Stratford-upon-Avon Holiday Cottages & Self Catering Accommodation
What to do

Bancroft Cruises

bancroft.pngThe beautiful river Avon runs through Stratford-upon-Avon and is very much the heart of the town. With Bancroft Cruises you have the opportunity to see the town from the river and it is the only sightseeing river cruise in the town with live commentary by knowledgeable guides.

The cruisers are heated so this is an activity to enjoy when visiting any time of year, and food is served so you can even sit back and relax with a nice cup of coffee or tea and cake.

Mary Arden's Farm

mary-ardens-farm.pngMany people come to Stratford-upon-Avon to experience the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and while this is not necessarily something that will interest children, don’t leave out Stratford-upon-Avon when visiting the Cotswolds on that account, because there is also Mary Arden’s Farm where Shakespeare grew up and lived as a child.

This is a wonderful experience, for children as well as adults, and it shows what life was like in the mid 1500’s in the most exciting way possible, with real animals and real people doing what they did back then.

Bring a picnic basket or have coffee or lunch in the restaurant, make sure the kids get a good play in the wonderful playground, stay for the bird show, pet the farm animals and much, much more.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

shakespeare-1.pngThe Shakespeare Birthplace trust is a collection of 5 houses in Stratford-upon-Avon, all with a connection to William Shakespeare.

His birthplace, which was also the house where Shakespeare lived with Anne Hathaway for the first 5 years of their marriage, is in the centre of town and is the biggest tourist attraction in the town and for many miles around.

Mary Arden’s House where he grew up, Anne Hathaway’s family’s cottage and gardens where Shakespeare courted Anne Hathaway, Hall’s Croft which was the home of Shakespeare’s eldest daughter, Susanne, and her esteemed husband, Dr. Hall, and Harvard House, one of the oldest Elizabethan houses in the town.

Stratford Garden Centre

stratford-garden-centre.pngJust 5 minutes from the town centre in Stratford-upon-Avon is Stratford Garden Centre with something for all the family. For gardening folk, there is a vast amount of plants, garden sculptures and tools, but if you’re in the mood for a bit of shopping, this garden centre is the place to go, with a brand shopping village and a large area in the centre with home wares, gifts and accessories.

Children are in for a real treat at Stratford Garden Centre with an outside playground, an aquatics centre with the most wonderful fish of all shapes and sizes in beautiful aquariums, a fabulous toy shop where they are encouraged to play with the toys and a crafts area.

Breakfast and lunch is served in the café and the restaurant and on warm days you can even sit outside and enjoy your drink, meal or snack.

Stratford Town Walk

stratford-town-walk.pngStratford-upon-Avon is steeped in history and the way to take in every little detail is at ground level.. by walking the streets and taking in all the sights and the detailed stories of buildings and the history.

Stratford Town Walk guides are all dedicated and experienced professionals, all specialising in both walking and coach tours of Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds.

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