Stratford-upon-Avon is an exquisite market town in the West Midlands area of England in the United Kingdom that's tremendously well-liked by tourists. In the main Stratford extremelywell known~is known~is famous} for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare and even though the vast majority of visitor points of interest in Stratford-upon-Avon are associated with the well-known playwright and poett there are many other reasons to take a vacation in Stratford.
Situated ninety one miles away from London, the capital of England, Stratford-upon-Avon is the finest place to watch one of William Shakespeare's plays especially in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Although Stratford can gets crowded with visitors it is still a fantastic place to visit.
The town is home to a huge selection of Jacobean and Elizabethan buildings and in places such as Sheep Street and Henley Street you can see those half-timbered black and white dwellings and other structures. Henley Street is most well known for being the place where you will find the birthplace of Shakespeare, but it is also an excellent shopping area. The oldest house (still lived in) in Stratford is located on Sheep Street. The Shrieves House is thought to be one of the places where Oliver Cromwell stayed in prior to the 2nd battle of Worcester but, sadly, there is no evidence to support the fact.
Stratford-upon-Avon Art Galleries
Stratford-upon-Avon is a stimulating town visually and the town has many superb art galleries including; the Country Artists Visitor Centre, the Retrospectives Art Gallery, the Montpellier Gallery and the Barge Gallery.
Other Stratford-upon-Avon Attractions
As well as the main attractions of Shakespeare's Birthplace, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Holy Trinity Church and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage there are numerous other attractions to interest you. Those tourist attractions which might interest you include; Stratford Armouries, the Butterfly Farm, Stratford Brass Rubbing Centre and the Teddy Bear Museum.
One of the most striking features of the town is that it is located on the banks of the beautiful River Avon. Nothing can be more enjoyable than taking a boat trip on the river. As well as the River Avon Stratford also has another waterway, the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, which joins the River Avon at Stratford.
The town is also excellent for cycling as it has extensive cycle paths including the Stratford Greenway. Cycling in the surrounding rural areas is immensely enjoyable and a selection of picturesque places to visit, for example Clopton Bridge, are found within an easy distance of the town.
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