Home of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is very photogenic [slideshow gallery_id=”26″]
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town of significant historical interest set on the banks of the River Avon in Warwickshire. With history going back over 800 years, Stratford-upon-Avon is a favourite for British and overseas visitors alike. It is without doubt one of the most important tourist destinations in England.
Most famous as the birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, much of the town and its many attractions are dedicated to The Bard and his memory. Make sure to visit the delightful Holy Trinity church and see where he was baptised and buried. In a good year three million people come to revel in the Shakespeare history.
The RSC dominates Stratford-upon-Avon
The Royal Shakespeare Company theatre dominates the Stratford-upon-Avon skyline and is a draw for many people, including famous actors. Reconstructed behind its original facade in recent years, the theatre is now a state-of-the-art structure fit fot the 21st century. Contrary to popular belief, the theatre does not only feature the works of Shakespeare!
Nearby to Stratford-upon-Avon are Mary Arden’s house and Anne Hathaway’s cottage – also part of the Shakespeare connection. These fabulous old structures have been meticulously maintained and are absolutely worth a closer inspection.