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Stratford-upon-Avon

As the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon has been written about for centuries.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Visit one of the theatres to feel the energy and the excitement that these buildings create.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Despite it being so celebrated, how many visitors actually get to know Stratford?

Stratford-upon-Avon

Given my upbringing close to the town, I consider myself extremely fortunate to live in such close proximity to Shakespeare’s legacies.

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

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