Located in the pretty market town of Stratford-upon-Avon – the birthplace of the most influential figure in English literature, William Shakespeare – the Stratford Butterfly Museum is perfect for adults and children alike. The town, like other communities in Warwickshire, also has many excellent places to stay, from historic inns to large deluxe hotels.
About the Stratford Butterfly Museum
This family-oriented attraction, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015, features large greenhouses with a wide range of exotic butterfly species, as well as birds and fish, and spiders and insects in the Insect City glass display. At the Arachnoland area you can also observe the unique Imperial Scorpions, which can glow in the dark and originate from West Africa. Like all the other spiders and insects at the farm, they are carefully looked after behind glass for your assurance!
Other Places to Visit in Stratford-upon-Avon
If you're a fan of world-class theatre, book a show at the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Theatre, which performs all of Shakespeare's greatest titles and is visited by more than a million theatre lovers each year. Stratford-Upon-Avon is also home to the Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum, where you can learn about his eventful life and observe a fascinating local history exhibition in the charming, half-timbered, 16th century building that he was born in on April 26th 1564.
Whether you're looking for grand deluxe hotels like The Stratford and the Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotels, or value-for-money inns like the Falcon Hotel near the Stratford Butterfly Museum, you'll normally benefit from free Wi-Fi access and comfortable, decent-sized rooms, so you can be guaranteed a memorable stay.
Day Trips From Stratford-Upon-Avon
Visit the enchanting Norman Warwick Castle, which was built soon after William the Conqueror's successful invasion, and is one of the largest of its kind in the country. You can also explore the picturesque grounds and elaborate interior of Charlecote Park, or have a wander through the photogenic Regency streets and parks of the 19th century spa town of Royal Leamington Spa. Don't forget, all across Warwickshire, you can find plenty of superb hotels that cater to all tastes and budgets, and put you right in the heart of the Midlands.