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Stories and Tips Stratford-Upon-Avon

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The outward narrowboat journey continues.

Written by GrahamMercer on 18 Dec, 2005

Our second day of narrowboating sees us continuing upstream on the Avon River. As we approach Stratford we calculate that we have made our way through 8 locks and sailed about 14 miles, averaging about 2mph for the day! Not too bad given that this…Read More

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Cruising - What a Fantastic Break!

Written by GrahamMercer on 28 Nov, 2005

We first formed the idea of doing a narrowboat trip some years ago when we saw the magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal in Wales. This impressive span carries the canal across the River Dee valley at a height of over 100 feet and…Read More

Stand Up Comedy at Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Written by Nancy on 28 Sep, 2000

We walked up to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and found it quaint as expected. No, not just quaint – the definition of quaint, fairy tale even. White stucco and dark half timbers, overhanging thatched roof trimmed like bangs around the windows. Eyebrow windows made of chips…Read More

Tips and Hints

Written by Joy S on 04 Nov, 2008

* Crowds of tourists over run Stratford during the summer. However, the throngs dwindle in autumn and winter, so while we were there on this visit, we discovered you could walk on the streets easily and seek out the places of genuine historic…Read More

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Overview and Highlights

Written by Joy S on 04 Nov, 2008

We spent our son's autumn half-term break from school in the Heart of England. Situated, as its name suggests, in the thick of England, this region is a great place to go for a short break. It comprises a number of different counties…Read More

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Written by JudithCarole on 06 Feb, 2006

Stratford is a market town that dates back to the Roman occupation. There are still millennia-old Roman ruins to be seen in and around the town. Most are open to the public and free of charge.History lovers and Shakespeare fans will both enjoy Nash’s House…Read More

The Royal Shakespeare Company

Written by Amanda on 28 Aug, 2000

The RSC has three theatres in Stratford - the RST, the Swan, and the Other Place. The last of these is the smallest, and usually has modern, fringe, or experimental plays showing. The other two are mainly Shakespeare, or other established plays, and are much…Read More

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Gardens we enjoyed...

Written by Arline760 on 27 Sep, 2003

The English love to garden. If you like to garden (like we do), there are so many exciting gardens to see and things to learn. One good resource was The Garden Lover's Guide to Britain by Patrick Taylor, which was the basis for…Read More

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Steeple Chase

Written by PStreet1 on 02 May, 2001

There is a track a few miles from Stratford town center and an afternoon at the races is really fun. The bookies are located under umbrellas in the area right in front of the stands (standing room only with 'leaning rests' in front of…Read More

Learning a new term

Written by Nancy on 28 Sep, 2000

At the bank in Stratford we got two recommendations for places to have tea. One was Hathaway's Tea Room. The other Drucker's was described as very expensive and fancy, the kind of place you go for your birthday. We tried Hathaway's and found it full so…Read More

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