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Trip to Stratford-upon-Avon



Stratford-upon-Avon is a small but very popular market town. It is located in the shire county of Warwickshire in England. River Avon runs along the small town and provides a wonderful natural beauty to the already picturesque landscape. It is not only the surrounding which makes Stratford-upon-Avon a popular destination but also some other factors. The town is better known for being the birth place and death place of the world renowned playwright and poet William Shakespeare. So, the literature lovers should opt for a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon as soon as they can. This fact itself attracts millions of visitors every year.

The town is well connected to the rest of the country and offers an excellent and convenient getaway from city life. It is close to the city of Birmingham and has trains running every one hour between the two locations. There is also an airport located 25 km away in the city of Coventry. There are about seven direct trains from London to Stratford-upon-Avon. The city itself has many cycle-paths structured and tourists can have a leisurely ride around the city and able to enjoy the scenic beauty better.There are many theatres around the city which give you a hint of its cultural heritage. On the banks of the river Avon lays the Royal Shakespeare Theatre which was the home to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

There are also The Other Place theatre, RSC Courtyard Theatre and the Black Box theatre. You can also visit Shakespeare's Birthplace while on a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon. Apart from being the noted birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon also has other attractions like the Stratford Butterfly Farm, the Charlecote Park, the Ragley Hall and The Gallery.Stratford-upon-Avon is also famous for its Mop fairs and tourists can really enjoy shopping in these local events. Each year, usually on the 12th of October, the biggest Mop Fair of the country is held in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Henley Street is another place to visit while on a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon. It is one of the oldest streets and has strong significance in the history of William Shakespeare. Now it is also one of the busiest streets with plenty of shops selling various goods to the tourists. Here you can easily pick up some items as mementos for the trip to Stratford-upon-Avon. If shopping or theatre is not your preferred activity then you can entertain yourself by visiting the theme park called the Shakespeare Theme Park. The town keeps growing with more and more shops and hotels to help the steady rise in tourism and make trip to Stratford-upon-Avon an unforgettable one for its visitors.

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