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Alcester developed as a market town in Roman times. It grew out of a settlement at the meeting point of two roads and two rivers, the Arrow and the Alne.
Today, the town, surrounded by luxuriant rolling countryside with thatched cottages and old farmhouses, offers visitors a pleasant experience browsing along a High Street full of antiquity, with black and white timber-frame Tudor houses standing alongside handsome Georgian red brick. Alcester's picturesque town hall was built in 1618 and its church, dedicated to St.Nicholas is from the 14th century, both are well worth a visit.
The Heritage Centre fully explores Alcester's Roman history and visitors can see exhibitions depicting everyday life in and around Roman Alcester.
A short distance from the town two of Warwickshire's premier stately homes can be found - Ragley Hall and Coughton Court, both share a fascinating history, and are set in beautiful landscaped grounds, parkland and woodland. Another delightful Alcester attraction is Kinwarton Dovecote, a charming circular building dating from the 14th century which still houses doves.
Alcester lies at the heart of several pleasurable villages all within easy reach, these include; Arrow, Aston Cantlow, Bidford, Binton and Coughton.
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Kings Court Hotel
Alcester, Warwickshire, England (1.2 miles, 2.0 km, direction NW)
Set in beautiful gardens, this 16th-century Tudor farmhouse offers charming en suite rooms, some with discounted rates. Stratford-upon-Avon is just 6 miles (9.6 km) away....
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Throckmorton Arms Hotel
Alcester, Warwickshire, England (2.3 miles, 3.6 km, direction N)
A 30-minute drive from Birmingham International and Coventry airports, this hotel is set in the tranquil Warwickshire countryside. It offers free Wi-Fi, a traditional restaurant and bar and late-night...
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The Blue Boar
Alcester, Warwickshire, England (3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction SE)
With comfortable, well-equipped accommodation, traditional charm and attractive original features, the Blue Boar represents the best of an old English country pub, where traditional values and atmosph...
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The Stag at Redhill
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (3.2 miles, 5.1 km, direction E)
The Stag at Redhill is located in the heart of Warwickshire's beautiful countryside, on the A46 between Stratford and Alcester and just 3 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon. It offers free Wi-Fi through...
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Billesley Manor Hotel
Alcester, Warwickshire, England (3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction E)
Set in 11 acres of grounds in scenic Warwickshire, Billesley Manor Hotel is a 10-minute drive from historic Stratford-upon-Avon. The grand hotel offers fine dining and a modern health club. The 4-sta...
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|Wooton Wawen Station||(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction NE)|
|Wilmcote Station||(4.9 miles, 7.9 km, direction E)|
|M40 Junction 16||(9.3 miles, 15.0 km, direction NE)|
|M42 Junction 3A||(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction N)|
|Birmingham International Airport||(17.4 miles, 28.0 km, direction N)|
|East Midlands Airport||(48.2 miles, 77.6 km, direction NE)|
|Alcester to London||(89.1 miles, 143.4 km, direction SE)||
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