Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is a small town situated on the banks of the River Avon. Stratford is most famous for being the birth and death place of William Shakespeare who is buried in Holy Trinity Church. 

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) was founded to perform the classic works of Shakespeare and more modern work. 

There are many things to see and do in Stratford, whatever the weather. There are many local walks which include taking in some of the town's lovely scenery down by the river, shopping is great whether you are looking for antiques, or simply clothes, and there are local parks and gardens which are a delight to walk around too. A brass-rubbing centre is an interesting visit as well as the Falstaffs Experience which is a living museum.

If Shakespeare is the reason for your visit to Stratford why not take in some more history by visiting one or all of the five Shakepeare Houses which date from the 16th century and are open all year round.


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