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Live like Shakespeare with a holiday letting in Stratford-Upon-Avon
Stratford-Upon-Avon is one of England's most attractive towns, made only more special by its links to William Shakespeare. With its lush green gardens and pleasant canals, Stratford is the kind of place where you can relax and enjoy a quieter way of life. The town prides itself on its well-preserved connections with the past, something which attracts the vast majority of holidaymakers and day-trippers to the town.
Going further afield - Surrounding areas
From Stratford-Upon-Avon it is just a short drive to the famously scenic Cotswolds. Guided tours from Stratford take place a number of times a week. Guided tours also include brewery and pub tours which provide opportunities to indulge in locally-brewed beers and ales. The impressive historic towns of Warwick and Kenilworth which are both known for their magnificent castes can be found nearby.
Events and activities in Stratford-Upon-Avon
Drama productions abound throughout the year, with Shakespeare's works taking centre stage. The town also plays host to award-winning ghost tours, as well as an annual Literary Festival, both of which take place around November.
There are also a number of seasonal events such as Christmas at the Shakespeare Home and the Stratford River Festival which takes place in the summer. The festival is a brilliant family event involving an illuminated boat parade and a variety of refreshments.
Indulging in history with Stratford's most popular attractions
Probably the most important site in Stratford-Upon-Avon, this is the house where Shakespeare spent his entire childhood and the first five years of his marriage to Anne Hathaway. It is now a museum which celebrates the life of this famous man beyond his literary endeavours.
Church of the Holy Trinity
This is the church where Shakespeare was baptised and is now buried. The church as a site of pilgrimage for followers of this famous of playwright. The site has been active for over 1000 years as a place of worship.
Stratford Butterfly Farm
The Stratford Butterfly Farm is home to hundreds of the world's most fantastic and colourful butterfies, as well as exotic plants and selection of other tropical creatures. Perfect for children, the farm lets you get up close and personal with these otherwise inaccesible creatures.
Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Anne Hathaway's picturesque 500 year old cottage is now a museum devoted to the everyday life of Shakespeare's wife. The cottage is surrounded by a traditional English garden and allows you to become absorbed in its historic atmosphere.
The Swan Theatre
No Shakespearean education would be complete without a theatre and the Swan is dedicated to playing the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in particular. Belonging to the Royal Shakespeare Company, it has a capacity of 450, giving the audience a more intense and personal experience.
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