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Old cottages in Stratford central street

Create a scene on weekend breaks to Stratford upon Avon, where swans glide along the chocolate-box River Avon and Shakespeare looms large.

A visit to Stratford upon Avon is a trip back in time, thanks to the town's olde-worlde charm, half-timbered Tudor buildings and Shakespearean connections.  From Wood Street's independent boutiques, a stroll down wide Bridge Street leads to the unspoilt, green banks of the River Avon and an evening of great drama at the riverside Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Best of Stratford upon Avon city breaks for...

  • Families: Take the kids on a flight of fancy at The Butterfly Farm. If they won't go to Shakespeare, threaten them with the farm's Arachnoland!
  • Relaxing: Mess about on the inviting Avon. Drift beneath weeping willows in a rowing boat or indulge in a river cruise.
  • Romance Have a Romeo and Juliet or Shakespeare in Love moment as you follow the Shakespeare Heritage Trail.