Falcon Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Falcon Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

After a year-long extensive and quite impressive restoration, the former Falcon Hotel once again opened its doors to the public in 2019, re-branded as the Hotel Indigo.

This quintessentially Tudor, half-timbered property was built around 1500. Originally it had been a two-story town house (the third floor was added circa 1645) and had taken on many forms, including several as private dwellings, for another 150 years before it was turned into a hostelry. The first record of an inn on this location dates back to 1655.

The Royal Shakespeare Club is known to have held their annual dinners at The Falcon since 1824.

The multi-million pound project saw the stunning Warwickshire hotel meticulously restored with an utmost care being paid to the historic elements, such as the traditional black-and-white, close studded timber-frame and plaster façade. Because it's a listed building, like had to be replaced with like, and everything that could be kept has been, including many of the original oak beams from 1622.

The hotel's 93 guest rooms are designed on three themes: the Georgian, the Tudor, and the contemporary. In keeping with the theme, the Tudor rooms feature the authentic architectural quirks of the original 16th-century property and offer views over the site of Shakespeare’s New Place.

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Sight Name: Falcon Hotel
Sight Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, England (See walking tours in Stratford-upon-Avon)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Create Your Own Walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

Create Your Own Walk in Stratford-upon-Avon

Creating your own self-guided walk in Stratford-upon-Avon is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
William Shakespeare Walking Tour

William Shakespeare Walking Tour

The picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon is steeped in the history of William Shakespeare. Indeed, Shakespeare's hometown is where he was born and also where he passed away on the same day (23 April) 52 years later.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Historical Tudor Houses Walking Tour

Historical Tudor Houses Walking Tour

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Many of these buildings have been kept in their original state, notably the...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Stratford-upon-Avon Introduction Walking Tour

Stratford-upon-Avon Introduction Walking Tour

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Primal Stratford was established by...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles