Alcester is the quintessential English market town, an architectural gem with a lively community feel set in the attractive, rolling 'Shakespeare's Countryside', just seven miles west of Stratford-on-Avon, home of the bard.
Situated on the River Arrow, its medieval street pattern survives almost intact, along with many ancient properties including the wonderful church of St Nicholas with its 14th century tower and the early 17th century town hall. Alcester's history extends back to the Romans.
The town has been the subject of numerous archaeological digs and is now one of the best understood Roman settlements in the country.
Alcester and the surrounding area including Ardens Grafton, Arrow, Aston Cantlow, Bidford, Binton, Coughton, Dunnington, Exhall, Great Alne, Haselor, Kings Coughton, Kinwarton, Little Alne, Oversley Green, Salford Priors, Temple Grafton, Walcote, Wixford and Wilmcote.
Information courtesy of www.alcester.co.uk