The charming Tudor town, built on the banks of the Avon River, Stratford-upon-Avon is best known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The renowned poet and playwright lived in the town during his childhood and you will be able to walk in his footsteps. In addition to Shakespeare’s house, you can explore Mary Arden’s Farm, once home to the great playwright’s mother or visit Anne Hathaway’s House, the home of the Bard’s wife. Enjoy a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or browse the independent shops and boutiques in the town centre, before sampling its extensive foodie scene while discovering more of the town that produced the world’s most famous playwright.
Stratford-upon-Avon is around 2 hours 30 minutes by car, and it is well worth a visit.