Stratford Festival of Motoring is an annual event in Stratford-upon-Avon, attracting hundreds of motors and thousands of motoring enthusiasts to the streets of the historic town centre.
So when does the next festival come to Stratford-upon-Avon and what can you expect to see and do?
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The MAD Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon is a family-friendly interactive attraction dedicated to mechanical art. If the nuts and bolts of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang captured your imagination during childhood, you should introduce your children to this fascinating museum.
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Looking for the best fireworks and Bonfire Night events in Stratford-upon-Avon?
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The summer break from school is well underway, so the top 5 Stratford-upon-Avon events in August might provide a much-needed change of scenery for families.
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There will be a blood moon above Stratford-upon-Avon on Friday night.
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The best Stratford-upon-Avon family attractions this summer offer a variety of fun experiences, from outdoor theatre, picnics and time on the river, to indoor play, puzzles and butterflies.
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With both weekly and special Stratford-upon-Avon markets held throughout the year, the town upholds a tradition that dates back to 1196, when Richard the Lionheart granted a market charter.
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With big changes around the corner for Tesco Clubcard vouchers in Stratford-upon-Avon, time is ticking to take advantage of the best deals.
Find out what changes are taking place and where you can use Tesco Clubcard vouchers in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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It’s hard to believe there was a time when there was only a solitary pair of swans in Stratford-upon-Avon. One pair, named Tom and Roxanne, their elegant predecessors wiped off the surface of the Avon by lead poisoning from angling weights and food shortages.
That was 40 years ago, and the then front-of-house manager at the Hilton Hotel (now the Crowne Plaza) decided that wasn’t good enough. After all, swans were synonymous with Stratford back in Shakespeare’s time (the Bard was called the Sweet Swan of Avon) – how could there only be one last hardly-breeding pair?
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Had the pitter-patter of baby William’s feet not trodden the boards of the Henley Street home of the Shakespeares, you certainly wouldn’t be reading this before you visit Stratford-upon-Avon. It would simply be another medieval market town in the middle of England: pretty, but insignificant.
But wobble across the boards a knee-high William Shakespeare did, as his first words became sentences that became ideas that became some of the world’s most beloved pieces of literature.
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