This website is packed with tourist information about the fine old market town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. The town is set in the Warwickshire countryside in the heart of England, and is famous as the birthplace of Shakespeare, and for its beautifully preseved Tudor houses. Here you will find many landmarks to The Bard's life and work including: his birthplace, his retirement house and his burial place. The Royal Shakespeare Company stages regular productions and backstage tours in Stratford. Within easy reach, three miles from the centre of the town, is Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the home of Shakespeare's wife. Apart from the historical connection to Shakespeare, the town has a fine shopping centre, many good restaurants, and attractive gardens at the junction of the River Avon and Stratford Canal.
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If you are interested in Shakespeare, you will have a busy time in Stratford Upon Avon. The town has many ancient houses, including some connected to Shakespeare's life, and you will always find a theatre here showing one of his plays. Walk the trail on this page to see the most important places in Stratford connected to the world-famous Bard.
Stratford-Upon-Avon is a bustling modern town, but what strikes you as you walk through the town centre are the many timber-framed Tudor houses intermingled with the familiar high-street shops. But why were houses built like this in the Tudor period and how were they constructed?
Held on the 11th and 12th October each year, the Stratford Mop Fair is a tradition that can be traced back hundreds of years. On this day, the streets in the town centre are closed to traffic, and filled with funfair rides, stalls and tents.
Has a definitive likeness of Shakespeare been finally revealed in the portrait recently exhibited in Stratford by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust? If so, it overturns the traditional image of the Bard as a bald, chubby-faced man, and we need to start thinking of him as a youthful-looking, bushy-haired, and rather handsome chap.