Stratford-Upon-Avon Journals

Shakespeares Country

A July 1998 trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon by BigTommy

The River Avon Ferry Photo, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England More Photos
Quote: Stratford is home of Shakespeare and steeped in culture and great old english history. It is on the banks of the river avon.

Shakespeares Country

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Overview

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Photo, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
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Not only is Shakespeare's hometown worthwhile to visit, there are lots of townships nearby such as Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. I enjoyed Blenheim Palace as it had a good tour and was full of wonderful carpentry if you're interested in that sort of thing. Warwick Castle is another must-see. Also try to visit the waterside and see the conventional English boats go down the basin. Or you can purchase a ride. Quick Tips: Don't get overwhelmed by all that there is to see. Take your time and enjoy the experience. And (as in any English city) watch where you go at night. Muggings in England occur often. Example: I was mugged 3 times in a year.Best Way To ...Read More
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Well the rooms are fantastic!!! And food was amazing. It may be expensive for young adults, but it was worth it. They have a pool and leisure activities. It's an old style building. I'm not big on architecture, but I'd say it's early Victorian.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

The Coach House Hotel
A46-A439, Stratford to Warwick Road
Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
(0)1789 204109

Marlowe's Restaurant

Restaurant | "Marlowe's Restaurant & Georgie's Bistro"

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Well, a bit expensive for what you get.

I enjoyed it however. And the service was fantastic. They are really warm and welcoming people. Still, unless my parents were paying, I wouldn't go to this restaurant. I prefer the 2 pound meal at the local chippy.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

Marlowe's Restaurant
18 High St
Stratford-upon-Avon, England CV37 6AU
+44 1789 204999

Desport's

Restaurant | "Desports Restaurant"

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It was cheaper; that's for sure. The food was excellent, and it was a nice building. It was a very comfortable enviroment to be in, and the waiters were very polite.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

Desport's
13-14 Meer St
Stratford-upon-Avon, England CV37 6QB
+44 1789 269304

Warwick Castle

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It's a large castle with much history. It has guided tours. I can't remember the price of a tour but it wasn't too significant. What I can remember is that it was built by William the Conquerer somewhere around 1000 AD. I beleive it's open pretty much all day.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

Warwick Castle
Castle Lane
Warwick CV34 4QU
+44 1926 406600

River Avon

Attraction | "The River Avon"

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Well, it's not a designated area for rollerblading but I found it enjoyable enough to write a journal about it. You can just travel the area around the channel, and there are some hills to go down. It's an enjoyable ride and I can see it being very enjoyable on a bike. Bring your rollerblades if you come to Stratford. They are easy to bring on the plane. And if you tell them you compete with roller blades, they won't be included on your luggage weight if you're over.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

River Avon

Stratford-Upon-Avon, England