Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England
Stratford upon Avon is in Shakespeare’s Country, so named because of the place’s associations with the works of William Shakespeare. Stratford upon Avon is a charming place to take a cottage holiday.
Facts about Stratford upon Avon for Cottage Holidays
With the world class reputation of Shakespeare it is inevitable that the birthplace of Shakespeare is high on the list of England’s best loved tourist destinations. Stratford upon Avon is indeed a beautiful place and those who have been usually highly recommend it to others. Stratford upon Avon is worth visiting whether you are a Shakespeare fan or not, partly because of the tourism activities and events. There is always something happening in Stratford upon Avon, even if it is people dressed in Shakespearean costume promoting an exhibition or cultural event. Do your research before booking your cottage break to find out what events will be on when you plan to visit.
You may want to book a theatre trip to see Shakespeare performed. In peak periods it may also be wise to book a table for dinner, especially if you are part of a large group. Self-catering cottage accommodation in Stratford upon Avon can be appealing for a home from home feel. After a day out discovering Stratford upon Avon, visiting places with Shakespearean connections, it so nice to be able to go back to comfortable accommodation where you can take it easy and relax.
Should you desire company, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants in Stratford upon Avon where you can eat and drink with others. If your cottage is just outside Stratford upon Avon, a friendly country pub is likely to be within walking distance. The River Avon flows through the town to which canals connect and provide attractive places to walk beside on warm sunny days. Canal boats can also be hired for cruising through the Warwickshire countryside. One or two of the cottages or log cabins listed below are situated in riverside locations in Stratford upon Avon and may even be able to feed the swans from your back garden. The nearby village of Welford on Avon is 4 miles south west of Stratford and offers an alternative quiet location for self catering cottage accommodation, surrounded by peaceful countryside and riverside walks.
Places to Visit Stratford Upon Avon
Shakespeare's Birthplace - For many visitors to Stratford upon Avon, this is a must-see attraction where you can see the historic property where Shakespeare was born and grew up.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage - Visit and discover the pretty thatched cottage and gardens where Shakespeare visited his wife before they wed.
Royal Shakespeare Company - there are three theatres to choose from in Stratford upon Avon, two of these; the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre's main focus are the works of Shakespeare.
Shakespearience - A 'virtual reality' experience where special effects and theatre are used to bring the story of Shakespeare alive.
Guided Tours - guided walking tours run in Stratford Upon Avon and can be a great introduction to the town and its history (01789 292478).
The Butterfly Farm - For something a bit different, why not visit Stratford Upon Avon's butterfly farm where there is a huge array of beautiful butterflies.
Whatever you opt to do on a self-catering break in Stratford Upon Avon, we hope you have a great time.