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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.
For further information, please visit www.alcester.co.uk
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Dorset House Cottage
Alcester, Warwickshire, England (0.0 miles, 0.0 km)
Set in Alcester, this holiday home features a garden with a barbecue. It provides free private parking. The holiday home is composed of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, fitted with a bath or shower and a ...
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Alcester, Warwickshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Located 2.8 km from Ragley Hall, Riverside offers accommodation in Alcester. It provides free private parking. The holiday home is composed of 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, fitted with a bath or shower. ...
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Arrow Mill Hotel & Restaurant
Alcester, Warwickshire, England (1.1 miles, 1.7 km)
Set in 60 acres of beautiful, peaceful landscaped grounds, in the heart of rural Warwickshire, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a charming, lovingly restored former mill....
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Alcester, Warwickshire, England (1.1 miles, 1.7 km)
Set in Alcester in the Warwickshire Region, this holiday home is 3.4 km from Ragley Hall. It provides free private parking. Composed of 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with bath or shower and shower, this h...
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Kings Court Hotel
Alcester, Warwickshire, England (1.2 miles, 2.0 km, direction NW)
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