What to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Obviously the top attractions are all related to the Bard himself.

* 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.

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