After a one hour and a half drive from Oxford we will arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birth place of legendary Shakespeare and also one of the most visited towns in England, due to the association with the famous writer.
During your tour to Stratford-upon-Avon we’ll take you to Shakespeare’s Birthplace on Henley Street, which is a Tudorian style building, half made of wooden beams. In 1847, after having worked as a pub (Swan & Maidenhead), the building was bought by the people, rebuilt and reconditioned. The room that displays “birth room” is not necessarily the one in which William Shakespeare was born, but it was randomly chosen by the actor David Garrick in 1769.
The town’s center, where most of the tourist attractions are grouped, is pretty small and can be covered by foot. Some of the most beautiful of this attractions are the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Nash House and Guild Chapel. Stratford-upon-Avon also counts some other beautiful buildings from such as Shakespeare’s Birthplace and the Holy Trinity Church.
Stratford-upon-Avon’s origins are Anglo-Saxon and it greatly developed as a market town in the Middle Ages.