Long Marston is a pretty village located around 5 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. The village has its own pub - the Mason's Arms and a community shop called the Poppin. It is a village that is full of character, being known as one of the Shakespeare villages.
With Stratford-upon-Avon being the nearest town, you don't have to go far to enjoy all this beautiful market town has to offer. You could spend a day enjoying a motor boat or river boat cruise and admiring the views, or if you fancy a taste of culture you have the Shakespeare Houses and Royal Shakespeare Theatres. Children can enjoy the Butterfly Farm across the river.
Stratford-upon-Avon is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of English playwright and poet William Shakespeare, and receives an estimated 4.9 million visitors a year.
Even more to see and do
Nearby Stratford-upon-Avon offers the beauty of the riverside, plenty of culture and places to eat and drink. But it doesn't stop there, you can explore the local area and cycle to Anne Hathaway's cottage, Mary Arden's House or one of the nearby villages. There is also the finest medieval castle in the country to enjoy in nearby Warwick and The Cotswolds are also a short distance from home. When you are feeling peckish, you can choose from a number of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and takeaways.
For when you want your travel to be a bit greener, or you just want to enjoy the scenery and the fresh air, you can take The Greenway - a high quality surfaced path that you can walk, cycle or take pushchairs or wheelchairs. It’s part of the national Cycle Network and forms a 5 mile section of the West Midlands Cycle Route linking Oxford to Derby via Birmingham. The Greenway is traffic free, with just a few minor roads to cross along the way. It's a fantastic way to travel when you want to leave the car at home. You could enjoy this picturesque cycle ride from Long Marston to Stratford-upon-Avon in just 22 minutes.