Stratford-upon-Avon is internationally renowned for being home to the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company and the Shakespeare houses: five beautifully preserved Tudor homes and gardens which are all directly linked with William Shakespeare and his family.
In the heart of England and surrounded by glorious countryside, Stratford-upon-Avon is a quintessentially pretty English town and a stroll through the streets lined with historic buildings, is a wonderful way to while away the hours. The River Avon runs through the heart of this historic town, so why not visit and soak up the atmosphere of this buzzing cultural town riverside and either take a boat trip or simply relax with a picnic and enjoy the river views.
Well known for a fantastic variety of restaurants, bars and tea-rooms, foodies will be spoilt for choice with the selection of fine dining options on offer. Visit Food and Drink for information on the best places to eat and drink in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Stratford-upon-Avon is a thriving market town, with weekly farmers markets and fantastic Christmas markets. For all year round shopping there is a great variety for shops from independent retailers, to well known high street names.
In the surrounding countryside and historic towns you will find plenty to do to suit all tastes and all budgets. From unique attractions, theatres, historic buildings, museums, galleries and stately homes to idyllic villages, cycle paths, boat trips and guided walks, you will be spoilt for choice for things to see and do in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Things To Do for ideas on what to do during your visit.