Visiting Stratford

There are many fantastic areas of Stratford-upon-Avon to explore, which is why visitors flock back year after year to discover more. From quaint side streets with unique and individual shops to open parklands along the river, there’s something for everyone.

A good place to start is our Visitors Guide where you’ll find a wealth of information about Stratford-upon-Avon, including things to do, shopping, celebrations and not forgetting the RSC. Our Town Centre page has a handy map showing the locations of tourist hot-spots, along with a street by street guide to Stratford-upon-Avon. On the Leaflets page you’ll find a detailed map and guide leaflet to download and print out, a fascinating walking guide, and finally an Accessibility Guide for disabled visitors.

Travelling a little further out of Stratford-upon-Avon? Then our Outside Stratford page has everything you need for a exploring further afield. The Stratford Parking page contains all you’ll need to know about parking by car, along with prices and Park & Ride information. Getting Around covers the sightseeing bus routes, along with train information and river tours. Leaving the car at home? All you need to know can be found on the Public Transport Information page. Finally, make sure you enjoy that picnic by the river - don’t forget to check the weather before you set off on our Weather page.


A town synonymous with William Shakespeare

Every visit to Stratford would not be complete without finding out more about the English poet and playwright that makes it famous. Shakespeare's Birthplace allows you to visit the house where the world’s most famous playwright was born and grew up to discover more about his early years.

Other must see Shakespeare locations include Hall's Croft (home to William's daughter), Shakespeare's New Place (the last chapter in his life), Anne Hathaway's cottage (a romantic setting) and Mary Arden's Farm (the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother).


The Town Centre

A market town with more than 800 years of history containing not only many buildings that survive to day and would have been familiar to Shakespeare, but also a thriving community offering a wide variety of leisure and shopping experiences.

There are many things to explore in Stratford-upon-Avon, which is why visitors flock back every year to discover more.