Stratford-upon-Avon

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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

The DoubleTree by Hilton Stratford-upon-Avon
The DoubleTree by Hilton Stratford-upon-Avon
4 out of 5
Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
The price is £81 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in Stratford-upon-Avon City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of American Fountain and Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Birthplace Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"Good location"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

The DoubleTree by Hilton Stratford-upon-Avon
Hotel Indigo Stratford Upon Avon
Hotel Indigo Stratford Upon Avon
4 out of 5
4 CHAPEL STREET, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
The price is £110 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Stratford-upon-Avon City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Nash's House and New Place. Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (243 reviews)
"Lovely clean, stylish room with complimentary popcorn, biscuits and drinks each day. Staff were really friendly and couldn’t do more for us."

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2021

Hotel Indigo Stratford Upon Avon
Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
4 out of 5
Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Fully refundable
The price is £92 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Situated in Stratford-upon-Avon, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shakespeare Monument, Guild Chapel, and Stratford Butterfly Farm. Royal Shakespeare ...
4.3/5Excellent! (924 reviews)
"Great staff."

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2021

Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
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.
Stratford Central Apartments by Paymán Club
Stratford Central Apartments by Paymán Club
4 out of 5
Elm Court, Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
The price is £67 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Stratford-upon-Avon City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of American Fountain and Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Birthplace ...
3.8/5Good! (167 reviews)
"Fabulous place to stay... Central location. Clean and spacious accommodation ;-)"

Reviewed on 26 May 2021

Stratford Central Apartments by Paymán Club
The Three Gables
The Three Gables
4 out of 5
18 HIGH STREET, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
The price is £161 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Stratford-upon-Avon City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from New Place, Nash's House and Guild Chapel. Birthplace Museum and American ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Awesome!
"Absolutely the best experience! Awesome apartment.Thank you very, very much!"

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

The Three Gables
River Retreat Lodge is front line with panoramic views over the river Avon.
River Retreat Lodge is front line with panoramic views over the river Avon.
Warwick Road, Avon Park, Stratford-upon-Avon, ENG
Situated in Stratford-upon-Avon, this holiday home is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Stratford Butterfly Farm and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Shakespeare ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Excellent location
"We had a wonderful stay, beautiful location , great site and a lovely lodge and very clean! Great communication with Stella too!"

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2021

River Retreat Lodge is front line with panoramic views over the river Avon.
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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