"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.

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: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Oct 20, 2013
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