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Stratford-upon-Avon
Travel Guide

Stratford-upon-Avon which includes heritage architecture, a city and street scenes

Situated on the River Avon in the heart of England, Stratford-upon-Avon is best known as the birthplace of England’s greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare.

Visiting this place and discover a beautiful charming town in Warwickshire with a real sense of history.

Stratford-upon-Avon and the surrounding Warwickshire area has a large selection of accommodation types to choose from, including the local bed & breakfasts, guesthouses and, of course, hotels. If your budget can stretch far enough, why not explore the possibility of staying in one of Warwick’s stately estates.

Immerse yourself in Shakespeare with a visit to the poet’s birthplace. Well worth a visit, be prepared to be taken back in time with staged shows and plenty of interactive fun for visitors.

If you need a break from Shakespeare the town itself is also home to what is regarded as Europe’s largest butterfly home. A surreal experience and great for the kids to get closer to nature. The gardens and butterflies are amazing, along with the fish pond. If you are in to photography take camera for some fantastic pictures.

Take a cruise along the River Avon on a guided boat tour and explore the area. Alternatively, take a guided walking tour and discover some of Britain’s historic houses with their glorious gardens.

Shopping in Stratford-upon-Avon is an experience in itself, with a choice of shops ranging from the local artisan cheesemongers to antique shops and boutiques. There is a local market which offers the perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals and learn more of this beautiful town.

While staying in Stratford-upon-Avon, take the opportunity to explore the rest of Warwickshire. Warwick Castle often described as Britain’s ultimate castle, where visitors can immerse themselves in its history and experience the excitement of Merlin, as seen on the BBC, with the castle offering an interactive experience.

Visit Warwick town and stop by the Collegiate Church of St. Mary’s, which is steeped in history and beautiful to behold. Also well worth a visit, the church dominates the Warwick skyline with its imposing tower. The church itself was built by the Beauchamp family, the Earls of Warwick. There are some ancient tombs and crypts within the church, each with their own story, with church guides on hand to answer any questions.

If the weather is nice then bring the family to St. Nicholas Park where there is plenty for the kids to see and do. Park activities include a crazy golf course, children’s play area, amusement rides, boats for hire and so much more.

Sporting enthusiasts will not be disappointed with a visit to Warwickshire with the county having its own cricket team and the county ground Edgbaston often playing host to the England Cricket team.

If you fancy a flutter at the races, check out dates of race meetings at Warwick Racecourse before your visit. The track has several planned meetings throughout the calendar year.

Where to stay in Stratford-upon-Avon

Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
4 out of 5
Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
The price is £80 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Situated in Stratford-upon-Avon, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shakespeare Monument and Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Guild Chapel and Stratford ...
4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)
"Super helpful and friendly staff. Well organised covid precations. Felt very safe Food could be improved. Poor choice for gluten free diet. Not a huge choice on main menu for ordinary diet and over priced for quality. Drinks pricey Room was good size and appreciated free water - still and sparkling ..."

Reviewed on 20 May 2021

Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Clopton Bridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
The price is £92 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stratford Butterfly Farm and Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Shakespeare Monument ...
3.8/5Good! (759 reviews)
"Beautiful setting very friendly staff and excellent service"

Reviewed on 9 Jun 2021

Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel & Spa
The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection
The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
The price is £89 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
Situated in Stratford-upon-Avon, this spa hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Shakespeare Monument and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Guild Chapel ...
4.2/5Excellent! (725 reviews)
"We visited this restaurant the day after our wedding and they were amazingly accommodating from start to finish. They went above and beyond with preparations for our evening. The service was perfect and the food even better. Everything about the place is exactly what you want from a restaurant. Highest ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2021

The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection
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Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
4 out of 5
Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester, England
The price is £63 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Located in Manchester City Centre, this aparthotel is steps away from Urbis, Printworks and National Football Museum. Deansgate and Manchester Cathedral are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,090 reviews)
Great central Manchester hotel
"Fabulous historical detail in the public areas but stylish, contemporary and very clean rooms. Love the grab-and-go breakfasts!"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2021

Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
4 out of 5
Paragon Street, York, England
The price is £104 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated in York, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of York Barbican, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum. York Dungeon and York Grand Opera ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,060 reviews)
"Lovely clean room, great amenities in the room. Will use Staycity again."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps away from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (710 reviews)
"Its in beautiful Bath and it feels like a Georgian Bath Property to stay in."

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2021

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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