Even those who haven’t been on a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire know it is the birthplace of Shakespeare. That is the town’s main attraction. However, it has many other interesting landmarks.
How to Get There
From London, get on the M40 motorway. When you reach Junction 15, get off. The town also has a train station half a mile west from the town’s center. From the station you can get to the site by foot.
Train services are also available to London Marylebone, Warwick and Birmingham Snow Hill. The best way to see the town is by walking or cycling. There are bikes you can rent at Stratford Bike Hire, Seven Meadows Road.
What to See
The Holy Trinity Church is where Shakespeare was buried. It is also a popular tourist destination. Falstaff’s is the biggest museum in Stratford. Apart from the genuine recreations, the place is also well known for the haunting and paranormal events that occur regularly.
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is the best place to watch a play. The Creaky Cauldron is for those who love ghost tours and scary stories. The Tudor World at 40 Sheep Street brings the sounds and sights of the Tudor era back to life.
For hundreds of years, the place was just a tiny market town. Even today, the place has only 30,000 inhabitants more or less. A few industries have sprung up. But it is best known for its links to Shakespeare.
Its income is derived mainly from the cultural activities and tourist sights. Today, every effort is being made to preserve artifacts and edifices dating from the Shakespeare era.
The expenses vary depending on the tour provider. A 9 hour tour for up to three individuals may have a starting cost of 295 Pounds. For seven to ten people, expect the price to go up to 500 Pounds. The longer the tour is, the more expensive it will be.
A trip to Stratford-upon-Avon’s Tudor World cost 4.95 Pounds. A visit to Shakespeare’s burial place is free, but a small donation to the church will be nice. Book in advance for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and ghost tours; they are extremely popular.