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About Stratford-Upon-Avon

Visit Stratford-upon-Avon

Home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which has three theatres in this town, Stratford-upon-Avon is a major tourist destination for theatre and culture lovers. The town is well preserved and many historic buildings, such as the house in which Shakespeare was born, are maintained and kept open to the public. As you take an evening stroll along the river Avon and through the quaint old town, it is easy to imagine what it must have been like to live here in Shakespeare's time. Yet this picturesque town has still more to offer. The surrounding countryside is ideal for leisurely strolls and energetic hikes. You can also easily rent a bicycle to tour the countryside. Why not visit Butterfly Farm? Here you can learn everything about the life-cycle of butterflies and even see a colony of scorpions in their terrarium. Finding the best hotel deal in Stratford-upon-Avon is easy thanks to Opodo's advanced search interface. Just enter the dates of travel and number of people in your group, and on the next page, filter the results down by price and location. You are sure to find special deals and the best price for your holiday.

What to see in Stratford-upon-Avon

Start your stroll through Stratford-upon-Avon at Shakespeare's birthplace and family home on Henley Street. It has been carefully restored and refurbished with authentic furniture, giving a realistic glimpse into the way people lived in Shakespeare's time. Next, wander over to New Place, where the house that Shakespeare lived in with his family for the last 20 years of his life once stood. The house was demolished long ago, but an Elizabethan garden and a number of artworks were commissioned and designed to commemorate the great poet and playwright. If you want to take a break from all things Shakespeare, a short walk will bring you to Butterfly Farm. Here you can admire butterflies and other insects in different habitats. Anne Hathaway was Shakespeare's wife, and a short drive will bring you to her family's cottage in Shottery. This traditional, thatched cottage with picturesque gardens makes for an idyllic excursion. If you prefer to bike in and around Stratford-upon-Avon, you can hire a bike for the duration of your visit and explore the countryside surrounding your hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon at leisure.

Where to stay in Stratford-upon-Avon

The area around the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, near the river, is the best neighbourhood to stay in if you plan to attend Shakespearian theatre performances during your stay. This area is very central and offers access to many other attractions and traditional pubs. If you prefer a more quiet, rural setting, the little hamlet of Shottery is the place to look for accommodation. And if you prefer to spend your holiday directly in the historic centre, you can find great travel deals here. If you are travelling with kids, choose a hotel near the gift shop Magic Alley. Kids will love this exciting shop, full of magic, wizards, and even dragons, based on the idea that Shakespeare was actually a time travelling wizard. Be aware that economically-priced hotels tend to be sold out quickly in the summer, so book your hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon early, to get the best deal. The end of April, when the town celebrates Shakespeare's birthday, is another season when a cheap hotel offer can be difficult to find. The weekend closest to Shakespeare's birthday, the 26th of April, animates visitors and locals to celebrate his life and work with plays, music, and even a parade.