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If you are planning on coming to the Cotswolds to enjoy a last minute break during the Whitsun week, you don’t have to limit yourself to enjoying all the Cotswolds have to offer. There are other areas nearby that are within easy striking distance of the Cotswolds as well, so you will definitely find plenty to do while you are staying in your Cotswolds accommodation.

For example, a short distance north of the Cotswolds you will find the famous venue of Stratford upon Avon. To give you an example of just how easy it is to reach, you can expect it to take you around forty minutes to get there from Bourton on the Water. The A429 and then a left turn onto the A3400 is all you need to do to reach it.

To give you another example, if you are staying in the Cotswolds at Chipping Campden, the journey is cut virtually in half to just twenty minutes. In this case the road you would need is the B4632, which is virtually as the crow flies if you look on a map.

What’s more, the Whitsun week has plenty in store to enjoy if you want to visit all the Shakespeare properties. There are five in all, and Hall’s Croft is planning a Herbs and Healing event that will provide fun and knowledge for all the family.

The Herbs and Healing week takes place between the 29th May and the 6th June. You can pot your own herbs during the week, and you will also find out lots of information about how the herbs we use in cooking were used to provide medicinal remedies back in the 17th century. It looks like it will be quite an eye opener and the whole family should learn something interesting during their time here.

You will find Hall’s Croft in Old Place in Stratford upon Avon. This is not very far from Avonbank Gardens and the River Avon itself. It is also only around ten minutes walk to get to Hall’s Croft if you have previously visited the Shakespeare’s Birthplace experience.

Hall’s Croft itself was the home of Shakespeare’s daughter, and it is known as Hall’s Croft because her husband’s name was Dr John Hall. You will enjoy the exhibition you will find inside the property, which of course will include the Herbs and Healing event during the Whitsun week. As such the event is very relevant to the previous owner of the house back in the 17th century. Herbs were used often for medicinal purposes, and even today we still use them in such a way on occasion.

This provides an ideal day out for anyone who is spending a holiday in the Cotswolds for that week. You may already have booked your Cotswolds accommodation but if you haven’t why not try and book an authentic Cotswolds cottage to stay in while you are here? It could be just what you are looking for.