Stratford-upon-Avon

Steeped in history and culture

Stratford-upon-Avon

Explore Stratford upon Avon

The famous home of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is forever synonymous with history and culture. Set on the banks of the picturesque River Avon it is one of the most recognisable towns in the UK. Home to Blenheim Palace, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and of course the Royal Shakespeare Theatre what better place to visit to learn about Olde England than here?

You can spend the day relaxing on the banks of the river or take a river cruise to really appreciate the town. If you want to learn more about the town itself then why not take the open-top tour bus which consists of 11 stops and you can hop on and off as you please throughout the day.

For a day with a bit of a difference, you can visit The Mechanical Art and Design museum, but better known as the MAD museum in Henley Street which boasts "brilliant-but-bonkers machines" made by Kinetic artists. Items on show include mechanised flipbooks and a musical typewriter.

King Edward VI School, located on the corner of Church Street and Chapel Lane, thought to have been attended by William Shakespeare and the school room where Shakespeare is thought to have studied opened to visitors in 2016.

Every year, Shakespeare's birthday is celebrated in Stratford. The celebration takes place over two days on the weekend closest to 23 April, the date of his birth, and includes musical performances, drama and a parade through the town.

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Newlands Caravan Park

Newlands Caravan Park

We have individual pitches, nineteen of which have electric hook-ups, a toilet and shower block, and an attractive rally field capable of comfortably accommodating sixty caravans.

Touring & Camping Park with 80 pitches, £13-£18 ptpn

White-Sails

White Sails

Stratford-upon-Avon's 5 * Gold Award guest house dedicated to providing genuine, personal hospitality to ensure pampering and relaxation in 'chic' boutique accommodation - stay - enjoy - indulge!

Guest House with 5 rooms, £105-£130 prpnb

50 Ely Street

50 Ely Street

This charming Grade II listed Tudor cottage is situated in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, a few minutes walk from most of its major features and shopping centre, yet not on a busy traffic route.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £386-£642 pupw sleeps 2-4

Legacy Falcon Hotel

Legacy Falcon Hotel

The Legacy Falcon in the heart of this market town, opposite New Place and a short stroll from the Royal Shakespeare theatres.

Hotel with 84 rooms, £55-£150 pppnb, £55-£170 prpnb

Stratford Holiday Cottages

Self-catering with 2 units, £250-£750 pupw sleeps 1-6

"As You Like It" & No. 1 College Mews

Self-catering with 2 units, £330-£390 pupw sleeps 1-3

Avonpark House

Guest House with 5 rooms, £85-£119 prpnb

Dorset House

Self-catering with 2 units, £510-£3195 pupw sleeps 1-19

Ingon Bank Farm

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £61-£90 prpnb

Events in Stratford upon Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon Christmas Lights

Stratford Christmas Lights - Switch On

Thu 23 Nov 2017

The Christmas lights turn on date has now been confirmed, this will happen at 4.30pm on Thursday 24th November 2016 preceded by Carol Singing starting at 4.00 pm

Stratford Town Fun Quiz Trail

Stratford Town Fun Quiz Trail

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Join in a fun quiz trail walk past timber-framed medieval buildings, Shakespeare’s homes, RSC theatres, river Avon, Trinity church, plus lots more with family, work colleagues or friends looking for clues.

Stratford Town Fun Quiz Trail

Stratford Town Fun Quiz Trail

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Join in a fun quiz trail walk past timber-framed medieval buildings, Shakespeare’s homes, RSC theatres, river Avon, Trinity church, plus lots more with family, work colleagues or friends looking for clues.

Christmas Markets 2017

Christmas Markets 2017

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

A new 3-Day traditional *Victorian Christmas market opens in Stratford-upon-Avon this festive season.

Stratford Town Fun Quiz Trail

Stratford Town Fun Quiz Trail

Tue 26 Dec 2017

Join in a fun quiz trail walk past timber-framed medieval buildings, Shakespeare’s homes, RSC theatres, river Avon, Trinity church, plus lots more with family, work colleagues or friends looking for clues.