A stay at Hardwick House is a holiday on its own, but no doubt you will want to explore the charming local villages, regency town and breathtaking beauty that the Cotswolds have to offer

Local Attractions

Within a five minute walk of Hardwick House you can visit the Cross Keys pub where a selection of guest ales are served, and also Croft Farm Water Park which has a reputation for fine water sports and leisure activities. The nearby village of Bredon has two pub/restaurants (the Fox & Hounds is pictured on this page) and lots of interesting and historical architecture.

For those who enjoy walking, Bredon Hill has an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways. It is one of the most important wildlife sites in England and has the remains of an iron age hill fort which was abandoned in the first century following a battle. On the north side of the hill are the remains of a medieval castle, once the stronghold of the Earl of Warwick.

Tewkesbury is the largest intact medieval town in Britain and features many Tudor style dwellings. It is dominated by the Norman Abbey which was built in 1102. The Abbey boasts the largest Norman church tower in existence measuring fourteen square metres and forty-five metres high. River boat tours of the River Avon are available throughout the summer.

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