The Bower House, Market Place, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4AG
Tel. 01608 663 333
The Bower House is in Shipston on Stour, a historic Warwickshire market town on the edge of the Cotswolds. We are 15 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon, 50 minutes from Oxford, an hour from Birmingham, and one hour and 45 minutes from London. Our post code for SatNav is CV36 4AG.
Our nearest stations are Moreton-in-Marsh, which is a 10 minute drive from us, and Banbury, which is a 30 minute drive. The train from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh takes one hour and a half, and the train from London Marylebone to Banbury takes 50 minutes.
Taxis are available from both stations, but please do contact us if you would like us to help arrange a car for you.
There is plentiful parking in Shipston on Stour, both on the High Street and in numerous free long-stay car parks in the town. Details of these, including a map, are here
DIRECTIONS FROM THE M40
From the south, leave the M40 at Junction 11 (Banbury) and follow the B4035 to Shipston on Stour. Alternatively leave the M40 at junction 8 (Oxford) and follow the A40, A44 and A3400 via Blenheim Palace to Shipston on Stour.
From the north, leave the M40 at Junction 15 (Leamington Spa) and follow the A429 towards Stow-on-the-Wold. At the Tredington roundabout take the A3400 to Shipston on Stour.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE M5
From the west, leave the M5 at Junction 9 (Tewkesbury) and follow the A46 to Evesham, and then the B4035 to Chipping Campden, and on to Shipston on Stour.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE M4
From the south and the M4, if you prefer a more scenic drive, follow the historic Roman Fosse Way (A429) to the Portobello crossroads, just outside Shipston on Stour, and follow the B4035 to the town centre.
Shipston on Stour is a historic market town in the North Cotswolds, at the border of Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Named the best place to live in the Midlands by The Sunday Times three years in a row, Shipston is home to a wealth of independent shops, from saddlers and clockmakers, to florists, butchers and bakers, antique shops, bespoke tailors and our wonderful, award-winning sister deli, Taste of the Country.
All within a few miles of us are: Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare’s birthplace and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company; the idyllic Whichford Pottery; the award-winning gin and whisky makers at the Cotswolds Distillery, the Victorian Hook Norton Brewery, Batsford Arboretum, and a wealth of historic houses and gardens, such as Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate Court, Bourton House, Upton House, Jacobean Chastleton House, and the remarkable Sezincote – built in 1805 as an extraordinary blend of Georgian and Mughal Indian architecture. Plus lots to do with kids – Warwick Castle, Batsford Falconry Centre, the Cotswold Wildlife Park for rhinos, lions and giant tortoises, and the MAD Museum to name a few – and mile upon mile of designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty walks, such as the famed Cotswold Way.