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A charming little town of half-timbered houses on the shady banks of the River Avon, Stratford would be interesting enough without having given us the genius that was William Shakespeare, the English language’s greatest dramatist. Thanks to him the town is one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations, with more than four million visitors annually.

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Tourist attractions Stratford-upon-Avon : Things to see and do

  • The half-timbered house where the dramatist was born is part museum (including a First Folio) and part shrine. Note the graffiti on the upstairs windows (Scott, Carlyle, Ellen Terry and Henry Irving).

  • Shakespeare's eldest daughter, Susanna, married a physician, John Hall, and the couple lived here until around 1616. The restored house part 16C, part 17C, contains furniture and paintings from this period, notes about the physician's patients and a ..

  • New Place

    st. Chapel

    Of Shakespeare's retirement home, built in 1483, only the foundations remain but next door, in Nash's House, the home of Shakespeare's granddaughter, behind the much restored frontage, is an exhibition on the history of Stratford.

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Hotels Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Premier Inn Stratford- upon- Avon Central

    Payton Street GB - Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6UQ

    In historic Stratford-Upon-Avon Central, on the edge of the scenic Cotswolds, this Premier Inn has comfortable, modern accommodation. The town’s tourist attractions are just a 10-minute walk away. Bedroom’s each feature a flat-screen TV, a telepho..

  • The Arden Hotel Stratford - Eden Hotel Collection

    44 Waterside GB - Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA

    Situated opposite the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, The Arden Hotel offers free private parking and luxury marble bathrooms, with a central location in historical Stratford-upon-Avon. The property is part of the Eden Hotel Collection which has b..

  • Holiday Inn Stratford-Upon-Avon Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Bridgefoot GB - Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR

    Prix Prices from : 73 £

    Set in beautiful landscaped gardens, this 4-star Holiday Inn is in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, just 500 metres from The RSC Theatre. The hotel has a modern fitness centre and traditional restaurant. The spacious rooms at Holiday Inn Stratford-..

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Leisure activities Stratford-upon-Avon

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Restaurants Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Rooftop Comfortable restaurant 

    Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside GB - CV37 6BB Stratford-upon-Avon

    Curvaceous open-plan restaurant with a lovely terrace, set on top of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and boasting great views over the canal basin, river and gardens. Menus offer brasserie classics with some European influences.

  • Lambs Quite comfortable restaurant 

    12 Sheep St GB - CV37 6EF Stratford-upon-Avon

    Attractive 16C house with an interesting history; dine on one of several intimate levels, surrounded by characterful beams and original features. The classic bistro menu lists simply, carefully prepared favourites and daily fish specials.

  • Trevelyan Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Warwick Rd GB - CV37 0NR Stratford-upon-Avon

  • No 9 Church St. Comfortable restaurant 

    9 Church St. GB - CV37 6HB Stratford-upon-Avon

    A friendly, cosy restaurant in a 400 year old townhouse a little off the main streets. The experienced chef-owner offers flavoursome British cooking with an original modern twist. Dishes are attractive and use lots of ingredients.

  • Waterside Brasserie Comfortable restaurant 

    Waterside GB - CV37 6BA Stratford-upon-Avon

    Contemporary hotel brasserie with purple chairs and doors that open onto a landscaped terrace overlooking the river. Light bites at lunch are followed by well-presented British brasserie classics at dinner; the set menu is good value.

  • Church Street Town House Quite comfortable restaurant 

    16 Church St GB - CV37 6HB Stratford-upon-Avon

    Handsome part-17C property opposite Shakespeare's old school. The bright, bold interior is made up of a number of adjoining rooms. Appealing menus have Mediterranean influences and offer good value lunch and pre-theatre choices. Drinkers are also wel..

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