Holidaymakers looking for a pretty and historic town in England should stay in Stratford-upon-Avon. Located in the county of Warwickshire, this is the home of William Shakespeare and has many things for visitors to see and do. Holidaymakers here will numerous places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages and B&Bs.
Holidaymakers staying in Stratford-upon-Avon will be able to try many different kinds of activities. The historic town and countryside are well worth exploring by hiking, cycling and horse riding. Tourists can get a different perspective of the town and surrounding area by taking a hot air balloon trip. The river offers visitors the chance to go swimming, canoeing or take a scenic boat ride as well as fishing. Golf fans will find plenty of good courses in and around Stratford including the 18-hole Stratford on Avon Golf Club. Other popular activities here include mini golf, tennis, mountain biking and bird watching. There are excellent bars, cafes and restaurants in the town serving a delicious selection of dishes from around the world. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food, drink and other provisions from shops in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon will find many places of interest with great connections to the town’s most famous son – William Shakespeare. For example holidaymakers can visit the birth place of the famous writer, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the childhood home of his wife – Anne Hathaway. There are other buildings connected to Shakespeare that are well worth a visit such as Mary Arden’s Farm, Nash’s House & New Place and Hall’s Croft. The town also features impressive religious buildings such as the Holy Trinity church. Nature lovers and horticulturalists should pay a visit to Bancroft Gardens and the Butterfly Farm. The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon is a fascinating place to visit as well for those interested in science, art and engineering.
The warmest time of the year to visit this part of England is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 20 degrees centigrade. However, the driest weather tends to be during late spring, while November, December and January are the wettest months with an average of 600mm falling throughout the year.
Birmingham Airport (BHX) is approximately 40 minute’s drive from Stratford-upon-Aon via the M42 motorway. Flights arrive here from Amsterdam (AMS), Barcelona (BCN), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst other airports. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National are car rental firms located at the airport. In addition to this, trains run hourly to and from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon with London Midland Trains and there are also trains to London every two hours.