Self catering accommodation - Stratford on Avon

A must-see stop on many a tourists' itinerary to Britain, Stratford on Avon draws the crowds because of Shakespeare's literary legacy and Shakespearean theatres.

There is plenty of accommodation of all types available but do book ahead to ensure availability. Find self catering accommodation for short breaks and holidays in Stratford using the links on the right.

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The Swan Theatre, Stratford on Avon Boating on the River Avon

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Things to see in Stratford on Avon include:
  • The Shakespeare Exhibition
  • Shakespeare's birthplace
  • The site of Shakespeare's house where he died
  • Shakespeare's grave in Holy Trinity Church alongside the River Avon
  • New Place Gardens adjoining Shakespeare's House - great place to take a picnic to and enjoy the flowers
  • The Swan Theatre and the Other Place to enjoy performances of Shakespeare's work
  • Some splendid historic buildings including Harvard House in the High street, an Elizabethan town house museum and interactive section
  • Anne Hathaway's House just outside Stratford

Crowds of people stroll and gather around the River Avon and canal, watching canal boats navigate the lock, feed the swans, walk along the river or row boats on the river.  Rowing boats can be hired.  There are also river trips on larger boats, a childrens' play park, and some street entertainers in season.

Shopping in Stratford on Avon

Stratford on Avon possesses a good shopping centre with a few interesting shops; an all year round Christmas wonderland shop, and a tiny traditional sweet shop where you can purchase old-fashioned traditional sweets by weight.

Car parking

Various outdoor and multi-story car parks are well signposted.  Arrive early to avoid the frustration of searching for a space.

Open top Bus Tours of Stratford on Avon

These are a great way to obtain a preview of the tourist attractions in Stratford on Avon. They also stop at each of the Shakespeare related houses.

Places to eat in Stratford

There is a wide selection of places to eat from humble street vendors to extravagant hotels.  Barges on the river also sell snacks.


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Take a boat trip along the River Avon

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Beautiful period buildings to admire in Stratford on Avon
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One of the Shakespeare Houses to visit
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The canal lock in Stratford where people gather to watch the canal boats.  Visit Hatton Locks 3 miles west of Warwick to view the aptly named flight of 21 locks called the 'Stairway to Heaven'.

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