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World-famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon is the place to visit for lovers of the Bard. Holiday lettings are available within walking distance of all the main Shakespeare attractions, including his birthplace and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, with many buildings being original Elizabethan properties. If you’d prefer to stay outside of the thick of it, consider the east bank of the River Avon, which intersects the town, where fewer tourists choose to stay and life is a little quieter.Elizabethan properties fit for a queen!
Stratford-Upon-Avon’s holiday rentals are an absolute delight. Many holiday lettings in town are in timber framed buildings, often with thatched roofs to complete the feeling of being back in the time of Shakespeare. Quirky is the word here, as well as luxurious and cosy! Stratford also offers you modern luxury with well-appointed properties and contemporary lettings so there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
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The area and getting around
If you’re driving to Stratford-Upon-Avon you might find it easiest to take the Park and Ride, but once you’re there the most fun and interesting way to get your bearings is the open-topped CitySightseeing bus. This hop-on, hop-off service takes you to all the main sights and offers a multilingual commentary. The River Avon meanders roughly south west to north east through the town, and most of the main tourist areas are north of the river, so if you want to get away from the crowds take the bridge across to the other side.Shakespeare’s own town
Shakespeare was born, lived, worked and died in Stratford-Upon-Avon and so it’s not surprising that most of the tourist attractions are based on his life and works. But a huge benefit to Shakespeare’s fame is that much of the incredible architecture of the town has been retained, giving visitors a truly unique opportunity to visit, shop and stay in properties which were built during Britain’s ‘Golden Era’. Come to Stratford and step back in time!
Travellers and activities
There’s no doubt that most visitors to Stratford-Upon-Avon are seeking to connect with one of the world’s most popular authors, and they will not be disappointed. Every known aspect of Shakespeare’s life is exhibited here, as well as the lives of those he loved. The cottage that his wife, Anne Hathaway, grew up in is open to visitors as is that of his daughter, Susanna Hall. Although The Royal Shakespeare Theatre was built relatively recently in the 20th century, it has a design that was used by Shakespeare himself with his own plays, with the audience closer to the actors than in a more common theatre setting.Stratford-Upon-Avon for couples
Stratford-Upon-Avon’s historical feel and beautiful buildings make it a perfect destination for holidaying couples. The romantic streets give way to excellent restaurants offering world-class fine dining. Look out for The Woodsman Restaurant on Chapel Street, or Salt on Church Street. And of course, treat yourselves to a trip to the theatre at the end of a fine day exploring this charming town together.
A few weeks after Shakespeare was born, the Black Death hit Stratford-Upon-Avon, killing more than 1 in 4 people in the town!
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Explore the house where the great man was born and lived, with interactive exhibitions, hugely knowledgeable staff and myriad items that he used and touched!2. Explore Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
The love of Shakespeare’s life, Anne Hathaway lived in what is now a 500-year old cottage which still retains the furniture that she herself used, and the bed that she slept in.3. Flutter along to the Butterfly Farm
Stratford-Upon-Avon’s Butterfly Farm on Swans Nest Lane is home to the UK’s largest tropical butterfly centre. As well as hundreds of butterflies you can also come up close and personal with leaf cutter ants, one of the largest minibeast collections in the country, and see the life cycle of the butterfly in action.4. What’s mad about the MAD Museum?
This quite delightful museum features all things Mechanical Art and Design, and you’ll be greeted with a smorgasbord of ingenious designs and wonderful technology. A fun destination for the young and old.5. Take a punt…
Probably one of the most fun ways to travel across water is to push oneself along with a long pole! Punting on the River Avon harks back to days of old, and you’ll be following hundreds of years of tradition as you lift and push your way down the picturesque river that cuts through Stratford.
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Considering the average price of £149.64 per night, Stratford upon Avon lies at the upper end of the price range for holiday rentals in the United Kingdom.
Those who want to save as much as possible should visit Stratford upon Avon in February, March, and January which are the months that offer the best discounts, with average prices of £117.31, £117.57, and £122.1 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Stratford upon Avon was October, with an average price of £189.83 per night. This was followed by June, with an average of £182.36, and July, with £175.48.
We recommend you to book in advance in Stratford upon Avon as only 39% of the accommodations are free, according to our 2020 data.
June, May, and April are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 63.25%, 63.2% and 55%.
Holiday rentals in Stratford upon Avon reach their peak in demand in September, with an availability rate of 14.75%. The second most requested month is August, with 21.8%, and the third is February with 28%.
In Stratford upon Avon we offer you an extensive catalogue of approximately 160 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 8 local and international partners.