Fabulous for families, perfect for petrol-heads, and less than half an hour by road from central Stratford-upon-Avon, visit the British Motor Museum for a colourful look at the country’s proud motoring heritage.
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The Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
The annual Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon is a popular family fun day.
Here’s all the essential info on the Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, including opening times, what’s on and details of free entry for Stratford-upon-Avon locals.
Visit the grave of William Shakespeare
Visit the grave of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon to pay your respects at the final resting place of England’s greatest playwright and Stratford’s most famous son.
Find out how to visit the grave of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Visit The Play’s The Thing
Visit The Play’s The Thing in Stratford-upon-Avon to dive into the world of theatre. Run by the Royal Shakespeare Company and situated within the Swan Wing of their riverside theatre building, The Play’s The Thing is a family-friendly, hands-on attraction and well worth a visit.
What can you expect when you visit The Play’s The Thing in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to dive into the world of a young William: the boards on which he took his first wobbly steps, the window out of which his father leaned to sell gloves, the glass etched with the names of people who came to visit over the last few hundred years.
What else can you expect when you visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Stratford Town Walk
Whether you are here to visit Stratford-upon-Avon for a few days or you’ve lived here for years, the Stratford Town Walk is a fascinating and fun way to spend two hours in our historic Warwickshire town.
What can you expect when you go on the Stratford Town Walk in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Stratford-upon-Avon history: the basics
Stratford-upon-Avon history is usually reduced to one fact: William Shakespeare was born here in 1564. A few embellishments might be scattered on top: he was born in a half-timbered house on Henley Street; his father, John Shakespeare, made gloves for a living; William was one of eight children, the eldest surviving son; we don’t know his actual date of birth (but we observe it on April 23). And that, for most, is enough Stratford-upon-Avon history for one day.
But spare just a couple of minutes – literally, two minutes – and let Stratfordblog take you on a whirlwind tour of Stratford-upon-Avon history: the basics.
Visit The Guild Chapel
The Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon, stands across the street from Shakespeare’s New Place – the site of William Shakespeare’s family home. Dating back to 1269, the Guild Chapel is an important and historic building.
So what can you expect when you visit The Guild Chapel in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Shakespeare: the basics
Shakespeare: the basics is your brief guide to William Shakespeare, Stratford’s most famous son and the Bard of Avon.
5 reasons to love Stratford-upon-Avon
There are hundreds, no, thousands, of reasons why I love my hometown, from the clink of spoons in morning lattes to the stirring of senses during nightly theatre. Here are my top 5 reasons to love Stratford-upon-Avon…