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26 Best Stratford upon Avon Attractions Every Tourist Must See

The birthplace of William Shakespeare has long preserved its beauty and authenticity as an old British town. In fact, much of the town is catered to fit to the theme of him and the era in which he lived. Now, though, it has become a huge hit with tourists, making it busier than your average small town. The appeal of the place does centre mostly on Shakespeare, from visiting his childhood home to viewing his grave, but there are also plenty of picturesque locations here completely unrelated to England’s most prolific and famed writer.

 

26 Most Popular Attractions in Stratford upon Avon

1. The Barn (Long Marston)

  • Free
  • +44 1789 721399
  • Barn Antiques Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 10:30am-4:30pm

2. Shakespeare’s New Place

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1789 204016
  • Shakespeare's New Place, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9am-5pm

3. Sims Vintage Antiques Centre

  • Free
  • +44 1564 898200
  • Sims Vintage, Wootton Wawen, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm

4. Cox’s Yard

  • Free
  • +44 1789 404600
  • Cox's Yard, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Thu 12pm-11pm Fri-Sat 12pm-12am Sun 12:pm-10:30pm

5. The Recreation Ground

  • Free
  • +44 1789 293127
  • The Recreation Ground, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 9:15am-5:15pm

6. The Attic Theatre

  • Prices vary by show
  • +44 7952 819557
  • The Attic Theatre, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Daily 11am-5pm

7. Harvard House

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1789 204507
  • Harvard House, High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AU, United Kingdom
  • Daily 11am-4pm

Tickets & Tours

8. S&D Falconry

  • Full day £250
  • +44 7891 792564
  • S & D Falconry, Black Hill, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm

9. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1789 338532
  • Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Cottage Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9am-5pm

10. The Greenway

  • Free
  • +44 1827 872660
  • The Stratford Greenway, Seven Meadows Road, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Daily

11. The Guild Chapel

  • Free
  • +44 1789 293127
  • The Guild Chapel, Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Wed & Sun 10am-7:30pm
  • 1

12. Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

  • Adult £7.25 Child £6.25
  • +44 1789 299288
  • Stratford Butterfly Farm, Swans Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-6pm

13. Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1789 293351
  • Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 11am-5pm Sun-Sat 10am-5pm

14. Tudor World

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1789 298070
  • Tudor World, Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10.30am-5.30pm
  • 2

15. Shakespeare’s Birthplace

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1789 204016
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • 2

Top Attractions

It’s all about ‘The Bard’, Stratford upon Avon’s top attractions are Shakespeare’s Birthplace, and his final resting place, the Holy Trinity Church. As well, people like to see the place his wife lived prior to their marriage, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and his mother’s family home, Mary Arden’s Farm.

More Shakespeare

Hall’s Croft was the home of Shakespeare’s daughter, while the big man himself lived his latter years in retirement at Shakespeare’s New Place. Much of his youth and schooldays were spent at the Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.

Kids & Family

The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum is a bit unusual, but in a fun way. The kids will enjoy the gismos and gadgets, contraptions and bits & pieces that make up this wonderful place. Teach the kids all about the Tudors in a fun way at Tudor World. Try out all the old furniture, from Shakespeare’s times, and learn all about their beliefs – strange as some of them were. And try a ghost hunt at night!

Day Tours

Stratford Upon Avon is central to a number of amazing cities that are worth visiting, such as Manchester, Coventry, or Liverpool. However, the Cotswolds are a lovely place to spend a day out, with the lovely villages to see and the scenery to enjoy.

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