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Getting around



Punts, canoes and rowing boats are available from Rose’s Boathouse (267073; row boats/punts per 1/2hr £3/2) by Clopton Bridge. Bancroft Cruises (269669; www.bancroftcruises.co.uk) runs 45-minute trips (adult/child £4.50/2, daily April to October) leaving from the Holiday Inn hotel pier.

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Stratford is small enough to explore on foot, but a bicycle is good for getting out to the surrounding countryside or the rural Shakespeare properties. The canal towpath offers a fine route to Wilmcote.

Clarkes Cycles (205057; Guild St; per half/full day from £6/10; 9.15am-5pm Tue-Sat) rents bikes. It’s most easily reached down a little alley off Henley St (look out for the old sign saying Pashley Cycles).

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