At some point in our lives we have all encountered the name of Shakespeare; some of us only through the quote or two, others read a few of his famous plays. Many theories have been conspired around his name and writing, such as the myth that he was illiterate and that he had stolen the manuscripts. However, it doesn’t matter if you are a big fan of his or you just want to dig up more about his life and writing, Stratford-upon-Avon is a right place for you to visit if you want to get to know Shakespeare.
This small town might be more or less all about Shakespeare, but there are some places that should not be avoided visiting Stratford. Strolling around town on the Stratford’s Historic Spine, which was once a main route from the town centre to the parish church, we can come across some beautiful Elizabethan buildings. Continuing the walk passing by the Nash’s House we can stumble upon buildings dating all the way from the 15th century and end our walk with a marvellous view on Hall’s Croft and the Holy Trinity Church. Of course, if you came to “visit” Shakespeare then places like Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Ann’s Hathaway’s Cottage are just right for you.
On your two-hour drive from London to Stratford there are some stops that cannot be missed, like Warwick castle (breath-taking medieval castle in the county of Warwickshire), Cotswolds (magnificent countryside with sleepy villages and market towns) and unavoidable Oxford, home of thousands of students throughout the centuries of existence.
So, if you have a day of your time and want to get away from the crowded streets of London, then you should get on a short trip to a small town of Stratford-upon-Avon and meet possibly the best writer of all times.