Stratford-upon-Avon Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
Terry Emery A charming riverside town, on the edge of the Cotswolds, full of attractive historic buildings … oh, and someone famous was born here. In fact Shakespeare’s Stratford is a lovely town, well worth visiting in its own right, but the main point of interest is inevitably the greatest ever playwright. Perhaps the special attraction is that while most of his actual work was in London, in Stratford we get a glimpse of Shakespeare the man. His mother, Mary Arden’s house (sizeable farm actually) where he (probably) went to school; the house he lived in on his return from London (as well as his wife, Anne Hathaway’s cottage); and finally the church where he was baptised, married and buried. The Memorial Theatre on the banks of the Avon is beautifully situated and (mostly) provides superb performances. (If you want see the performers off-duty, try the ‘Dirty Duck’ pub opposite.)

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National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Scots Gaelic
Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
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