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Destination guide

Enjoying your Stratford-upon-Avon holiday lettings

Famed for its connection to William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is one of Great Britain’s most well-known destinations. Holiday lettings are easily found in this charming town near many of the top sights. From taking in Stratford-upon-Avon’s history to sampling local food and drink, you’ll find plenty to enjoy. There’s much local colour to soak in, particularly regarding Shakespeare and the rich literary history.

History

Explore Stratford’s history near your holiday home

Known as ‘the Bard’s town’, Stratford-upon-Avon brims with long literary and historical significance. People from around the U.K. and the world come every year to view Shakespearean plays, such as 'The Taming of the Shrew' and 'Romeo and Juliet' at the Royal Street Theatre. Shakespeare festivals and interactive performance opportunities are also common. Many travellers enjoy taking day trips from their holiday rental to Warwick Castle or Oxford, where they can learn more about Shakespeare and his infamous characters, like Richard III or Julius Caesar. Weekly markets and traditional events such as the Stratford Mop keep locals and travellers busy throughout the year. Other historical sites, such as the home of Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway, are also frequently visited.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Weston Upon Avon

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Weston Upon Avon has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Stratford Butterfly Farm (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • The Vale Golf and Country Club (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Hatton Country World (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Pitcheroak Golf Course (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Feldon Valley Golf Course (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Cotswold Falconry Centre (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Weston Upon Avon

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Weston Upon Avon is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hidcote Manor Garden (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Charlecote Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Dover's Hill (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Batsford Arboretum (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Hillfield Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Weston Upon Avon

The nearest airport is in Coventry (CVT), located 18.3 mi (29.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Birmingham (BHX), which is 19.9 mi (32 km) away.

How to get around

Navigating around your Stratford holiday cottage

If you have booked a holiday letting in Stratford, you will probably fly into Heathrow International, after which you may need to take a bus, the railway or a car from a larger city. Once in Stratford, you might get around via the underground system. You can get to Stratford from Paddington or Marylebone Stations. Once in Stratford, many visitors like to hire bicycles to explore the area around their holiday rental. This is often the quickest way to get from one activity to the next and to enjoy the fresh air and scenery along the way. Additionally, open-air bus tours are popular. You might take the Shakespeare Express from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Snow Hill.

Food & drink 

Sample Stratford-upon-Avon’s regional foods while on holiday

Stratford-upon-Avon is well known for its unique, hands-on dining experiences. After a long day of touring, you might grab some soup and a fresh-baked panini at a town centre cafe. Weekly markets feature tastes of everything from artisan cheese to locally made sausages and gourmet chocolates. Be on the lookout for mashups of these luxurious foods, such as chocolate wine and chocolate cheeses, that celebrate the rich flavours of the region. Additionally, visitors love homemade bagels and doughnuts, and you don’t have to go far from your holiday cottage for fresh-made baked goods infused with regional flavours.

Essential info

Key facts for enjoying time at a Stratford holiday home

While enjoying your time at a Stratford holiday rental, it’s important to remember some essential information about the town. Located in Warwickshire, England, the population is about 27,000. Ask locals for dining recommendations, as there are restaurants that bank on tourist traffic but don’t offer the highest quality food as a result. Pack sturdy shoes, as you will probably do a lot of walking. Pack a raincoat with hood, umbrella, and/or rain boots. Carry insurance documentation with you should you have a health or driving emergency. Read the fine print at any activities you undertake, as some do not allow certain types of trekking, diving or other potentially dangerous endeavors. For emergency services, dial 999 or 121. For non-urgent police matters, dial 101.

How many holiday rentals are available around Stratford-upon-Avon?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 356 holiday lettings around Stratford-upon-Avon. From 204 cabins to 204 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Stratford-upon-Avon?

If you are itching for a quiet escape from the city, listen up! Leave all the blaring traffic behind and wake up to the gentle sounds of the countryside. HomeAway has 125 rural holiday rentals in this destination. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Fortunately, HomeAway has a selection of other options, including:

  • 76 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 54 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 43 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Stratford-upon-Avon in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tough finding time to catch up with your family and close friends. A trip away is a wonderful opportunity to get together. If you were planning to stay under the same roof, HomeAway has options for you. The most popular choice for large groups here are house holiday rentals, and there are 23 available. The lodging options that are suitable for large groups here include:

  • Searching for rentals that can hold 6 guests? We have 64 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just £75 per night.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 5 guests? We have 38 that will work well. The starting price is £76 a night.
  • Looking for rental properties catering to 8 people? You'll be pleased to learn we have 23 that will fit the bill. You can secure one for as little as £150 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring your dad, your grandma and all your mates to Stratford-upon-Avon.