We come to the town of the great playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a market town, rich in culture and history, situated in south of Warwickshire, England. It boasts of being one of the most popular tourist destination with around “three million” visitors a year from all over the world. It has a mild maritime climate and is well connected by rail and roads.
Major Attractions and Activities :-
1. Places of Interest:-
a. Shakespeare’s Birthplace :- How can one miss an opportunity to visit the birthplace of the great William Shakespeare. The house tells the fascinating story of the early years of William Shakespeare. Here you will be able to explore the Shakespeare Exhibition. The house has outstanding gardens and you can meet your favorite Shakespeare characters and watch some of his best-loved scenes brought to life by actors as you stroll through the house and grounds, you may even want to take part!!!
b. Hall’s Croft :- This was the home to the elder daughter of Shakespeare & her esteemed doctor husband. It is an architectural marvel with dazzling displays and an exquisite walled garden filled with a wealth of beautiful roses and herbaceous borders, its the perfect place for a tranquil respite from the town.
c. Royal Shakespeare Company & Theatres :- The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theaters have been transformed and are now open to the general public daily from 9 A.M.(Sunday 10 A.M.). Apart from performances the year round there is lots of other things to do. You can have a delicious meal at the Rooftop Restaurant, take a theatre tour or go up to the
Tower which presents a unique view of the town.
Among others, there is also, the cottage of the world famous Anne Hathaway(1 mile from Stratford-upon-Avon). Young Shakespeare would have courted Anne here and the thatched cottage has often been described as the most romantic in England. The Bancroft Gardens, having wide grass lawns and gardens with the backdrop of the river.Avon is another must visit site with features like a human sundial, a magnificent swan fountain, the Gower memorial, etc.Book wonderful hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon & enjoy weekend with family.
2. Stratford-upon-Avon on Foot:- Due to its beauty, history and fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare the town is also famous for its award winning guided walks. They are interesting, informative and breathtaking at the same time. Award winning magical ghost walks around the ancient streets of Stratford are famous. Hear tales of ghosts, witches, murder and misery, with magic or spells. Hear about the witch who lived in a slum, the haunted tearoom and the ghost at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
3. Nightlife:- The nightlife of the town is always bustling with entertainment and activity.Drink, dine or dance, lose yourself at a comedy club and do much more. Entertain yourself at a theatre or enjoy the dazzling pubs and clubs. The night life of Stratford-upon-Avon is waiting for you!!!