Self-catering accommodation near Stratford upon Avon

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A must-see stop on many a tourists' itinerary to Britain, Stratford upon 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. 

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The Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon 

Crowds of people stroll and gather around the River Avon and canal, watching canal boats navigate the lock, feed the swans, walk along the path beside the river or row boats on the river.  Rowing boats can be hired for a pleasant time on the water.

 Take a cruise along the Avon on one of the larger boats.  On the other side of the river is a childrens' play park with enormous inflatables, and there are street entertainers in season.

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Things to see in Stratford upon 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

Shopping in Stratford upon Avon

Stratford upon 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 upon Avon

These are a great way to obtain a preview of the tourist attractions in Stratford upon 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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Boating on the River Avon

Take a boat trip along the River Avon Stratford upon Avon

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Beautiful period buildings to admire in Stratford upon Avon

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'.


There are various self catering properties within easy driving distance of Stratford-upon-Avon and the North Cotswolds with its attractive honey coloured stone villages and market towns.

Visit historic properties, Warwick Castle, Blenheim Palace, Ragley Hall, and numerous National Trust properties including the world famous Hidcote Gardens, or you can simply enjoy the beautiful South Warwickshire countryside.

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