10 Best Things To Do In Stratford-upon-Avon
Steeped in history, Stratford-upon-Avon is a gorgeous Medieval town in the heartland of England. Around a 2-hour drive from London, it’s the perfect place to visit for a weekend stay – especially with all the best things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon that are sprawled across the town.
Known for being the birthplace of Shakespeare, it’s a town that’s got centuries of history that you can still see to this day. Plus, with spots like the gorgeous Cotswolds close by, it’s totally easy to include on a wider trip whilst exploring this area England.
I totally loved visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, especially as so many of the best spots are so well preserved. It’s almost like you’re transported back to the 16th Century when you visit!
So, to help you maximise your trip to the town, I wanted to share some of the gorgeous gems you shouldn’t miss whilst here. This way, you can focus on the all-important thing of exploring.
Take a look, below, at the best things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon. Have the best time!
Once inside, you’ll take a peek into the family life of Shakespeare whilst also taking a nosey around the
Fancy a cuppa? Head over to The Fourteas (Sheep Street) which is the most quaint tea room serving looseleaf teas and homemade buns!
Being the town’s oldest building (dating from the 13th Century), the Holy Trinity is a must-see if you’re something of a history buff like me!
Not only that, this is the exact spot where Make sure to spot the Holy Trinity Window (that’s stunning) and spot Shakespeare’s grave, too.
Afterwards, head over to Loxley’s for their delicious wines and seasonal menus that are too good to miss. Just make sure to book a table in advance, especially on weekends.
For the unfamiliar, Anne Hathaway (no, not the actress) was Shakespeare’s wife and the cottage was her picture-perfect home where she lived within the area.
Fancy a flutter with the butterflies? Then, head straight over to
At the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, you can watch world-renowned performances and plays by
Just be sure to book your tickets in advance, in the busier summer months, they can sell out fast.
Seasonally, you’ll also be able to head out onto the river for boat tours or to kayak the waters itself.
Another Shakespearian great, Hall’s Croft is the stunning
Plus, you can easily visit Hall’s Croft at the same time as visiting the Holy Trinity Church – they’re a short stroll from each other.
Mary Arden was Shakespeare’s mum and her farm still stands to this day (which you can explore).
Another Shakespearean gem, strolling the farm has quickly become one of the best things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon that you can’t miss.
Oh, and remember, if you are visiting all of Shakespeare’s homes, be sure to buy their consolidated ticket that’s cheaper than buying each individually.
Don’t forget to try your hand in the stocks, too. I promise they’ll let you out!
Nice and small, one of the best things about Stratford-Upon-Avon is that you can easily explore the streets on foot.
Be sure to stroll down High Street and Sheep Street for the gorgeous boutiques and food spots, like the Hathaway Tea Rooms (for their delicious cakes).
Along the way, you’ll get to see
The town centre is totally quaint.
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