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The Shire Counties

From Cotswold sheep to Shakespeare sonnets, the diversity of the ‘The Shire Counties’ has no limits.

With so much diversity, why not build your own itinerary. Combine your favourite mix of Cotswold villages with a walking tour of Oxford, or perhaps a day out to see Stratford-Upon-Avon with Warwick Castle..

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Private Tour to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Oxford and The Cotswolds:

Join us on a tour of education and heritage as we take you into the enchanting county of Warwickshire. In the morning we visit to the home of William Shakespeare, stopping by the Holy Trinity Church where he is buried. After a panoramic tour of the town, time in Stratford gives you the opportunity to visit The Birthplace of William Shakespeare. In the afternoon, we head south through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Finally, we head south east into the University City of Oxford where your expert guide will take you on a walking tour of the city. View Tour

Shakespeare's Birthplace

A live performance of William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ performed by the magnificent actors from ‘Shakespeare Aloud’

Private Tour to Oxford and The Cotswolds:

We welcome you to this tour of literature, education & unrivalled beauty. Tailored tour itinerary and choose from a selection of the prettiest Cotswold Villages. Personalise your own walking tour of Oxford, with the option of visiting colleges in your free time.. View Tour

Lower Slaughter

This little village defines what it means to see the ‘quintissentially English’ coutnryside. The walk along the River Eye has been voted the prettiest street in England, as well as boasting a wonderful working water wheel on the other side of the stream..

Warwick Castle and Stratford-Upon-Avon:

Tailored Tours welcome you to a tour of England’s beautiful county of Warwickshire. In the morning we visit the quiet market town of Stratford-Upon-Avon with its strong connections to the world’s most famous playwright; William Shakespeare. Here you can see Shakespeare’s Birthplace as well as the Holy Trinity Church where he was baptised and buried.

In the afternoon we take a short drive to Warwick Castle. Once the home of The Earl’s of Warwick, this castle was arguably the most important fortress north of London, thanks to the power and success of ‘The Kingmaker’ Richard Neville.

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Warwick Castle

Guys Tower, featuring prominantly in this photo, was constructed under the ownership of the 11th Earl of Warwick – Thomas de Beauchamp.

Other improvements built out of success of the 100 Years War included the addition of a gatehouse, a barbican, and Caesar’s Tower which can be seen in the distance.