Visit Henley-in-Arden and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, is a delightful old market town consisting of a High Street almost 1 mile long with nearly every type of English domestic architecture. It is situated where the Warwick—Redditch road crosses the A34 9 miles North West of Stratford-upon-Avon. Once a stronghold of Plantagenet power, Henley belonged to the influential de Montfort family and after the death, at the Battle of Evesham, of Simon de Montfort it was pillaged and burnt to the ground. Having risen from its ashes, it obtained a charter from Henry VI in 1449 and still has its High Bailiff elected annually by the Court Leet. Its 15th century Guildhall was built by Sir Ralph Boteler. Henley has many ancient inns, among them the White Swan dating from the early 1600s. The most interesting buildings are on the north side of the main street, notably the Old George and the Blue Bell Inn, part of which is 15th century. The White House, now a restaurant, is a good example of a 16th century dwelling.
Where the wide High Street narrows, rises the tower of the Church of St John the Baptist. It is purely 15th century. The roof has fine stone corbels, tie-beams and unusual queen-posts.
Just outside of Henley-in-Arden in Beaudesert is a good example of a Warwickshire Norman church built in the 11th century. A little to the North of the church lie earthworks protected by a deep entrenchment. The Mount, as it is called, is all that remains of the castle of the de Montforts.
Nearby cities: Birmingham
Nearby towns: Alcester, Knowle, Redditch, Solihull, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick
Nearby villages: Alveston, Aston Cantlow, Astwood Bank, Bearley, Beoley, Billesley, Binton, Black Hill, Charlecote, Claverdon, Coughton, Crabbs Cross, Dorridge, Exhall, Great Alne, Grove Park, Hampton Lucy, Hatton, Headless Cross, Honiley, Hopwood, Kingswood, Lapworth, Norton Lindsey, Packwood, Preston Bagot, Redhill, Rowington, Sherbourne, Shottery, Shrewley, Snitterfield, Studley, Stuley, Tanworth, Temple Balsall, Temple Grafton, Ullenhall, Wasperton, Weethley, Wilmcote, Wixford, Wolverton, Wootton Wawen, Wroxall
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- a Henley-in-Arden guesthouse
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- a Henley-in-Arden self-catering establishment, or
- other Henley-in-Arden accommodation