Shakespeare's Anniversary

48 Hours in Stratford-upon-Avon


If you’re looking for a long weekend away, steeped in culture and history, a break in Stratford-upon-Avon, homeland of William Shakespeare, is a real must. This beautiful market town, set in the rural Warwickshire countryside is an ever popular tourist destination, due to it’s 800 years of history, quaint Tudor architecture and thriving theatre scene.

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5 Insider tips:

  1. Must see sights to visit are Shakespeare’s birthplace and his wife, Anne Hathaway’s cottage.
  2. Visit the Dirty Duck pub (opposite the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre) to spot the actors having a pint after their show.
  3. Avoid the hassle of parking in town by taking advantage of the park & ride service, situated off Bishopton Lane (near the roundabout with the A46 (T) and the A3400 Birmingham Road).
  4. If visiting on the second or fourth (and fifth when it occurs) of the month don’t miss a visit to the Craft and Antiques Market to pick up a unique find.
  5. Children will love a day out at the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, set alongside the river, although those with a fear of spiders should steer clear of it’s ‘Arachnoland’!


The Arden Hotel


The White Swan Hotel


Shakespeare’s View

Lovers of the great outdoors will enjoy the breathtaking landscape of the Avon Valley with a stay at Shakespeare’s View. This 5-star bed and breakfast is surrounded by pretty grounds, beautiful countryside and a fruit orchard. Each bright room overlooks the surrounding countryside and the dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows. The pretty village of Snitterfield is a 5-minute walk away and includes a pub, local shop and golf course.


The Aiden Guest House

Rooms at this charming Victorian town house are snapped up fast due to its prime location (walking distance from the Shakespeare Theatre, train stations, restaurants and other attractions) and comfortable accommodation. It also makes the ideal choice for those on a budget, offering purse friendly prices and private off-street parking.



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