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The best of Shakespeare Country - without the crowds

Charming Henley in Arden is one of the oldest market towns in Shakespeare Country. Like Nearby Stratford upon Avon, you'll find plenty of Tudor buildings and old stone houses here. As well as its famous high street and renowned ice cream parlour, you're at the heart of some of the best countryside in Warwickshire: from the Arden Way path to the Heart of England forest.

Try the best ice cream in Warwickshire

Henley in Arden's crowning glory is its attractive mile-long high street. It's a conservation area with over 150 buildings of historic interest, and with market stalls, traditional pubs and quirky boutiques, there's plenty to explore. But the high street's main attraction is Henley Ice Cream Parlour, a family-owned, 80-year-old shop serving some of the best ice cream in the country. Don't believe us? Try it yourself.

Chocks away at Warwickshire Flight Experience

Ever wanted to fly a Spitfire? Wondered what it's like to sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 737? Satisfy your curiosity at Warwickshire Flight Experience. Set in 500 acres of countryside, this family-run business offers a range of flight experiences and airline simulators that make for a memorable day out. Planning a trip to Henley in Arden? Travelodge Stratford upon Avon Hotel is conveniently located at the centre of town, ideal for exploring Shakespeare's birthplace. Nearby Travelodge Stratford Alcester Hotel, just off the A46, is also a great choice.