Destination: Stratford upon Avon
The land of Shakespeare and Tudor Housing
Stratford upon Avon Tours with Great British Trips
Introducing Stratford upon Avon
Stratford is the birthplace of William Shakespeare who was born here in 1564. There are 5 houses linked to Shakespeare and his family and each offers a unique experience of the Stratford world in which the famous dramatist was born, worked and was buried. Stratford is also home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and its 'Courtyard Theatre' in which you can take a backstage tour. Of course, as well as all things Shakespeare, the 800 year old scenic market town has a number of other attractions so if you are more interested in music, sport, movies or dining out there is plenty to keep you busy. The town is also a pleasant place to stay to take in nearby attractions such as Warwick and Kenilworth Castles to the north, and the picturesque Cotswolds region to the south.
Want to visit Stratford upon Avon?
Region: Central England
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day
More Information: www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk
What's nearby? Banbury, Warwick, Cotswolds
What transport do you recommend? Your own transport or sightseeing bus is needed to visit all 5 Shakespeare houses. It can be reached on train.
Did you know? Shakespeare was lucky to survive his childhood - within a few weeks of his birth in April 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon was struck by an outbreak of The Plague.