Itineraries and Savings

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The Shakespeare’s England Explorer Pass gives you free entry to 10 attractions in and around Warwickshire and can offer huge savings against standard admission prices.

Take a look at our itineraries below for suggestions on things to do and to how to make the most of your visit to Shakespeare’s England. The more you visit, the more you save!

Culture and Heritage

From medieval castles and Shakespeare to artisan gin distilleries, Warwickshire is the perfect place for a cultural break for two!
Save Up To £34PP

Family Fun

Warwickshire has so much to offer families! From madcap museums to awesome castles there is plenty to keep the kids entertained.
Save Up To £27PP

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Culture and Heritage

Save Up to £34 per Person with The Explorer Pass!

Escape the everyday and discover medieval castles and fascinating museums. Warwickshire is the place to enjoy a cultural break!

Take a look at our suggestions for a three-day stay in the region:

1-Day Pass

Start your day at the impressive Warwick Castle – described as Britain’s Ultimate Castle – it is one of Warwickshire’s most iconic attractions.

Next, head to Shakespeare Distillery just outside Stratford-upon-Avon for their lunchtime artisan gin tour. Then finish your day with a little bit of Shakespeare at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Warwick Castle £24
Shakespeare Distillery £17.50
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom £10

Total Cost: £51.50

Save Over £12 per Person with The Explorer Pass!

1-Day Pass

Save with The Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass

Adult £39.00

Child £25.00

Warwick Castle £24
Kenilworth Castle £15
Stratford Butterfly Farm £7.95
Shakespeare Distillery £17.50
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom £10

Total Cost: £74.45

Save Over £24 per Person with The Explorer Pass!

2-Day Pass

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Adult £50.00

Child £30.00

2-Day Pass

Day 1 – See Warwickshire’s best castles! In the morning visit the stunning medieval ruins at Kenilworth Castle and walk some of the oldest ramparts in England! Then head over to the impressive Warwick Castle for a fun-filled afternoon.

Day 2 – Spend the day in Stratford-upon-Avon. Start your day off with a bit of Shakespeare and Tudor fun at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall. Then head to Shakespeare Distillery just outside Stratford-upon-Avon for a lunchtime distillery tour. Finally, complete your break with some tropical butterflies at the exotic Stratford Butterfly Farm.

3-Day Pass

Day 1 – Start your break in the historic Warwick. Spend your morning at the impressive Warwick Castle before heading into the town itself for more medieval delights at the Lord Leycester Hospital. Then, for a change of era visit the wonderful Victorian Hill Close Gardens.

Day 2 – Take a trip to Kenilworth, just north of Warwick. In the morning visit the oldest ramparts in England at the medieval ruins of Kenilworth Castle. Then head over to the beautiful Stoneleigh Abbey for a stroll around their grounds.

Day 3 – Spend the day in Stratford-upon-Avon. Start your day off with a bit of Shakespeare and Tudor fun at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall. Then head to Shakespeare Distillery just outside Stratford-upon-Avon for a lunchtime distillery tour. Finally, complete your break with some tropical butterflies at the exotic Stratford Butterfly Farm.

Warwick Castle £24
Lord Leycester Hospital £8.50
Hill Close Gardens £5
Kenilworth Castle £15
Stoneleigh Abbey £7
Stratford Butterfly Farm £7.95
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom £10
Shakespeare Distillery £17.50

Total Cost: £94.95

Save Over £34 per Person with The Explorer Pass!

3-Day Pass

Save with The Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass

Adult £60.00

Child £35.00

Family Fun

Save Up to £27 per Adult and £30 per Child with The Explorer Pass!

See awesome castles, historic cars, crazy machinery and exotic butterflies. Experience a Tudor lesson and step back in time to the middle ages. Warwickshire will not disappoint!

Take a look at our suggestions for a three-day family break in the region:

1-Day Pass

Start your day at the impressive Warwick Castle – described as Britain’s Ultimate Castle – it is one of Warwickshire’s most iconic attractions.

Then, spend the afternoon in Stratford-upon-Avon. See exotic butterflies at Stratford Butterfly Farm, experience a Tudor lesson and learn all about Shakespeare at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall and, finally, finish your day at the eccentric MAD Museum – highly interactive and a lot of fun!

Warwick Castle £24
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom £10/£6.50
Stratford Butterfly Farm £7.95/£6.95
MAD Museum £7.80/£5.20

Total Cost: £49.75/£42.65

Save Over £10 per Adult and £17 per Child with The Explorer Pass!

1-Day Pass

Save with The Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass

Adult £39.00

Child £25.00

Please note children under 3 enter all attractions free of charge. Under 5s are free at all attractions listed except for Warwick Castle.

Warwick Castle £24
British Motor Museum £14.50/£9
Stratford Butterfly Farm £7.95/£6.95
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom £10/£6.50
MAD Museum £7.80/£5.20

Total Cost: £64.25/£51.65

Save Over £14 per Adult and £21 per Child with The Explorer Pass!

2-Day Pass

Save with The Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass

Adult £50.00

Child £30.00

Please note children under 3 enter all attractions free of charge. Under 5s are free at all attractions listed except for Warwick Castle.

2-Day Pass

Day 1 – Head to the impressive Warwick Castle for a fun-filled morning at Britain’s Ultimate Castle. After lunch, take a trip to the British Motor Museum in Gaydon where you’ll find the world’s largest collection of historic British Cars. The family-friendly Museum offers a colourful insight into the British motor industry and has an onsite cafe, outdoor play area and free parking.

Day 2 – Spend the day in Stratford-upon-Avon. Start your day off with a bit of Shakespeare and Tudor fun at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall. Then head to the quirky MAD Museum. Perfect for the whole family, the museum is a fantastic playground for adults and an exciting treasure trove for inquisitive kids. Finally, complete your break with some tropical butterflies at the exotic Stratford Butterfly Farm.

3-Day Pass

Day 1 – Head to the impressive Warwick Castle for a fun-filled morning at Britain’s Ultimate Castle. Then continue the medieval theme at the fascinating Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick.

Day 2 – Take a trip to Kenilworth, just north of Warwick. In the morning visit the oldest ramparts in England at the medieval ruins of Kenilworth Castle. After lunch, take a trip to the British Motor Museum in Gaydon where you’ll find the world’s largest collection of historic British Cars. The family-friendly Museum offers a colourful insight into the British motor industry and has an onsite cafe, outdoor play area and free parking.

Day 2 – Spend the day in Stratford-upon-Avon. Start your day off with a bit of Shakespeare and Tudor fun at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall. Then head to the quirky MAD Museum. Perfect for the whole family, the museum is a fantastic playground for adults and an exciting treasure trove for inquisitive kids. Finally, complete your break with some tropical butterflies at the exotic Stratford Butterfly Farm.

Warwick Castle £24
Lord Leycester Hospital £8.50/£5
Kenilworth Castle £15/£9.10
British Motor Museum £14.50/£9
Stratford Butterfly Farm £7.95
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom £10/£6.50
MAD Museum £7.80/£5.20

Total Cost: £87.75/£65.75

Save Over £27 per Adult and £30 per Child with The Explorer Pass!

3-Day Pass

Save with The Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass

Adult £60.00

Child £35.00

Please note children under 3 enter all attractions free of charge. Under 5s are free at all attractions listed except for Warwick Castle.

For Families

Boy at Warwick Castle

 Our top things to do in Warwickshire for families with children of all ages:

Stratford-upon-Avon

A girl holding a barn owl at Mary Arden's Farm, Warwickshire

Mary Arden’s Farm is the perfect start to your day. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor farm.

MAD Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon

Then head into Stratford-upon-Avon to The MAD Museum – a highly interactive and eccentric museum for all the family.

A family enjoying The Play's The Thing at the Royal Shakespeare Company

And in Stratford-upon-Avon a visit to The Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Play’s The Thing exhibition is a must. 

Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon

And finally, to round off your day, Shakespeare’s New Place with its fascinating and family-friendly exhibition is worth a visit.

Standard Ticket Price: £43.80
One-Day Explorer Pass: £39
SAVING: £4.80 per person

South Warwickshire

Compton Verney in Warwickshire

Spend your morning discovering the delights of Compton Verney and marvel at the world-class art exhibitions or have fun in the outdoor adventure playground.

British Motor Museum

And then after lunch head to The British Motor Museum in Gaydon where they have the world’s largest collection of historic British cars and plenty of family activities.

Standard Ticket Price: £72.80
Two-Day Explorer Pass: £50
SAVING: £22.80 per person

Warwick Castle

Jousting at Warwick Castle

Spend the day at ‘Britain’s Ultimate Castle’ – Warwick Castle. Packed with things to do from towers and battlements to interactive attractions and shows it won’t disappoint!

Standard Ticket Prices: £100.80
Three-Day Explorer Pass: £60
SAVING: £40.80 per person

Save up to £40.80 per person!

History and Culture

Warwick Castle in Warwickshire

There’s so much local history to enjoy in Warwickshire! Here are our favourites:

Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Start your day at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up.

Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon

Then, discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks at Shakespeare’s New Place.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon

In the afternoon a visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the beautiful 500 year old cottage where Shakespeare courted his bride-to-be.

Hall's Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon

And finally, explore the beautifully furnished Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and the tranquil walled gardens at Hall’s Croft.

Standard Ticket Price: £51.00
One-Day Explorer Pass: £39
SAVING: £12 per person

Warwick

St Mary's Church Warwick

Begin your day in Warwick with a trip to the historic Collegiate Church of St Mary. Climb the tower to see the spectacular views from the top.

Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick

Next the medieval Lord Leycester Hospital is a hidden historic gem and well worth a visit.

Hill Close Gardens in Warwick

Hill Close Gardens offers the rare opportunity to take a stroll through sixteen hedged Victorian pleasure gardens. A perfect end to your day in Warwick.

Standard Ticket Price: £67
Two-Day Explorer Pass: £50
Saving: £17 per person

Kenilworth

Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire

Head a little further north to Kenilworth and you’ll find a castle steeped in history. Kenilworth Castle’s spectacular ruins reveal much of Kenilworth’s medieval and Tudor past.

Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire

Also in Kenilworth, you’ll find the fine Grade 1 Listed English Mansion Stoneleigh Abbey. Explore the grounds and learn the fascinating history.

Standard Ticket Price: £84.80
Three-Day Explorer Pass: £60
Saving: £24.80 per person

Save up to £24.80 per person!

For Couples

Hall's Croft Attraction in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Soak up the ambiance of this historic region with our pick of things to do for couples:

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

With magic, myth and adventure Warwick Castle brings history to life and is great day out for families and couples a like.

Compton Verney in Warwickshire

A short drive south from Warwick you will find Compton Verney. An award-winning art gallery set in beautiful grounds that is the ideal location for a romantic afternoon.

Standard Ticket Price: £42.50
One-Day Explorer Pass: £39
Saving: £3.50 per person

Stratford-upon-Avon

Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon

Start of your day in Stratford-upon-Avon by discovering where the writer of Romeo and Juliet lived, worked and married his own sweetheart with a visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.

Hall's Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon

Next, explore the beautifully furnished Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and the tranquil walled gardens at Hall’s Croft.

Avon Boating in Stratford-upon-Avon

The perfect end to a romantic day – a relaxing cruise along the River Avon. Take in the tranquil waters and beautiful scenery with Avon Boating.

Standard Ticket Price: £70.50
Two-Day Explorer Pass: £50
Saving: £20.50 per person

Kenilworth and Warwick

Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire

Kenilworth Castle, found just north of Warwick in Kenilworth, is one of the great historical sites in the UK. The spectacular ruins reveal much of Kenilworth’s medieval and Tudor past.

Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwickshire

Then, spend your afternoon in the historic city of Warwick. The medieval Lord Leycester Hospital is a hidden gem and worth a visit.

Hill Close Gardens in Warwick

Hill Close Gardens offers the rare opportunity to take a stroll through sixteen hedged Victorian pleasure gardens. A perfect end to a romantic trip.

Standard Ticket Price: £95.30
Three-Day Explorer Pass: £60
SAVING: £35.30 per person

Save up to £35.30 per person!

Only Planning on Visiting One Attraction?

If you’re only planning on visiting one or two attractions during your stay then The Explorer Pass may not be for you.

Visit our Attractions Pages to purchase individual tickets to any of the attractions featured on The Explorer Pass.

I'm a huge Shakespeare fan, so I wanted to experience as much of Warwickshire as possible - having The Explorer Pass was one less thing to worry about, no need for cash or remembering the tickets - we definitely saved money on entry fees also. Highly recommended.

William from Lincolnshire

I didn't know that Warwickshire had so much to offer. There is so much more than just the historic elements - we really loved the how The Explorer Pass introduced us to a great mixture of attractions and the kids loved it!

Sarah from Islington

Other Passes Available via Open Pass

Other Passes Available

The Shakespeare’s England Explorer Pass is part of the Open Pass family. Other great passes available include the York City Pass, York & Beyond Explorer Pass, the Edinburgh City Pass, Derry Pass, the Northern Highlights Pass and the Dorset Pass. Find out more and get exploring below: