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What To Do In Stratford-Upon-Avon by Arthur Townlands
Stratford-upon-Avon is a
very famous town located in the South Warwickshire, England. Upon-Avon
means that the town actually lies on the River called as Avon. The town
belongs to the similarly named district; District of Stratford-upon-Avon.
According to the population report of 2001, the town had a population of
23,676. This town is considered to be a real tourist spot because of many
facts. The town got much popularity because of the fact that it is the
birthplace of one of the most admired writers of all time; William Shakespeare.
|Another interesting fact
about Stratford-upon-Avon is that almost 3 millions visitors come here,
from all parts of the world, every year. Out of these 3 million people,
many use to come to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The town
provides excellent landscape views as well since it is set in the countryside;
Attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon
The birthplace of William
Shakespeare; Stratford-upon-Avon warmly welcomes all its visitor; almost
3 million visitors per year. It is considered to be a fantastic tourist
spot in UK. The access to Stratford-upon-Avon is quite easy from either
bus, train or your car. If you are having a short break during your busy
work, then this is the ideal place for you to be. Stratford-upon-Avon usually
conducts many exciting events for its visitors like art events, music events,
theatres, racing etc.
There are many attractions
in Stratford-upon-Avon, some of the most interesting attractions are:
Named after Dr. John Hall,
the Halls Croft is a really attractive 16th Century house that includes
exciting paintings and furniture. Dr. John Hall was married to Susanna;
the daughter of William Shakespeare. The Hall will take you to the time
of William Shakespeare. The Hall is open for all the days of the year except
from 23-26 of December.
Anne Hathaway Cottage:
This cottage is one of the
most famous cottages in the world. It is the childhood home of the wife
of Shakespeare. It was owned by the descendants of the Anne Hathaway until
the 19th Century. An interesting fact about the cottage is that it still
houses the original Anne Hathaway Bed. If you go outside the cottage, you
will find a beautiful garden with trees and a beautiful sculpture. Similar
to the Halls Croft, the cottage is only closed during 23-26 December.
If you come at Stratford-upon-Avon
then you must visit the river Avon, because of which the town got its name.
You can go for a boat trip to get closer to this wonderful river or you
can walk beside it. You walk beside this river or you take a boat trip,
you will certainly see many worth seeing sights in both cases. You may
also find many live entertainers from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre near
is probably the most visited place of the town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
He was born in 1564 in the half-timbered house and the house was owned
by the family until the 19th century.
The house gives an insight
of the life of William Shakespeare from his childhood. The house
also contains Shakespeare exhibition which gives complete information about
the work of William Shakespeare. The house contains a beautiful garden
and it is open for all the days of the work except 23-26 of December.
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Pheasant Hotel Stratford
Offering a peaceful setting,
the charming Charlecote Pheasant Hotel is an ideal place for a pleasant
and tranquil stay. Situated opposite the manor and park, the hotel
is located in the village of Charlecote which is approximately 5 miles
from Stratford City Centre. The hotel is just 8 kilometre from the train
station, while the airport is 48 kilometres away. Designed for your
comfort and conveniences, the guestroom are well-appointed and equipped
with all the modern facilities to ensure you a pleasant and memorable stay.
You can dine at the onsite restaurant that offers traditional English cuisine
and later relax in the comfortable atmosphere the bar.
Inn Stratford Upon Avon
Set in the landscaped gardens,
this superb property is an ideal place to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.
Situated on the River Avon, Holiday Inn Stratford Upon Avon is 20 miles
away from the Birmingham Airport and the NEC. This property is near the
Shakespeare House, Charlecote Park National Trust as well as the amazing
Warwick Castle. All the 259 bedrooms are tastefully designed and
elegantly decorated as well as facilitated with an array of modern amenities.
Overlooking the beautiful gardens, the Riverside Restaurant offers a traditional
cuisine. After a tiring day, unwind at the cosy bar, which offers coffee
or tea, light meals as well as a full range of beer, wines and spirits.
Alveston Manor Hotel Stratford
Boasting sophisticated accommodation,
the Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is an excellent base to explore Stratford
and the surrounding Cotswolds. Nestled in 5 acres of grounds, this
property is within walking distance from Stratford Upon Avon. This property
is 2 kilometres from the train station and 40 kilometres the Brimingham
International Airport. This hotel offers 112 exceptional accommodation
units that are endowed with all the indispensable amenities to ensure you
a comfortable stay. Guests can dine at the Manor Restaurant that
serves an excellent choice of traditional specialities as well as enjoy
light snacks and refreshments served at the lounge. You can sip great varieties
of drinks at the Manor Bar as well as the Terrace Bar.
Swan's Nest Hotel Stratford Upon Avon
Being an oasis of serenity,
the Macdonald Swan's Nest Hotel Stratford Upon Avon is an incredible venue
for a fun filled holiday worth reminiscing. Ideally located on the
banks of River Avon, this property is just few minutes drive from Junction
15 of M40 and Stratford Upon Avon Train Station, while the Birmingham International
Airport is 40 kilometres away. This hotel offers 67 impeccable accommodation
units that are exquisitely designed with all the essential amenities to
ensure you a pleasurable stay. Guests can dine at the Cygnets Restaurant
that serves delicious English cuisines as well as relish various exotic
drinks at the lounge bar.
Legacy Falcon Hotel Stratford
Ideally located in the heart
of Stratford Upon Avon, the Legacy Falcon Hotel Stratford is the perfect
for exploring beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside and the surrounding
shire counties of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire as well
as the picturesque Cotswolds Villages. The hotel boasts 83 comfortable
guestrooms that are beautifully decorated and comes with all the contemporary
amenities to ensure you a pleasurable stay. Guests can choose from
any of the Will's Place and the Scholars Day Bistro that are renowned for
their friendly service and combines with the culinary skills. Overlooking
the garden, the Merlin Lounge a wide selection of snacks and light meals
for you to enjoy.