Are you visiting the UK and looking for a typical English town to visit? Then Stratford upon Avon is the place to go.
The small town is located in Warwickshire, England and is best known for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Here you are not short of places to see, eat and drink and is the perfect stop off point for anyone travelling through Britain.
Here are some of my favourite things to do while your here;-
Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Obvious one I know but you can’t visit without seeing it. It is located smack bang in the middle of Stratford, sandwiched by modern shops, but once your inside you start to get the feeling of going back in time. An adult ticket is around £14.95 but this also includes a pass to see his grave too.
Take a walk
Even though It’s a town, Stratford has plenty to offer on the wildlife and nature side of things. In the centre of town, you will find the river, dotted with pretty canal boats and swans. Here you can take a walk along the river towards the church where Shakespeare was buried, spotting plenty of wildlife on the way. On a short 20 minute walk, I managed to spot squirrels, ducks and swans along with beautiful scenery.
Wander around the Café’s and Pubs
There is nothing better than relaxing after a nice long stroll and what better place to do so than the many old fashioned pubs and café’s dotted around Stratford. There is so many, you may need a few days just to visit half of them.
A few of my favourites?
- The Lazy Cow
- The One Elm
- Vesuvio Café
- Old Thatch Tavern
Visit the Theatre
What better place to watch a performance than the Swan Theatre, a theatre belonging to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Imagine spending the day strolling around in the sunshine, taking a canal boat ride down the river, then relaxing outside a ‘Ye Olde English Pub’ looking forward to en evening in one of the most cultural theatre’s in the UK.