Little Hotels in the Midlands

The Old Stocks Inn

, Stow-on-the-Wold

A recently-refurbished 17th-century coaching inn that blends original features with contemporary design.

Guest rating 9.5

Star Cottage

, Burford

A chocolate-box pretty cottage B&B tucked away on the outskirts of Burford.

Guest rating 9.7

Crafts Hill Barn

, Dry Drayton

Two agricultural buildings tastefully converted to luxury suites in a country setting close to Cambridge.

Guest rating 9.9

Edgar House

, Chester

A multi-award-winning little hotel in a period Georgian house, right beside the River Dee in Chester.

Guest rating 9.9

The Swallows Rest

, Brigstock

A highly-rated village B&B with country views.

Guest rating 10.0

Hartfield Guest House

, Telford

A beautiful red-brick Victorian detached house situated on the outskirts of Telford, not far from the Ironbridge Gorge and Weston Park.

Guest rating 9.5

Waters Edge Guest House

, Stratford Upon Avon

A boutique guest house with a large garden and river frontage on the River Avon.

Guest rating 9.1

Austons Down

, Claverdon

A modern country house B&B close to Stratford, Kenilworth and Warwick.

Guest rating 9.3

The Oxford Townhouse

, Oxford

A classy B&B in a pair of Edwardian townhouses just a short walk from the centre of Oxford.

Guest rating 9.3

The Bell

, Alderminster

A traditional country pub with luxury rooms located in Shakespeare Country.

Guest rating 9.2

The Houblon Arms

, Oasby

A 17th century coaching inn featuring big wooden four-poster beds, in a Lincolnshire village.

Guest rating 9.3

Swinfen Hall Hotel

, Lichfield

A Georgian manor hotel on a 100 acre estate, with a multi-award-winning restaurant.

Guest rating 9.0

Great John Street Hotel

, Manchester

A luxury townhouse hotel with eclectic style, right in the heart of the best part of Manchester.

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Reasons to visit the Midlands

Visit the English Midlands to see areas of outstanding natural beauty, the home of William Shakespeare, and England’s second city, Birmingham. The Midlands is a place steeped in art, history, and culture. See one of Britain’s architectural jewels, Lincoln Cathedral, or visit the hometown of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon. You can also see the inspirations for one of his most beloved plays, the battlefields and tomb of Richard III in Leicestershire. It’s not all history though, there are lakes (Rutland Water), canals (so many!), hills (the Cotswolds, for instance) and theatres (Stratford again).

Just a few miles from Stratford-upon-Avon are two of Britain's finest castles; Warwick Castle and Kenilworth Castle.

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