In the heart of the south Warwickshire county in England is the historically and culturally important market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. A Stratford-upon-Avon holiday is the ideal choice for those travellers who wish to learn more about the history of literature and also have access to many other great attractions to be found in the town. A Stratford-upon-Avon holiday rental house provides all of the comforts of home with the added benefit of being close to the beautiful River Avon for those spectacular and memorable evening views.
A Stratford-upon-Avon holiday is bursting with great activities and attractions to enjoy. Visitors can indulge in a range of indoor and outdoor pursuits including swimming, horse riding, walking, cycling, freshwater fishing, golf and tennis. The town is filled with attractions, most of which relate to the famous bard, William Shakespeare. Visitors on a Stratford-upon-Avon holiday can visit five houses that relate to the bard, including the house he was born in and the cottage in which his wife Anne Hathaway grew up. If you are looking for an attraction that is not Shakespeare related then there is the wonderful Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm to enjoy.
If you can tear yourself away from your fantastic Stratford-upon-Avon holiday rental house then there are some great towns and cities just waiting to be explored in the surrounding area. This includes the town of Warwick which is approximately 15 minutes north-east of Stratford-upon-Avon. Probably the most notable attraction in the town is Warwick Castle, which dates back to the 11th century and has featured prominently throughout British history. The castle was used to hold prisoners in the 14th century after the Battle of Poitiers and also to hold Henry IV prisoner during the 15th century. Other attractions worth seeing in the town include Saxon Mill, The Fusiliers Museum and St. Mary’s Church.
If you are now thinking of reserving a wonderful Stratford-upon-Avon holiday rental house then you will be pleased to hear that you can expect to enjoy warm summers and cool winters. The average daytime temperature during the summer months of July and August is 22°C. During the colder months of January and February the average daytime temperature falls to between 3°C and 8°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 18 inches.
Travellers on a Stratford-upon-Avon holiday are likely to arrive at Birmingham Airport (BHX) which is approximately 27 miles away from the town. Airlines that have cheap, regular flights to the area include BMI, Flybe and Eastern Airways. Passengers can depart from various UK airports including Glasgow (GLA), Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL), Edinburgh (EDI) and Belfast (BFS).