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Stratford-upon-Avon with meals & cocktails

Escape for the night to a stylish, luxury manor in Shakespeare's famous birthplace and unwind with likeminded new friends.

Stratford-upon-Avon with meals & cocktails

Escape for the night to a stylish, luxury manor in Shakespeare's famous birthplace and unwind with likeminded new friends.


Billesley Manor Hotel & Spa, Warwickshire, Midlands, B49 6NF

Holiday type

Historic town break

Group size

4-8 people

Activity level

Meeting time/place
Arrive any time from midday to midnight. Car share available from Manchester.



1 night


Sorry - sold out


A culture-rich overnight stay in one of the most iconic UK market towns

Stratford-upon-Avon should be on the top of any culture-vultures list, and if you haven’t been yet, isn’t it about time you made a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace? This 16th century town boasts scenic views, magnificent historical buildings and plentiful entertainment. It’s the ideal place to spend a few days with likeminded independent travellers soaking up culture and history.

Our trips are hand-selected for those who wish to travel independently, with the added support of a friendly group of likeminded people and a dedicated Tour Leader.

What's included?

Recharge your batteries with like-minded travellers

Known historically as Shakespeare’s stomping ground, Stratford-upon-Avon offers a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

History and culture are rife in this beautiful 16th Century market town. Spend your time visiting much-loved cultural tourist attractions, such as Shakespeare’s birthplace & schoolroom, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Anne Hathaway’s residence or simply take a stroll and soak up the town’s charming atmosphere. Once you’re ready to recharge those weary legs, why not pop by the Shakespeare Distillery who house their locally distilled Stratford Dry Gin, inspired by the Tudor Garden.

We’ll be staying at Billesley Manor, a unique hideaway boasting a beautiful Medieval look that will transport you back to the 16th century. Once referenced in the Domesday Book, the grounds feature an 11th century church and an ornate topiary garden, which was planted 125 years ago to replicate a chessboard. Home to extravagant rooms that combine traditional character with 21st century luxuries, and blissful spa services, Billesley Manor will offer you the modern, serene experience you’ve been longing for.

Our small group of solo travellers will give you the perfect opportunity to build friendships with like-minded explorers as you take in and enjoy the history and serenity of Stratford-upon-Avon.

This is a great trip to make new friends. At Solo Breaks, we’re all about creating inclusive experiences for people who want to enjoy their trips without strict itineraries. All you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself – we’ll take care of the rest.

Accommodation information

This hotel has been hand-selected by your Tour Guide. It achieves fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor, and every Solo Breaks guest has raved about the beautiful location

With Solo Breaks:

Before you travel, there will be an opportunity to get to know fellow Solo Breaks travellers on a Zoom call. We’ll also invite you to a group WhatsApp where we can discuss car share and transport arrangements.
Your host, Steve, will be on hand at all times to answer any questions you have.

Meet your host, Steve

Steve is a fun and lively people-pleaser. He enjoys getting to know all of his guests, and ensuring they get to do the activities that they enjoy.

Steve knows this area like the back of his hand, so his expertise will ensure you see the best this region has to offer in the time that you’re there.

Click here to find out more about travelling with Solo Breaks

A good night’s kip is really important when you’re travelling, and so is the location. We choose the accommodation to suit the trip, making sure you have a clean, comfortable and well-located place to stay.
Most of our travellers sign-up solo and so we’re all in the same boat … or plane for that matter. Our traveller groups are small, informal and welcoming. While we’re not a singles travel company, 90% of our groups are made up of solo travellers. You’ll have the opportunity to meet your team before we set-off – we run an ice-breaker on Zoom and you’ll also be invited into a WhatsApp group so you can get to know the group before we go. 
We like to keep our group-size small so travellers can get to know each other on the trip. Usually, there are around 5-10 travellers on each trip between the ages of 30-50.
Yes, you can. Around 10% of our group are made up of couples or friends who enjoy socialising and meeting new people. 
Of course! Everything we plan on the itinerary is optional. If you fancy coming along to everything, you’re more than welcome. If you want to dip out any point to relax or do your own thing, that’s completely fine too. 

It’s important for all travellers to arrange their own travel insurance before we set-off. If you need help with travel insurance, give Steve a call and he will advise. 

To secure your place on the trip, we’ll ask for a deposit, which can be made by bank transfer. The final payment for the trip will be due two-weeks before we leave. You’ll find more payment information on each event page.
Payment for your trip can be made online on this website, by bank transfer or you can make payment over the phone by calling Steve Sutherland on: 07845 529 538.

Cancellation requests are only accepted by email. For further information on our cancellation policy, read our full terms and conditions.

Contact Steve ( or 07845 529 538) any time and he’ll answer your questions.

Questions About This Get-Away

Hi, I’m Steve, After spending five years travelling the world, and over a decade organising trips across the UK and Europe, I found the biggest fear around travel was going alone. Booking a group tour with people you don’t know can also feel daunting and so that’s why at Solo Breaks, we organise small group trips so everyone can get to know each other and form life-long friendships. As your host, I’ll be there on every trip to take care of the travel logistics, answer any of your questions, and most importantly, make sure you have an unforgettable experience! If you have any questions about this trip, please get in touch: Click here to connect over WhatsApp or phone me on 07845529538. Thanks Steve

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Stratford-upon-Avon with meals & cocktails
Stratford-upon-Avon with meals & cocktails

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