Stratford-upon-Avon: A top cultural tourist destination in England


River Avon at Stratford

This evening, I am posting highlights information on the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in central England.

Stratford is forever associated with famous playwright and poet, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) who was both born and buried in the town. In addition to birth and burial places (both of which are open to visitors) there is also the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre, home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

More information:

  • Stratford is a prosperous town with a population of about 26,000.
  • Located about 104 miles N.W. of London.
  • Situated on the banks of the gentle flowing River Avon. Boat trips are available.
  • Shakespeare’s burial-place is inside the 13th century, Church of the Holy Trinity which itself is an interesting medieval structure.
  • The town centre is well populated with ancient, black and white, timber-framed buildings dating back hundreds of years.
  • To accommodate high volumes of visitors Stratford is well endowed with hotels, lodgings, restaurants and shops.
  • Well located for tours from London which include Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds.

Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

Tudor reenactment

Shakespeare’s Birthplace from rear.

Shakespeare’s School and Guild Hall, Church Street


Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford

Shakespeare’s Burial Place, Holy Trinity Church

Harvard House, High Street, Stratford upon Avon

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.

Impromptu performance at Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford


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