Shakespeare’s England launches new regional Explorer Pass


Shakespeare’s England, the Destination Management Organisation for Warwickshire, has announced the launch of its new visitor pass which is a first for the region. The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare’s England enables visitors to purchase a 1, 2, or 3 day pass to visit up to 19 different attractions and offers exceptional value for money. If you are planning to visit several of the attractions in Warwickshire, it would be well worth considering The Explorer Pass, to save pounds on admission charges?

Visitors simply purchase their pass in advance of their trip and then show it at the admission desk or payment point at each attraction to gain free entry. The Explorer Pass has been part funded by a Grant from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).

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The picture above shows three costumed characters at the launch of The Explorer Pass at Kenilworth Castle. From left to right – Ashleigh Dickenson, Shakespeare Aloud actress from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Alice Wilkinson, Historic Property Manager at Kenilworth Castle as Queen Elizabeth and John Bishop from the British Motor Museum as an Edwardian Chauffeur. Dan Campbell and Kate Varvedo from Shakespeare’s England are left and right of the group.

engThe participating attractions include Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place, Hall’s Croft, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Mary Arden’s Farm, Royal Shakespeare Company The Play’s The Thing exhibition, Warwick Castle, Ragley Hall, Compton Verney, Avon Boating, Kenilworth Castle, St Mary’s Church, Lord Leycester Hospital, Stoneleigh Abbey, Hill Close Gardens, British Motor Museum, The MAD Museum, Magic Alley and Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall. The Explorer Pass also includes some fantastic discounts at shops, hotels, and restaurants, so card holders save more even money when they Eat, Drink and Stay!

“We are delighted to launch our new Explorer Pass which offers both domestic and overseas visitors all-in-one access to leading attractions as well as a variety of added value benefits and discounts. We want to encourage visitors to explore further afield seeing attractions they may not have thought to visit, as well as staying longer to experience the very best that our region has to offer”.

Helen Peters, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s England

Full details of participating attractions and businesses can be found in the Explorer Guide, which accompanies the pass, as well as on the Explorer Pass website which can be found at or The cost for an adult is £49 for the 1 day pass, £65 for the 2 day pass and £75 for the 3 day pass. Child passes are also available to purchase.

The Explorer Pass will be available to purchase through the VisitBritain Shop, Visitor Information Centre’s in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa and a wide range of distribution partners, both on and offline.

For more information about Shakespeare’s England please visit


The Travel Locker at the launch of The Explorer Pass

Should you decide to purchase an Explorer Pass or visit any of the attractions as a result of this review, could you please mention The Travel Locker.


The Travel Locker