Guide To Stratford-Upon-Avon
|| William Shakespeare
has inspired people in Stratford-Upon-Avon to be creative
and it’s not just literary geniuses who benefit.
The Shakespeare Marathon takes place annually on
the closest Sunday to Shakespeare’s birthday (April
23). Starting at the Waterside, some 1,500 people complete
one or two circuits of the marathon route, all in remembrance
of the Bard.
Shakespeare’s birthday welcomes plenty of activities
and celebrations across the town including strolling
players, street enactments of his most popular
plays and costume balls.
Of course, everything doesn’t revolve around Stratford’s
most famous son and there’s no connection at all
between William and The Bulldog Bash.
This festival of heavy metal, rock and grunge music takes
place at Long Marston and draws in a crowd
of metal junkies from far and wide. Head to the area during
August for muddy camping fun.
In days of old when knights were bold, the only way to
settle a dispute was to get on your horse and partake
in some dangerous jousting. Today this is all done in
the spirit of entertainment at Warwick Castle [map].
Head here during a “jousting weekend”
and you can enjoy a fun-filled show of strength and speed.
The Stratford Regatta is held every summer and
is, for many, the highlight of the season when organisers
of the Stratford Boat Race wind their way down
the beautiful river Avon. Additional entertainment including
live music and children’s entertainers make this
a great way to celebrate the great weather.
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