I love featuring quirky places on Travel Lightbulb, and today I'm not only showcasing something of that ilk, but it's also jam-packed full of history. The Wood Norton Hotel in Worcestershire is just a few miles from the Cotswolds, and Stratford-Upon-Avon, and was originally built as a hunting lodge for European Royalty in 1897.
In 1939, the BBC bought the site, and by 1940 it had become one of the largest broadcasting centres in Europe. It was used for some the filming of the Doctor Who series Robot, where Tom Baker made his first appearance as the much loved time lord!
Following a four million pound restoration in 2012, it is now a beautiful luxury hotel. There are fifty rooms, which make the most of traditional features including oak-panelled walls, and stunning fireplaces. Fine British cuisine is served in the restaurant, with food made from local ingredients.
The hotel is the perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds, Worcestershire, and the Malvern Hills and it would also be a beautiful wedding venue. If you'd like more information on the hotel, you can visit the official website here.