Local Tourism

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, 14 miles, is one of England’s best preserved medieval castles dominating the town of Warwick from magnificent grounds on the bank of the River Avon. Home to the Yorkist ‘Kingmaker’ Richard Neville and Richard III during the Wars of the Roses, its armouries, dungeons and state rooms bring history to life. Warwick is a picture book of historic buildings and there is Warwick Racecourse in the centre of town.


Stratford-upon-Avon, 22 miles, the Warwickshire birth place of William Shakespeare. Visit his tomb in Holy Trinity Church on the River Avon nearby the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre. The town is built of half-timbered houses dating from the 16th century. Stroll on the riverside, take a boat trip and visit Stratford Markets, Stratford Racecourse, the Ragdoll shop, Butterfly Farm and Teddy Bear Museum. Stratford-upon-Avon is a great day trip.

Resorts World

Just 3 miles from Somers Wood is the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) staging over 180 world famous exhibitions each year. Crufts Dog Show, National Motorhome & Caravan Shows, The British Motor Show, and leisure shows like the Spring Fair are just some examples. The NEC’s Genting Arena is renowned for blockbuster celebrity concerts and national sporting events while Resort World Leisure is an ideal night out.

National Motorcycle Museum

Drayton Manor Park (14 miles), The National Motorcycle Museum, Tamworth Ski and Snow Dome, The Belfry Golf Course (hosts to the Ryder Cup) and Kingsbury Waterpark & Wildflow Reserve are all within easy reach from Somers Wood