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Tours around Stratford-upon-Avon

The information presented on these Stratford pages is based on the Stratford-upon-Avon Street Map and Guide

STRATFORD TOWN WALK
Make the most of your visit with a guided walk around Stratford to see the Shakespeare Town Houses, Royal Shakespeare Theatres, River Avon, Guild Chapel, 15th century timber-framed buildings and the Holy Trinity Church. The guide will entertain and inform with amusing anecdotes, tales of fires, flood, plague, mediaeval cures and history of the town. The ideal way to discover Stratford and Shakespeare. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Daily walks. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11am. Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm. Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children (under 16) £3, (under 8's free). You will receive discount vouchers with your ticket to save money in Stratford at specially selected shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions.
Meet at the Swan Fountain, Waterside (opposite Sheep Street). Just turn up, whatever the weather (unless a group of 10+). Groups welcome by prior arrangement. Wheelchair friendly. Tel 01789 292478 or 07855 760377 for further information, or visit www.stratfordtownwalk.co.uk. Twitter: @StratfordWalks.

STRATFORD TOWN GHOST WALK
A magical evening walk around 'haunted' Stratford to unravel the stories of witches, ghosts, murder and mayhem. The guides are professional magicians, entertainers or actors. Be afraid, very afraid...

Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening all year at 7.30 pm, plus 'Halloween Special' on 31 October. Advance bookings only - please telephone before 6pm to ensure availability. Walk starts from the Swan Fountain, Waterside (opposite Sheep Street), near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Adults £6, Children (under 16) £4. May not be suitable for very young children. You will receive discount vouchers with your ticket to save money in Stratford at specially selected shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions. Groups welcome. Reservations call 01789 292478 or 07855 760377. For information visit www.stratfordtownwalk.co.uk. Twitter: @StratfordWalks.

CITY SIGHTSEEING BUS TOURS
Tel: 01708 866000
Email: info@city-sightseeing.com
Web: www.city-sightseeing.com
One of the easiest ways to visit Stratford's attractions, especially Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's House, which are out of the town centre. The tour lasts about an hour and you are accompanied by a Guide Friday professional guide. You can also choose one of the multi-lingual commentaries (in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portugese, Japanese or German) or an English Kid's Commentary. All younger passengers get a free Kids Passport and felt tip pens.
Buses leave at frequent intervals (every 15 minutes in the season, every 30 minutes at quieter times) from outside the Pen and Parchment Inn at Bridgefoot and the other stops along the route. Tickets are available on the bus and at the Tourist Information Centre. The tickets are valid all day and you may get on or off the bus at any of the tour stops as often as you like, but do check the time of the last tour with your driver or guide. Keep your tickets handy to get special discounts at various attractions.

Other tours from City Sightseeing and departing from Stratford-upon-Avon include The Cotswold Village Tour, visiting some of the most scenic villages in England, and the Warwick Castle tour. Both these tours run from April to September inclusive and depart from the Tourism Centre in Rother Street.

WALKING
The landmarks of Stratford are well signposted, and the black and gold signs include directions for the Town Heritage Trail.
Alternatively, follow this route, beginning at the Tourist Information Centre at Bridgefoot: Turn right out of the Tourist Information Centre, cross the road into Bridge Street. Walk to the traffic roundabout and turn into Henley Street for the Shakespeare Centre and Birthplace. Cross the road from the Birthplace and walk through the Minories. At the exit to the Minories you can see the American Fountain. Turn left into Wood Street then right into High Street to Harvard House. Carry on into Chapel Street to see New Place and Nash's House. Turn left into Chapel Lane and have a rest in New Place Garden. Backtrack to the Guild Chapel, and turn left along Church Street past the Grammar School and the Almshouses. Turn left onto Old Town and Hall's Croft, then continue to the Holy Trinity Church. Walk through Avonbank Gardens, leaving the gardens on the left to visit The Other Place. Follow the river bank through the Theatre Garden to the Swan Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then take a leisurely stroll through Bancroft Gardens, over Tramway Bridge to the Butterfly Farm. Finally recross Clopton Bridge, take a look at the Gower Memorial, and cross the road to the Tourist Information Centre.

CYCLING:
Stratford and the surroundings are relatively flat, and cycling is a pleasant way to get around. Stratford Bike Hire is a cycle hire delivery service for Stratford and the surrounding area of Warwickshire and the Cotswolds. They deliver your rental cycles to your home, hotel or cycle starting location then collecting them at the end of the rental period. Tel: 07711 776340. Website: www.stratfordbikehire.com

Mushroom Publishing is unable to provide any more information on Stratford-upon-Avon than is already available on this website. For further information, including a free visitor pack, please contact the Stratford-upon-Avon Tourist Information Centre.

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