On Shakespear’s tracks in Stratford-upon-Avon

Over three and a half million visitors visit Warwickshire each year and many of them go there to witness the wonderful town of Stratford-upon-Avon, which was the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The town itself is a very beautiful and historic place, full of great architecture and natural beauty spots. The river Avon runs right through the centre of the town and the banks of the river offer some lovely places to sit and relax during the day, which is why it is a great place to visit when wanting a day trip out of London.

A trip back into shakespearean times

An open top bus tour of the town is always a great way to start the trip, as it gives an opportunity for visitors to see some of the famous sights and get a real feel for the place. Some of the main points of interest in the town include Shakespeare’s birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Halls Croft and Nash House. All of these places have historical and cultural importance and are very interesting indeed, and much of the architecture of the buildings is reminiscent of London in years gone by.

The Royal Shakespeare Company

It takes around two hours to get to Stratford-Upon-Avon by car from London, and although it is easy to get to by train, this may not be the best option for a day trip. The main reason for this is that it can be difficult to get a train back after 21:00, which means that you would miss out on attending one of the RSC plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. This is an experience that everyone visiting the area should enjoy. The Royal Shakespeare Company is based here, and although they do produce plays in London from time to time, there is nothing like experiencing it in William Shakespeare’s home town. A trip up to Stratford from London is a great day out for just about anyone who enjoys soaking in the beautiful sights of the English countryside, and also enjoying a looking around cultural sites. A trip to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on the banks of the river Avon really tops the day off, and will be enjoyable for children and adults alike. It can be a great family day out or a romantic trip for you and your partner.

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