Stratford upon Avon
Hotels in Stratford upon Avon, England
Stratford upon Avon is a market town and receives almost five million visitors every year. Its popularity can largely be attributed to the fact that is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. It is here where you will find the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and many other places of cultural importance. There are plenty of places to stay in Stratford upon Avon, with a good choice of Stratford upon Avon bed and breakfast, guest houses and boutique hotels in Stratford upon Avon UK to choose from and many of which offer very affordable rates. One of the top local choices for 3 star hotels is the Premier Inn Stratford upon Avon Waterways due to their high level of service and reasonable prices.
Historic Stratford upon Avon
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is an absolute must when you visit Stratford upon Avon. The building has been renovated and is now home to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre. Check the local listings before booking your trip. You won’t want to miss out!
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens is another location that every visitor has to see. This 15th century thatched cottage was the childhood home of Shakespeare’s wife and the guides are very knowledgeable when it comes to the couple’s history.
Mary Arden’s Farm was the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother and can be visited as part of a complete tour of all the Shakespeare homes and gardens. There are five houses to visit, including the aforementioned cottage of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s birthplace and Hall’s Croft where Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna, lived.
In addition to all of these historic and educational locations, there are also plenty of museums in the area. Popular choices include the Compton Verney art museum, the fascinating Mad Museum and Tudor World.
Things to do around Stratford upon Avon
The River Avon Trail is a popular walk around the area. Along this trail you will come across important places like the Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare was buried.
The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal passes through the lovely countryside, through the Forest of Arden and various places that hold great importance in the history and life of William Shakespeare.
The Greenway is a lovely place to enjoy a stroll or cycle if you please. The best part of all is that there is no traffic to worry about so you can enjoy the scenery that much more!
If you are travelling with children, they will probably need somewhere to run and play. The Recreation Ground is ideal for just that. Parents can take a little break while their young ones have some age-appropriate fun.
When looking through all the different Stratford upon Avon hotels, make sure that you keep an eye out for special hotel deals and discounts when deciding where to stay in Stratford upon Avon. With various types of accommodation in Stratford upon Avon to choose from, you will soon find exactly what you need and at the right price!