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Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford upon Avon Travel & Things to do

The birthplace of William Shakespeare, this charming English market town along the River Avon is a mecca for literature-lovers. Visit the bard's childhood home, enjoy a play at the famous Royal Shakespeare Company, and see his gravesite all in the same day.  With its quaint cottages, romantic gardens, and peaceful boat rides, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Be sure to stop for a brew and a bite at the Old Thatch Tavern, the oldest pub in town.

Region: England

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Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon

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Set amid landscaped gardens beside the River Avon, this deluxe hotel is just a short scenic stroll from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and other attractions.

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When to Go

Stratford comes into its own in the summer with all the lovely things to do outdoors. The beautiful public spaces and gardens, and the buzzing excitement of theatre take on a new meaning. Cruise along the Avon or sit at a local café and watch the world go by. Spring and fall are wonderful to enjoy the changing of the seasons and smaller crowds.