Stratford-upon-Avon Travel Guide

Most famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon in south Warwickshire is a destination blessed with both natural beauty and historical and cultural wealth.

Still featuring a significant collection of original Tudor buildings, a walking tour of the city center makes for an enriching experience, while the birth home of Shakespeare, the cottage of Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare’s wife) and the house of Mary Arden (his mother) offer equal cultural gratification. The surrounding Warwickshire countryside is home to all manner of treasures including historic halls, country parks and charming little villages. If the Shakespeare trail still beckons, then The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, located on the banks of the River Avon, offers daily productions of the bard’s internationally famous works.