Shipston on Stour is a picturesque market town often descibed as the gateway to the Cotswolds. The George Townhouse is a great place to make your base whilst exploring the Cotswolds and is only a 20 minute drive from the beautiful Stratford upon Avon too.

We’re also in an ideal location for cyclists too, find out more.

Parking is available at the George Townhouse. Our small car park is located at the rear of the hotel, accessed via Church Street. Public car parks are also available on Mill Street and Telegraph Street.

Below are a few local attractions to enjoy at your leisure during your stay.

Cotswold Distillery – Located in a old barn conversion in the beautiful village of Stourton, near Shipston on Stour. The Cotswold Distillery is the first craft distillery, using the best local ingredients to create world-class spirits.

Wychwood Brewery – Have a tour of the Wychwood Brewery, Witney the place where Brakspear Bitter and Oxford Gold is brewed. The Wychwood Brewery is only a 40 minute drive from Shipston on Stour, on route to Oxford.

Feldon Valley Golf Club – A charming golf club with 6,230 yard Par 71 golf course and stunning views of the Cotswolds, located only 5 miles from the George Townhouse. The course offers  a fun and challenging round of golf and is ideal for those  who enjoy playing golf in relaxing and calm surroundings.

Blenheim Palace – Explore the palace, park and gardens of Blenheim Palace, located just over 20 miles from Shipston on Stour.

Sudeley Castle & Gardens – Visit the castle which has played an important role in England’s history for over 1,000 years. Located just over 20 miles from Shipston on Stour.

Warwick Castle – Steeped in 1,100 years of history, enjoy a day out visiting Warwick Castle. Day visitors will be treated to an adventure around the castle and its grounds, as well as the opportunity to watch daily shows and take part in activities. Less than 20 miles from the George Townhouse, this is a ideal family day out.

Stratford upon Avon – Explore the internally famous birthplace of Shakespeare. With more that 800 years of history, the market town of Stratford upon Avon offers a wide variety of leisure and shopping experiences for you to join in your own time.

Cotswold Farm Park –  A family friendly farm park which is the home to over 50 breeds of animal.

Cotswold Wildlife Park –  Visit the UK’s largest zoological collection and exciting gardens.

Stratford upon Avon Butterfly Farm – Discover hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and beautiful butterflies at the UK’s largest tropical butterfly paradise.

Batsford Arboretum – Home of the countries largest collection of trees and shrubs. Located 8 miles from Shipston on Stour.

Stanway House & Fountain – A beautiful Jacobean manor house owned by Tewkesbury Abbey. Only 20 miles from the George.

Fancy a day at the races? There are plenty of racecourses close to the George. To find out when and where the meetings are, visit the racecourse of your choice; Cheltenham, Warwick, and Stratford.