|A beautiful welcome near the Car park area, in the town centre|
The flagpost directing us towards Shakespeare’s Birthplace
8 great things to do in Stratford-Upon-Avon
Visit Shakespeare Houses
Being in Stratford-Upon-Avon and not visiting Shakespeare house?
Needless to say, it’s one major tourist attraction in town, and has been attracting visitors for over 250 years!! The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust manages all the houses that includes Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathway Cottage & Gardens, Nash’s House & New Place, Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft. There are tours available at the visitor centre and one can buy combo tickets to see all or some of Shakespeare’s houses. Our recommendations on must-see are Birthplace and Anne Hathway Cottage.
There’s nothing as good as watching your favourite Shakespeare play in the town where he once lived and got inspired to write those plays!
Admire the myriad statues
The town is laid out so beautifully that you see magnificent sculptures and statues everywhere around. Look out for them in every corner of the town.
|Some intriguing sculptures that we came across|
Enjoy the slow paced life style
You can’t experience such a slow paced life in every other tourist towns. Laze around or bring in your picnic basket near by Bancroft Gardens and relax. Despite crowded with tourists and locals, you can feel the laid back life in the town. Feel them!
Love the architecture
Walk along the main streets admiring half timber houses and thatched roofs as you stroll through plethora of cafes and restaurants.
Hire a row boat / motor boat or canoe and sail back in time as you pass through the beautiful River Avon, enjoying the lush green countryside with occasional stone bridge that captures your attention.
Stratford’s butterfly farm
We may have never recommended this if it had not been UK’s largest and one of its kind. The lush, exotic landscape and seeing a hundred of butterflies in one place is certainly awe-inspiring!
Have you been to Stratford-Upon-Avon? Is there anything else you would like to add to this list?