* Shakespeare’s birthplace where he was born in 1564 and spent his childhood. Marvel at the restored Tudor rooms and find out more about arguably Britain’s greatest ever playwright.
* Shakespeare’s New Place is where the Bard retired and where he died in 1616. The house was demolished but there’s a gorgeous Elizabethan garden to admire.
* Mary Arden’s Farm is where Shakespeare’s mother grew up.
* Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is a wonderful thatched farmhouse where Shakespeare’s wife lived.
* Hall’s Croft is an admirable Jacobean townhouse where Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna lived with her husband, John Hall.
* The Mechanical Art & Design Museum is a fun interactive place for children to find out how physics works.
* Holy Trinity Church is where Shakespeare worshipped as well as being his final resting place.
* Step into the largest tropical Butterfly Farm in the UK, which is also in Stratford, with its tropical plants, waterfalls and pools.
* Take a trip on the Shakespeare Express Steam Train between Stratford and Birmingham on Sundays in the summer.
* Book yourself a day at the races at Stratford-upon-Avon racecourse, one of England’s leading small jump racecourses.
* Enjoy a peaceful look at Stratford from the River Avon. You can take a boat trip from the historic canal basin in the heart of the town for a trip on the River Avon, home to swans, ducks and herons.
As William Shakespeare said: “Strong reasons make strong actions.”
With plenty of great reasons to visit Stratford, take action to book your accommodation now.