The town of Stratford Upon Avon is in Warwickshire, England in the UK. It is known as the birthplace of Shakespeare. This popular tourist destination is easy to reach. Trains travel from London to Stratford. The Birmingham airport is 35 miles away and buses go from the airport to Stratford.
Some of the tourist attractions in the town are connected to Shakespeare. Tourists can visit the 16th century house where Shakespeare was born. The room where he was born is part of the tour. Items similar to the ones that would have been in the house during Shakespeare?s childhood are on display. Visitors can see the workshop where Shakespeare?s father made gloves. The garden of the house has many plants that were referred to in Shakespeare?s plays.
Another place that Shakespeare lived was New House. The grounds and gardens that belonged to this house are open to visitors. The house is no longer standing.
The Shakespeare Centre has displays of some of the earliest editions of Shakespeare?s work. Visitors can see Shakespeare?s plays performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Other places to visit in Stratford Upon Avon are the Stratford Brass Rubbing Centre, the Stratford Butterfly Farm and the River Avon. Visitors to the Brass Rubbing Centre can make their own brass rubbings. Hundreds of butterflies fly around the butterfly farm. Butterflies? life cycles can be viewed in the Caterpillar Room. Visitors can stroll on the footpaths next to the River Avon. Cruises on the river are available. Boaters who wish to travel the river on their own can hire boats.
Accommodation choices in Stratford include hotels, guest houses and self-catering cottages. Visitors can stay in Victorian hotels like the Eastnor House Hotel. This hotel was built in 1896. Travelers who prefer more modern accommodations can stay in the town?s Holiday Inn. There are places to camp in the area.
Places to eat in Stratford include restaurants, tea shops and pubs. Henley Street Tearooms serves traditional English teas. Types of cuisine available in Stratford include Italian, Indian and Thai.
Visitors to Stratford Upon Avon will find plenty to do.