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School History Trip to Kenilworth Castle and Stratford-Upon-Avon

A Tudor-themed history school trip to Kenilworth Castle and Stratford-Upon-Avon offers your students the opportunity to step back in time and really experience what life was like during the period.

Enhance your study of Kenilworth Castle with a visit to its mighty Norman keep and its opulent Elizabethan garden. The Earl of Leicester greatly invested in his castle, to try to convince Queen Elizabeth I to marry him and so it is a fantastic example of Elizabethan style.

Further your students’ understanding of the historic environment by visiting some of England’s other magnificent Tudor manor houses, including Kirby Hall. You’ll also be able to experience some of the most important sites from the Reformation and see what life was like during the Golden Age. Plus, delve into the world of Shakespeare and the role of the theatre in Elizabethan society.

Why not team up with your school's English department and make this a cross-curricular school trip?

Sample itinerary

Day 1/2

MorningMorning

Depart school and travel to Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens

Time for lunch

AfternoonAfternoon

Transfer to Stratford-Upon-Avon

Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace

EveningEvening

Check in to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/2

MorningMorning

Breakfast at accommodation

Visit Tudor World Museum for a Shakespeare walking tour

AfternoonAfternoon

Visit Kirby Hall

EveningEvening

Return to school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick icon49-seater executive coach
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rate to tour operators
  • tick iconVisit to Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens

Activities

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle's history dates back over 900 years, from Norman times right through to the Tudor period and beyond. I… Read more

Tudor World Museum

Tudor World Museum - Shakespeare Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon led by the Bard himself! 'William Shakespeare' will tell you all about his… Read more

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Accommodation

YHA Stratford-upon-Avon
YHA Stratford-upon-Avon

Recently renovated and delightful this youth hostel has all the facilities you would expect to find from the YHA with its classroom, common room, games room, Library, TV lounge and Garden, restaurant and shop.

The restaurant is open from 5.30pm to 8pm and our cafe/bar is open daily from 11am to 11pm, serving a wide selection of hot and cold drinks including fair trade tea and coffee.

Reviews

Middlewich High School, July 2019

The trip went really well and because I have run the trip many times in the past, staff at Halsbury were keen to support me and ensure everything I wanted to do was made possible. 

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