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Visitor's Guide to Stratford-Upon-Avon

Visitor's Guide to Stratford Upon Avon Lying in close proximity to Coventry, Warwick and Kenilworth, Stratford-Upon-Avon is the jewel in the crown of Warwickshire. This delightful market town manages to retain much of its charm even though thousands of visitors troop around its cobbled streets every year.

Of course, Stratford is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare and there are several “must dos” when visiting the town.

Pop by Shakespeare’s Birthplace [map], which is the number one attraction in Stratford-Upon-Avon and see where the Bard was born and raised. For more than three centuries this house has been a top destination for visitors and even in the 19th century vandals scratched their names into the window frames.

The adjacent Shakespeare Exhibition [map] is a lot newer and helps to educate youngsters about the impact Shakespeare had on British theatre.

You can’t avoid the legacy that the family left in Stratford and if you still hunger for more of the playwright you can also visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage [map] and Mary Arden’s House [map] , which is now the Shakespeare Countryside Museum.

There’s also other historical places of interest dotted around including Holy Trinity Church [map] and Harvard House [map], which was home to John Harvard, after whom Harvard University was named in the 17th century.

Theatre here is, naturally, an exciting event and many tourists make a point of catching an RSC production [map] at The Swan Theatre. You can also take a tour behind the scenes at The Swan.

Children and the young at heart will love to spend time at The Teddy Bear Museum [map] where they can follow the history of their furry friends, whilst grown-ups might prefer to sip some real ale from the Cox’s Yard [map] microbrewery.

You could always choose to get away from it all by taking a picnic to the banks of the River Avon or simply soak up the atmosphere of this historical town, the choice is yours... So why not take a look at our guide to what's interesting in Straford-Upon-Avon to help you decide.

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