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Stratford-upon-Avon

Celebrated as the town of Shakespeare’s birth, Stratford-upon-Avon is not to be missed for die-hard Shakespeare fans. Essentially a small market town, Stratford can be easily explored by foot; spend the day wandering down charming streets lined on each side with black and white timbered Tudor buildings and numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants. Stratford-upon-Avon highlights include Shakespeare’s house, Mary Arden’s farm, the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother, and Anne Hathaway’s cottage; a quaint thatched farmhouse just outside the town provided the setting for Shakespeare’s courting of his wife-to-be. Also worth a visit is the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which re-opened in 2010 after a three-year refurbishment. Based on Waterside, by the scenic banks of the River Avon, this Grade II listed art-deco style building is a creative combination of old and new.

 

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