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Shakespeare's birthplace is an old country style house close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights

Stratford Upon Avon

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Things to see & do in Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of the famous William Shakespeare and is steeped in culture and history. It is set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK. With easy road, rail and airport access, it is the perfect place for a vacation or short break.

Not only can you enjoy the charm of Shakespeare's hometown but you can visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace (pictured above)to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. T

he nearby surrounding shire counties of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Visit Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds to the south, Worcester and the Malverns to the west, Warwick Castle and Henley in Arden to the north, and all within an hour's journey of Stratford itself.  

Stratford Town Centre hosts a diverse range of shops and restaurants. The town also has a very rich and varied programme of events and activities throughout the year: theatres, arts, music in the parks, river racing, river cruising, walks along the river or simply relax and take in the atmosphere that is Shakespeare's Stratford.

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