Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town steeped in history and heritage. There are a range is a wide variety of cultural and entertaining activities for visitors as well as opportunities to be active or relax.
Stratford-upon-Avon has a range of restaurants, inns and cafes for visitors to enjoy. From the oldest pubs in town, the Old Thatch Tavern and the Garrick, dating back to the 1400’s to a range of modern riverside restaurants, there is a wealth of choice. Stratford-upon-Avon is a shopper’s haven, offering everything from high street names to independent boutiques to vintage shops and antique centres.
Stratford-upon-Avon is most famously known for being the birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Immerse yourself in his life by watching a play at one of the three Royal Shakespeare Company theatres and visiting the Shakespeare Centre. Step back into the Elizabethan era by visiting the half-timbered house in Henley Street where he was born and the thatched farmhouse, which was the home of his wife, Anne Hathaway.
Stratford River Festival
Summer fun on the Avon
Each July the Stratford-upon-Avon riverside comes alive for two days to celebrate the town and hosts a range of free events and activities.
With a variety of entertainment, river cruises and places to eat and drink, this festival is not to be missed.