Few towns are so dominated by one man’s legacy as Stratford is by a certain William Shakespeare, who was born here more than four centuries ago. Prepare to jostle for elbow room with coachloads of tourists in the antique houses associated with England’s most famous wordsmith – certainly during summer and on most weekends. But if you choose your time, this pretty, historic market town should definitely be on your ‘to visit’ list: be sure to take in a play if you’re hitting the Shakespeare trail. It is also a handy base for exploring the mighty Warwick and Kenilworth Castles and the picturesque Cotswold countryside.
Stratford-upon-Avon destination guides
Christmas Lunch in the Cotswolds
Spend Christmas Day in the English countryside! Take this special Christmas tour from London and see the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds, Oxford and Stratford. After your morning pick-up, your Christmas tour will begin with a panoramic tour of London, taking in all the major highlights - Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and more.
Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London
A region officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can’t possibly be a bad place to spend a day. On this 10-hour day trip from London, you’ll visit this so-named English area, the Cotswolds, as well as Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle.