• Visit Stratford-upon-Avon

    Welcome to Love Stratford-upon-Avon, officially the best place to plan your visit to the town of Shakespeare.

    Visit Stratford-upon-Avon

    Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and one of England’s most enchanting destinations. Beyond the town centre and to the south towards the Cotswolds lies a vast tapestry of historic places, attractions, country houses, hotels, holiday cottages, and pubs, just waiting to be explored.

    The vibrant town centre is a treasure trove of shops, tea rooms, restaurants, and bars. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Avon, or hop on a boat trip for a unique perspective of the town. And don’t forget to visit Bancroft Gardens, the riverside park that hosts many exciting events throughout the year.

    Stratford-upon-Avon is more than just Shakespeare’s birthplace. It’s a town steeped in history, with a rich cultural heritage. Discover the fascinating stories behind Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Mary Arden’s Farm, and Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Visit Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare was baptised and buried. Explore the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre, where world-class productions of Shakespeare’s plays are performed year-round.

    No matter your interests, you will find something to love in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.

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    Compton Verney

    Compton Verney, Warwickshire.
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    The Makers’ Space ∙ Make | Shop | Eat

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    Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa

    Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa, Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
    This magnificent 43 bedroom manor house, set in 10 acres of grounds, is the epitome of a quintessential English country house hotel. Elegance and style personified, providing the perfect mix of traditional country house charm, contemporary style and relaxing indulgence, Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa is the...

    Explore our great attractions

    For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up.

    Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. Other indoor attractions include Stratford Butterfly Farm and the MAD Museum, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather.

    With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone.

    Extend your stay in Stratford-upon-Avon

    Don’t just visit Stratford-upon-Avon for a day. Extend your stay and make the most of all that this charming town has to offer. With a wide range of hotels, bed and breakfasts, and Airbnbs, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay.

    Stratford-upon-Avon is a hive of activity all year round, with a calendar full of world-class events to enjoy. There’s something for everyone, from exhibitions and festivals to light trails and concerts.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Stratford-upon-Avon soon.

    The Arden Hotel

    The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
    The star of Stratford-upon-Avon’s hotel scene, The Arden’s sophisticated and contemporary take on a boutique hotel has won her admirers from across the globe. With the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre for a neighbour, what theatre goer could ask for more? The Arden Hotel is an...

    Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa

    Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa, Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
    This magnificent 43 bedroom manor house, set in 10 acres of grounds, is the epitome of a quintessential English country house hotel. Elegance and style personified, providing the perfect mix of traditional country house charm, contemporary style and relaxing indulgence, Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa is the...

    The Fuzzy Duck

    The Fuzzy Duck, Ilmington Road, Armscote, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
    The Fuzzy Duck in the lovely little village of Armscote near Stratford-upon-Avon is a quintessentially English country pub and boutique bed & breakfast. Alongside distinctive character features, exposed beams and fireplaces, the contemporary touches lend the lovely building a luxurious, comfortable atmosphere.   Enjoy a...

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  • The sun is finally shining overStratford-upon-Avon today... we're in for a lovely weekend, I think. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    The sun is finally shining overStratford-upon-Avon today... we're in for a lovely weekend, I think. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
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    Springtime🌸 #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Springtime🌸 #LoveStratfordUponAvon
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    The free exhibition at @thersc: The Play’s The Thing. It’s fabulous.. go see the costumes and props, and have a play 🎭 #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    The free exhibition at @thersc: The Play’s The Thing. It’s fabulous.. go see the costumes and props, and have a play 🎭 #LoveStratfordUponAvon
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    Nipped into @thersc today. This is so impressive… inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ 🎭 

If you want to see it for yourself, enter the building through the side entrance on the right across from The Arden, it’s upstairs. 

#LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Nipped into @thersc today. This is so impressive… inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ 🎭 If you want to see it for yourself, enter the building through the side entrance on the right across from The Arden, it’s upstairs. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
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    Can never get enough of @thersc building... especially looking at it and appreciating it from the riverside. 
#LoveStratfordUponAvon #stratforduponavon #shakespeare This lovely pic is by @stratforduponavonadayinthelife 📸
    Can never get enough of @thersc building... especially looking at it and appreciating it from the riverside. #LoveStratfordUponAvon #stratforduponavon #shakespeare This lovely pic is by @stratforduponavonadayinthelife 📸
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    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
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    How cute is the balloon arch at @pinksageflowers? 🎈 Love it…. Happy Valentine’s Week 🌹❤️
    How cute is the balloon arch at @pinksageflowers? 🎈 Love it…. Happy Valentine’s Week 🌹❤️
    How cute is the balloon arch at @pinksageflowers? 🎈 Love it…. Happy Valentine’s Week 🌹❤️
    How cute is the balloon arch at @pinksageflowers? 🎈 Love it…. Happy Valentine’s Week 🌹❤️
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    Sunrise over Stratford Boat Club. #LoveStratfordUponAvon 

📸 @wren_cottage_stay ∙ Give Wren Cottage a follow on Instagram ∙ So many wonderful snaps of Stratford-upon-Avon shared by Helen.

Wren Cottage is a beautiful boutique holiday home Old Town, Stratford upon Avon ∙ 2 beds, garden, parking ∙ Voted Best Holiday Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon in the Love Stratford-upon-Avon Awards 2023
    Sunrise over Stratford Boat Club. #LoveStratfordUponAvon 📸 @wren_cottage_stay ∙ Give Wren Cottage a follow on Instagram ∙ So many wonderful snaps of Stratford-upon-Avon shared by Helen. Wren Cottage is a beautiful boutique holiday home Old Town, Stratford upon Avon ∙ 2 beds, garden, parking ∙ Voted Best Holiday Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon in the Love Stratford-upon-Avon Awards 2023
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    EXPLORE OUR GREAT ATTRACTIONS
Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous @thersc, which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. 

Delve into the world of Shakespeare by exploring @shakespearebtrust and the many houses that show several stages of his life. 

Others of our favourite attractions include @stratforduponavonbutterfly, @magicalleystratford, @shakespearesschoolroom, and @the_mad_museum, all ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather.

For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up.

With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    EXPLORE OUR GREAT ATTRACTIONS
Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous @thersc, which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. 

Delve into the world of Shakespeare by exploring @shakespearebtrust and the many houses that show several stages of his life. 

Others of our favourite attractions include @stratforduponavonbutterfly, @magicalleystratford, @shakespearesschoolroom, and @the_mad_museum, all ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather.

For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up.

With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    EXPLORE OUR GREAT ATTRACTIONS
Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous @thersc, which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. 

Delve into the world of Shakespeare by exploring @shakespearebtrust and the many houses that show several stages of his life. 

Others of our favourite attractions include @stratforduponavonbutterfly, @magicalleystratford, @shakespearesschoolroom, and @the_mad_museum, all ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather.

For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up.

With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    EXPLORE OUR GREAT ATTRACTIONS
Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous @thersc, which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. 

Delve into the world of Shakespeare by exploring @shakespearebtrust and the many houses that show several stages of his life. 

Others of our favourite attractions include @stratforduponavonbutterfly, @magicalleystratford, @shakespearesschoolroom, and @the_mad_museum, all ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather.

For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up.

With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    EXPLORE OUR GREAT ATTRACTIONS Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous @thersc, which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. Delve into the world of Shakespeare by exploring @shakespearebtrust and the many houses that show several stages of his life. Others of our favourite attractions include @stratforduponavonbutterfly, @magicalleystratford, @shakespearesschoolroom, and @the_mad_museum, all ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather. For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up. With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
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