Celebrate English Tourism Week 2023 in Shakespeare’s England! This annual event celebrates everything great about English tourism, and highlights the importance, value and vast contribution that the tourism sector makes to the UK economy. It is also an important reminder of the amazing experiences that are on our doorsteps that we often completely overlook.
Here are just a few ways to join us in celebrating English Tourism Week 2023 across Warwickshire!
Discover Warwickshire’s past on a FREE tour of the Market Hall Museum, Warwick.
Join a FREE tour of the Market Hall Museum in Warwick! Hear about the history of the Market Hall building and the highlights of its collection, from the infamous Warwickshire Bear to the amazing South Warwickshire Roman Hoards.
Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are provided by a team of Volunteer Tour Guides.
Free, donations welcomed. For times and to book visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice
Have a pint with Shakespeare at The Coach House Stratford-upon-Avon
In honour of English Tourism Week, the Coach House, Stratford-upon-Avon will be adding an image of Stratford’s most famous former resident, William Shakespeare to their Guinness Stoutie Machine. Visitors to the area, and residents alike, can opt to have the picture of one of England’s most famous exports gracing their pint of Guinness.
Find out more about the Coach House here.
Win a day out at the National Trust ‘s Charlecote Park
Charlecote Park is a beautiful 16th-century house surrounded by a landscaped deer park, on the banks of the river Avon. It is the perfect place to explore on a walk with friends or family, or to enjoy a day out exploring some of the beautiful English Countryside when visiting Stratford-upon-Avon.
In celebration of English Tourism Week, Shakespeare’s England have teamed up with our friends at Charlecote Park to offer you a chance to win a family day out for 2 adults and up to 5 children! Head over to our Facebook or Instagram pages between 17th-24th March to enter via the competition post! The winner will be announced on our social media on Monday 27th March.
How you can support English Tourism Week 2023
Have an adventure!
A great way to show your support for English Tourism Week is to get out there and visit some of the wonderful tourism businesses in your area, and further afield! Visiting an attraction, popping out for a bite to eat, or booking a few nights away will provide a welcome boost to business.
Shout about it!
Posting about your trips out and about in England on social media, and posting positive reviews when you visit a tourism or hospitality business will help to spread the word amongst your own connections and even further afield. Make sure to include #EnglishTourismWeek23 in your social media posts, and please tag Shakespeare’s England when you visit us!
Follow Shakespeare’s England socials
During English Tourism Week we will be shining a light on some of the exciting events taking place across Warwickshire during 2023, and giving you a sneaky peak at some of them before they open to the public. We will be engaging with local MPs and asking them to share our messages and help bring attention to tourism’s contribution in our destination. Keep an eye on our socials and engage with our updates to help us spread the word far and wide!
Here’s a final word from the patron of English Tourism Week, His Majesty King Charles III:
“I personally believe that we are incredibly lucky to be blessed with such a rich assortment of historic and cultural gems in this country, not to mention the jewel of our national parks and, above all, some of the wonders of our many hidden gardens which are once again ready to amaze and delight visitors.”
English Tourism Week patron HM King Charles speaking in 2016. View a video of his message here.
We hope you have a wonderful #EnglishTourismWeek23 in Shakespeare’s England, don’t forget to share your stories and adventures with us on social media – #MyShakespearesEngland.