Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall - Exterior Church Street

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

Stratford-upon-Avon is internationally renowned for being home to the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company and the Shakespeare houses: five beautifully preserved Tudor homes and gardens which are all directly linked with William Shakespeare and his family.

A trip to Shakespeare’s Birthplace is a must see for all visitors to the town as is a visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall.

Gardens at Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

In the heart of England and surrounded by glorious countryside,  Stratford-upon-Avon is a quintessentially pretty English town and a stroll through the streets lined with historic buildings, is a wonderful way to while away the hours.

The River Avon runs through the heart of this historic town, so why not visit and soak up the atmosphere of this buzzing cultural town riverside and either take a boat trip with Avon Boating or simply relax with a picnic and enjoy the river views.

Boat cruise on River Avon

Avon Boating

Well known for a fantastic variety of restaurants, bars and tea-rooms, foodies will be spoilt for choice with the selection of fine dining options on offer. Visit Eat & Drink for information on the best places to eat and drink in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stratford-upon-Avon is a thriving market town, with weekly farmers markets and fantastic Christmas markets. For all year round shopping there is a great variety for shops from independent retailers, to well known high street names.

Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Markets

Visit Things To Do for more information.

See Accommodation for recommended places to stay.

How to get to Stratford-upon-Avon
By car:

Stratford-upon-Avon is a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40, giving good access to the M42, M5, M6 and M25. Additionally, The Stratford Park and Ride runs bus services every 15 minutes to the town centre.

By Train:

Stratford-upon-Avon station is located in the centre of town, just five minutes’ walk from the shops and attractions including Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

Our travel partner, Chiltern Railways offer regular services from Birmingham, Oxford and Bicester Village. Direct trains are also available from London Marylebone to Stratford-upon-Avon station.

For Chiltern Railways enquiries please call 03456 005 165.

By Air

Stratford-upon-Avon is 27 miles from Birmingham Airport and 60 miles from East Midlands Airport. It is also convenient for Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports to the south.

By Bus/Coach

For details of local bus services from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon please ring 0870 608 2608. For local bus services from Oxford call 08705 808 080.

For national enquiries, call 08705 808 080 or visit National Express Coaches.