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.
Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)
Depart school and travel to Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens
Time for lunch
Transfer to Stratford-Upon-Avon
Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace
Check in to accommodation
Evening meal at accommodation
Breakfast at accommodation
Visit Tudor World Museum for a Shakespeare walking tour
Visit Kirby Hall
Return to school
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- 49-seater executive coach
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Itinerary planning service
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rate to tour operators
- Visit to Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens
- Elizabethan England, c
- . 1568-1603
- Castles: form and function c
- . 1000-1750
- The English Reformation, c
- . 1250-1550
- Personal rule to restoration, 1629-1660
- Power: monarchy and democracy in Britain c
- . 1000-2014
Key Stage 3
- The development of church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745
Educational activities and visits
Kenilworth Castle's history dates back over 900 years, from Norman times right through to the Tudor period and beyond. It's… Read More
Kirby Hall is a spectacular example of an Elizabethan country house and is, in fact, considered a early example of… Read More
Take your students to the house where Shakespeare's story began! Not only was the playwright born here, he grew up… Read More
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 family… Read More
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.
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This was an excellent destination for students who had never been abroad. This was a perfect city for students to use the language - visiting markets and monuments etc. It was very helpful to the students who wish to take GCSE Spanish.— Wilsthorpe Community School
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