Our Top 5 Favourite Secret Things To Do In stratford-upon-avon

Looking for the best days out in Stratford-upon-Avon? Make the most of your Stratford-upon-Avon days out with this guide to the best ones in the county.

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Shakespeare's Life AUDIO WALKING TOUR

Spend a day exploring Stratford-upon-Avon. Take a tour of this charming medieval town and learn about William Shakespeare’s history!  Guided by an expert literature historian on this self-guided tour, you’ll visit the most famous historic buildings and beautiful architecture. Learn about the tales, mysteries, and family drama that live on in this quaint market town about Shakespeare. 

Discover iconic attractions, such as Shakespeare’s Tudor-era house, Shakespeare’s Birthplace & Schoolroom, the Guildhall and the Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried. Finish the tour by visiting the Swan Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company to cap off this cultural adventure in this must-see picturesque town. 

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Shakespeare's Life AUDIO WALKING TOUR

Spend a day exploring Stratford-upon-Avon. Take a tour of this charming medieval town and learn about William Shakespeare’s history!  Guided by an expert literature historian on this self-guided tour, you’ll visit the most famous historic buildings and beautiful architecture. Learn about the tales, mysteries, and family drama that live on in this quaint market town about Shakespeare. 

Discover iconic attractions, such as Shakespeare’s Tudor-era house, Shakespeare’s Birthplace & Schoolroom, the Guildhall and the Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried. Finish the tour by visiting the Swan Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company to cap off this cultural adventure in this must-see picturesque town. 

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Stratford Butterfly Farm

Discover hundreds of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in an exotic setting of tropical blossoms, splashing waterfalls, and fish-filled pools, rain or shine.

This stunning park is located in Stratford-upon-Avon, the UK’s largest butterfly paradise. Greenhouses are used to simulate tropical environments. The area is home to a number of free-flying butterflies, some free-flying birds, and a pool with exotic fish offering a spectacular day out for the whole family!

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Stratford Butterfly Farm

Discover hundreds of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in an exotic setting of tropical blossoms, splashing waterfalls, and fish-filled pools, rain or shine.

This stunning park is located in Stratford-upon-Avon, the UK’s largest butterfly paradise. Greenhouses are used to simulate tropical environments. The area is home to a number of free-flying butterflies, some free-flying birds, and a pool with exotic fish offering a spectacular day out for the whole family!

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National Trust - Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park is a grand 16th-century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, located along the river bank in Charlecote near Wellesbourne, which is about 4 miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon and about 5.5 miles south of Warwick in Warwickshire, England.

The Lucy family has lived at Charlecote Park since the 12th century. Their stories are told throughout the house by their portraits, the objects they collected from around the world and the design influence they had on the house and parkland. In addition to a formal parterre, there is a woodland walk and the wider parkland (inspired by Capability Brown), offering scenic walks along the River Avon. The park has been inhabited by fallow deer since Tudor times.

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National Trust - Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park is a grand 16th-century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, located along the river bank in Charlecote near Wellesbourne, which is about 4 miles east of Stratford-upon-Avon and about 5.5 miles south of Warwick in Warwickshire, England.

The Lucy family has lived at Charlecote Park since the 12th century. Their stories are told throughout the house by their portraits, the objects they collected from around the world and the design influence they had on the house and parkland. In addition to a formal parterre, there is a woodland walk and the wider parkland (inspired by Capability Brown), offering scenic walks along the River Avon. The park has been inhabited by fallow deer since Tudor times.

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take a shopping trip through Henley Street

The beautiful architecture, rich history, and Shakespeare’s Birthplace make Henley street a must-see! Known for Shakespeare’s Birthplace and a variety of gift shops, clothes shops, and lifestyle shops, this street is a shopper’s paradise.


Henley Street continues past the Birthplace with more shops. To add a little more adventure to your day out, you can catch the City Sightseeing tour bus on Windsor Street.

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take a shopping trip through Henley Street

The beautiful architecture, rich history, and Shakespeare’s Birthplace make Henley street a must-see! Known for Shakespeare’s Birthplace and a variety of gift shops, clothes shops, and lifestyle shops, this street is a shopper’s paradise.


Henley Street continues past the Birthplace with more shops. To add a little more adventure to your day out, you can catch the City Sightseeing tour bus on Windsor Street.

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Bancroft River Cruises across the avon river!

Stratford’s only guided sightseeing cruise, Bancroft Cruisers, reveals Shakespeare County’s charm and beauty. The only riverboat cruise company operating on the River Avon with its own amusing and friendly onboard guide is a family business with over 20 years of experience. Their operation is year-round, provided the river conditions permit. It is popular with people of all ages, locals as well as tourists.

The unique trip has an amusing and light commentary which is interspersed with well known classical music to complement the stretch of the river.  You will have a chance to see unrivalled views of the Theatre, Holy Trinity (Shakespeare’s burial place), experience local waterfowl, and travel through one of the biggest locks in the country, which was instrumental in triggering the industrial revolution.

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take a shopping trip through Henley Street

Stratford’s only guided sightseeing cruise, Bancroft Cruisers, reveals Shakespeare County’s charm and beauty. The only riverboat cruise company operating on the River Avon with its own amusing and friendly onboard guide is a family business with over 20 years of experience. Their operation is year-round, provided the river conditions permit. It is popular with people of all ages, locals as well as tourists.

The unique trip has an amusing and light commentary which is interspersed with well known classical music to complement the stretch of the river.  You will have a chance to see unrivalled views of the Theatre, Holy Trinity (Shakespeare’s burial place), experience local waterfowl, and travel through one of the biggest locks in the country, which was instrumental in triggering the industrial revolution.

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