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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)

Day 1/2



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

Day 2/2



Breakfast at accommodation

Visit Tudor World Museum for a Shakespeare walking tour



Visit Kirby Hall



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

Educational activities and visits

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle

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

Kirby Hall

Kirby Hall is a spectacular example of an Elizabethan country house and is, in fact, considered a early example of… Read More

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare's Birthplace

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

Tudor World Museum

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


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.

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Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

Gail Biggins
I cannot think of any improvement to suggest. Would like to mention how brilliant your staff have been throughout all the planning period. They always listened and tried to find a solution to all our requests even though some of them were made at a very late stage and all communication was excellent. We are delighted and will definitely book out next trip with Halsbury. — Bedford Girls’ School

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