central Cotswolds itinerary, the abbey marked its 750th anniversary in 2002.

Available : Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)

Tudor House Museum

With walls made from horsehair and mud, Tudor House isn't your typical museum. Located in Worcester's historic centre, the museum has timber beams, leaded windows, decorated plaster ceilings and exhibitions that visitors are actively encouraged to touch and explore.

Available : Wed and Sat only

Royal Porcelain Visitor Centre

Themed galleries trace the history of porcelain in Worcester, beginning with the Georgian Gallery, which introduces visitors to the earliest items made in Worcester, in the 1750s. A feature gallery hosts special and temporary exhibitions.

Available : Daily

Worcester Cathedral

Built between 1084 and 1375, Worcester Cathedral still boasts some monastic buildings, including the chapel house, cloistered herb gardens and the monks' refectory. The Lady Chapels also still stand and the Norman crypt holds the tombs of King John and Prince Arthur. 

Available : Daily

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum hosts a programme of exhibitions by contemporary artists and also maintains its own historic picture collection. Also on display are historic artefacts such as an old Worcester sauce machine. 

Available : Daily; not Sun

Riverside Folk Festival

Otherwise known as the Upton Folk Festival, this annual bash in Upton-upon-Severn is packed with folk music, chorus groups and ceilidh bands. Morris teams from all over the country perform in the streets.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Worcester County Cricket Club

Worcestershire Cricket Club is one of the 18 major counties that play in the current English domestic cricket leagues. The County Ground has been home to the side since 1899 and maintains its charm and is a popular venue within the championship.

Available : Daily

Twenty20 Cup: Worcestershire Royals

The Friends Life T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Worcestershire Royals play their home games at the County Ground in Worcester.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

The annual Tewkesbury Medieval Festival includes the re-enactment of the battle of Tewkesbury - way back in 1471 - with hosts of armoured participants. Visitors can watch archery competitions and take guided battlefield tours.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Sudeley Castle

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswold Hills, Sudeley Castle is steeped in a rich royal history and surrounded by 14 acres of stunning gardens. Boasting a royal pedigree, it's one of Gloucestershire's prize attractions.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)

Hatton Country World

Set in the heart of the countryside just outside Warwick, Hatton Country World is a haven for those that want to avoid the crowds in the city centre and get back to nature. Visitors can enjoy a unique Victorian shopping experience in rural surroundings, walk the nature trail to the locks forming part of the historic Grand Union Canal, or experience a fun family day out at the farm.

Available : Daily

Cotswold Farm Park

The Cotswold Farm Park in Stow-on-the-Wold offers a fun day out regardless of the weather. Kids get to meet, cuddle and feed a variety of farm animals, and it's also home to a rare-breeds conservation centre.

Available : Mar - Sep 2013 (various dates)

Compton Verney

Compton Verney is an art gallery situated in a Grade I-listed 18th-century Robert Adam mansion near Warwick, with 120 acres of stunning Capability Brown-designed gardens. It houses six permanent collections and has a regular programme of temporary exhibitions.

Available : Mar - Dec 2013; not Mon (annual)

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BEST WESTERN Salford Hall Hotel
Abbots Salford
Stratford upon Avon
WR11 8UT
Sat nav postcode:WR11 8UT

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