The historic town of Warwick, with its magnificent Castle, secret gardens, antique shops and great..Kenilworth Information
Kenilworth, England's finest and most extensive castle ruin, described by Simon Schama'steam as an..See all locations in Warwickshire
Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare's birthplace
Learn everything about Stratford-upon-Avon from its historic landmarks like Shakespeare's Birthplace and Anne Hathaway's cottage to its unique blend of traditional and modern culture. You'll also find useful travel information such as amap of Stratford-upon-Avon, accommodation booking and information on famous attractions and events such as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and much more.
Memory of Stratford-upon-Avon
“I have to admit to falling in love with this town... I love many English towns, but this comes out tops for me... there is just SO much character and antiquity here, everywhere you look.”
The prefect mix of old and new
Situated on the River Avon in the Heart of England, Stratford-upon-Avon ismost famous as the birthplace of England's greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. Stratford-upon-Avon is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, 5 historic houses linked to the Bard and a wealth of other great tourist attractions. The thriving market town is a perfect combination of old and new, and with its beautiful surroundings, is a great place to visitfor a relaxing holiday.
Culture and heritage
Stratford-upon-Avon's magical blend of heritage and drama resulted in it being named one of Britain's Heritage Cities. Explore Shakespeare's Birthplace for a fascinating insight into his life and times, and visit one of Holy Trinity to see his grave. See his great works performed at The Courtyard Theatre, which is the Royal Shakespeare Company's main venue during the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
As well as its literary connections, there is a lot to see and do in and around Stratford. Take a boat out on the River Avon, explore the area by hop-on, hop-off sightseeing buses, join one of the walking tours and discover some of Britain's finest historic houses and glorious gardens!
Food and drink
Whether you fancy afternoon tea, a pub lunch or a classic cuisine, there's something to suit every taste and budget in Stratford-upon-Avon. Enjoy local organic fruit and vegetables, speciality cheeses, farm produce, and mouth-watering dishes prepared by some of Britain's finest chefs.
Shopping in Stratford is a pure delight. With a choice ranging from gift shops to cheesemongers, jewellers to antique shops, boutiques to bookshops, you won't go home empty handed! There is a weekly market on Fridays, as well as a regular farmers' market, a craft market in the summer and a Christmas market.
Stunning countryside, miles of inland waterways and a host of world famous attractions combine to..Birmingham Information
Birmingham - diverse & dynamic Learn everything about Birmingham from its unique landmarks like..Herefordshire Information
Herefordshire is a county that has a rich landscape with rolling hills, interesting rivers and..West Midlands Information
West Midlands has been a county since 1974 and includes the cities of Birmingham, Wolerhampton and..Worcestershire Information
Nestling between the Cotswolds, Shakespeare's Country and the Welsh Marches, the beautiful unspoilt..Hereford Information
An ancient city on the banks of the River Wye, Hereford is the commercial and artistic heart of the..Shropshire Information
Shropshire may be one of England's quiet counties, but don't be deceived, there's still plenty..Broadway Information
Broadway is reputed to be one of the most beautiful villages in the country - the beautiful..See all locations in Heart of England
Home | Contact Us
Content developed with the assistance of Visit Britain.
2003 - 2013 PleaseTakeMeTo. All rights reserved. Hosted by Tourism Media.No part may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright owner