This charming town is where William Shakespeare was born.
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - AT A GLANCE
For all things Shakespeare, this is the place. You can still visit the cottage where he first drew breath.
You can also see the house where his wife grew up, visit his grave and see a play at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Whether you fancy afternoon tea, a pub lunch or classic cuisine, Stratford-upon-Avon has a restaurant or eatery to suit every taste and budget. Enjoy local organic fruit and vegetables, speciality cheeses, farm produce, and mouth-watering dishes prepared by some of Britain’s finest chefs.
The Royal Shakespeare Society restaurant and bar offers fantastic food with great views over the surrounding countryside.
The medieval market town is also just 1 hour south of Birmingham, if you want to combine it with a visit to England’s second city.
From London you can get to Stratford-upon-Avon, in the county of Warwickshire, in 2 hours by train.