The location of Sketchley Grange Hotel, in the Heart of England, means that it is ideally situated for a host of the regions key attractions and cities. Travel back in time to Bosworth Battlefield, the scene of the final war of roses; visit the magnificent Warwick Castle or stay closer to recent history amid the modern architectural spendlour of Coventry Cathedral. Catch a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or shop till you drop on the timber-framed Bridge Street in Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare or visit Belvoir Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.
The cosmopolitan and cultured, historic but futuristic, buzzing yet relaxed city of Leicester is a short drive away. Unusual shops, fine restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and a strong cultural diversity have all contributed to Leicester's recent style revolution. Discover designer labels in the Leicester Lanes, and exquisitely embroidered silks along the Golden Mile.
Also a short drive away is Coventry, city of myth and legend, famous for Lady Godiva, St George the dragon-slayer and definitely worth a visit with its great shopping facilities, range of bars, restaurants and historical buildings. Coventry possesses a whole host of historic buildings and beautiful parks right in the centre of the city, from the Mediaeval St Mary's Guildhall and the alms houses of Fords and Bonds Hospitals, to the new modern Priory Gardens and Garden of International Friendship.
Those looking for some serious retail therapy can find it at the Bullring and Mailbox Shopping centres in Birmingham. Alternatively, get cultural at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, walk the canals of the redeveloped waterfront or bring a tingle to your taste buds in the Balti Quarter, renowned for serving the country's best curry or, if you're a sweetie freak, head to Bournville's Cadbury World.
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