"Stratford-upon-Avon" Stratford-upon-Avon by SallyM

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Brush up your Shakespeare

As an attractive and historic town I suppose that Stratford-upon-Avon would attract visitors even if it weren't for its literary connections, but the Shakespeare connection is certainly well to the fore.

Even a local secondhand bookshop boasts a shelf of Shakespeare's works under the label 'local author'.

River Avon

If all the culture gets too much, you can sit by the river and talk to the ducks, or take a boat ride.

If you want to feed the ducks, you can buy duck food at the Tourist Information Centre for £1 - it's much better for the ducks than stale bread.

If you are there on a Sunday during the summer, you may also have the opportunity to meet some owls at the Waterside Market.

But don't forget to go to the theatre!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Shakespeare, the RSC, lots of restaurants
  • Cons:Can be crowded and touristy
  • In a nutshell:Go there. Watch a Shakespeare play. Now.
  • Last visit to Stratford-upon-Avon: Aug 2014
  • Intro Updated Aug 3, 2014
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