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.