Wilmcote

Geese at Wilmcote
Geese at Wilmcote

Lying three and a half miles north west of Stratford-upon-Avon, Wilmcote is a well known Shakespearean Village.

Although listed in the Domesday Book Wilmcote is more famous for being the home of the Bards' mother, Mary Arden whose house and the adjoining working Tudor farm are open to the public.

There are many reasons to visit Wilmcote:- St Andrews Church has the unique distinction of being the first built by the Oxford movement in 1840. Designed by the famous architect William Butterfield; it embodies the interior styles of the Anglo-Catholic revival.

Passing through the village is the Stratford/Birmingham canal; from here the waterway descends through a flight of 11 locks within a mile which connect with the river Avon three miles below. The tow path provides access and an enjoyable walk into town. The return journey can be made by train to Wilmcote Station, which enjoys an hourly service to and from Stratford upon Avon.

Wilmcote Palmers farm garden
Wilmcote Palmers farm garden

As well as being on the route of the local City Sightseeing tour bus, Wilmcote boasts two pubs providing food and refreshments and a small village shop is able to provide sundries for your day out.

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Stratford upon Avon, 11 mins 4.2 miles (car), 50 mins 3.4 miles (walking)
Aston Cantlow, 4 mins 2.1 miles (car)