Located in South Warwickshire, this market town rose to fame during the Medieval period.
Stratford-upon-Avon is commonly referred to as just Stratford. It sits on the River Avon and was the home of the legendary playwright, William Shakespeare. His enduring fame attracts numerous visitors to the city and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is one of the most notable cultural venues in the country. Popular sights around Stratford include the Clock Tower, Bancroft Gardens, Anne Hathaway’s College, and Swan Theatre.
Stratford-upon-Avon is full of English charm and Shakespearean culture. If you have ever used the expression: ‘Too much of a good thing’, ‘Come what may’ or ‘laughing stock,’ you are quoting the great playwright.
Highly recommended to take some time and explore the town itself. You’ll notice images of Shakespeare everywhere and even walk through many related exhibits and displays.
Close by on the River Avon is Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare was baptized, worshiped and buried.
Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artifacts from the Trust’s world class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.
If Shakespeare is your thing did you know you can visit Stratford-Upon-Avon on many of Let’s Travels day tours from London. The following experience tours are sure to delight.
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Cotswolds & Bicester Village Experience. ‘Step back in time to the literature of Shakespeare, England’s national bard. Visit tranquil and picturesque Cotswold’s and indulge in designer retail therapy.’
Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Oxford & Cotswolds Experience. ‘Medieval Warwick Castle. The birthplace and home of William Shakespeare, a scenic drive through the enchanting Cotswolds, and a fascinating walking tour through the historic streets of Oxford.’