Stratford-upon-Avon Flights and Travel Guide

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Stratford-upon-Avon - Introduction

The town, steeped in culture and history and made famous world-wide as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is today one of the most popular UK destinations. It is set charmingly amidst the beautiful rural countryside of Warwickshire, on the banks of the River Avon. Among the town’s top attractions are Shakespeare's birthplace, the cottage of his wife Anne Hathaway, and the school he attended.

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Stratford-upon-Avon - Getting There


<a href="/flights/cheap-flights-to/london">London</a> is a major international hub and features several major airports, including <a href="/TravelGuides/AirportGuides/Heathrow-Airport-LHR-London-UK">Heathrow</a>, <a href="/TravelGuides/AirportGuides/Gatwick-Airport-LGW-London-UK">Gatwick</a>, and <a href="/TravelGuides/AirportGuides/Stansted-STN-London-UK">Stansted</a>.


You can reach Stratford-upon-Avon from <a href="/flights/cheap-flights-to/london">London</a> via the M40 motorway.
The distance is 164 km and the journey usually takes 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions.

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Stratford-upon-Avon - Activities

Royal Shakespeare Theatre


The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and dedicated to the bard, William Shakespeare. It is one of the world's best known theatre companies and it’s vision is to connect people with Shakespeare as well as produce new work with living writers, actors and artists.


Guided walks

Stratford Town Walk is a guided walk taking in all the essential Shakespearean sights in Stratford.
There are several other walks available; very popular is the ghost walk, on which visitors discover places housing sinister stories of ghosts, witches, murder and misery. 

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Stratford-upon-Avon - Attractions

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Address: Henley Street

The most compelling attraction in the entire town is the house where Shakespeare spent his childhood. The house is restored and contains authentic 16th-century decor and several other original pieces.


Ann Hathaway's Cottage


This is where Ann Hathaway lived as a girl. She later became Shakespeare’s wife. The romantic cottage is beautifully restored and has a number of family heirlooms on display.


Holy Trinity Church


Holy Trinity, Stratford, on the banks of the River Avon, is probably England's most-visited Parish Church. This is due to the fact that William Shakespeare was baptized here and is also buried in the chancel. Note that the church is fully functional with services and activities so that must be taken into consideration for any excursion there.


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Stratford-upon-Avon - Events

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations

Date: Weekend near to the 23rd April, annual

Every year, thousands of people gather in Stratford-upon-Avon, to celebrate the birth of William Shakespeare, the town’s favorite son. The celebration of the Bard’s B-day begins with a parade to the Holy Trinity Church where VIP's from around the globe lay flowers at Shakespeare's grave. During the three-day celebration, the town’s streets fill up with pageantry, music and drama as well as literary, music and theatre events.

Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival


The festival features a large selection of workshops and panel discussions and exhibitions oriented to the author, and advice for getting published. There are also similar events and activities for children and young adults.


Stratford on Avon Music Festival

Date: 2 - 9 October

The city’s venues fill up with chamber music, jazz performances and orchestral concerts every October.


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