Things to do and days out in Stratford-upon-Avon, the land of Shakespeare

6 June 2022

Ah Stratford-upon-Avon, an 800-year-old market town steeped in English history. Famously the birthplace of William Shakespeare, known across the world as the greatest playwright of all time, master of the English language and inventor of words like 'dwindle', 'bedazzled' and the good ol' phrase 'in a pickle'.

Whether you're looking to explore and learn about Stratford-upon-Avon or simply enjoy a day out, there are plenty of places for everyone. From side streets brimming with unique shops and coffee houses, open spaces along the river, and not forgetting the abundance of attractions and experiences on offer - all within walking distance from one another - there's so much to do. 

Much Ado About Shakespeare

For those who want to get an insight into the life and times of William Shakespeare, there is no better place than the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. You can explore what life was like for the world-renowned playwright as you walk through the rooms where he grew up.

Other must-see Shakespeare locations include Hall's Croft, Anne Hathaway's cottage, Mary Arden's Farm and Shakespeare's New Place - all stunning sites that hold so much history of the life of William Shakespeare. 

All the world's a stage

A trip to Stratford-upon-Avon surely means a visit to the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. 

Situated right on the bank of the River Avon, this theatre is pretty incredible.

Founded back in 1961, the Royal Shakespeare Company is known world-wide with many a famous person having graced the stage there. Any of these sound familiar? Dame Judi Dench, Sir Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ralph Fiennes... the list goes on. 

This theatre certainly has something about it - all's well that ends well.


This may be the best 10 in 1 attraction package we've ever seen

The Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass is a pretty spectacular offer. Click on the tile above and learn more about the 10 attractions up for grabs across either one, two or three days in the beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon. 

We reckon by the end of your visit to Stratford-upon-Avon you'll be quoting the bard himself: "I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”  

Except making memories isn't wasting time at all is it? Not one bit.