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 Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

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

2 days, 1 night Price from £89 pp
  • 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


Educational Activities

Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle

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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

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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

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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

Tudor World Museum - Shakespeare Walking Tour

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

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