Stratford is arguably more famous than capital cities ten times its size. And yet, despite it being so celebrated, how many visitors actually get to know it?

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Stratford-upon-Avon. What more is there to say about this town? As the birthplace of Shakespeare, it has been written about for centuries, ’done’ by coachloads of ocean-hopping sightseers on wearying whistle-stop tours of Britain, and is arguably more famous than capital cities ten times its size. And yet, despite it being so celebrated, how many visitors actually get to know Stratford?

Caroline Mills, author of Slow Travel Cotswolds: the Bradt Guide

Bradt on Britain – our Slow Travel approach

Bradt’s coverage of Britain’s regions makes ‘Slow Travel’ its focus. To us, Slow Travel means ditching the tourist ticklists – deciding not to try to see ‘too much’ – and instead taking time to get properly under the skin of a special region. You don’t have to travel at a snail’s pace: you just have to allow yourself to savour the moment, appreciate the local differences that create a sense of place, and celebrate its food, people and traditions.

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