Cooped up with a restless brood? Or looking for somewhere different to explore with friends?

Stratford-upon-Avon, is internationally renowned for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare and is home to the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company and five historic Shakespeare family houses.

Surrounded by glorious countryside, Stratford-upon-Avon is a quintessentially English town and a stroll throught the streets lined with historic buildings, is a wonderful way to while away the hours.

The River Avon runs through the hear of this historic town, making it a beautiful spot to relax with the family and picnic. Stratford-upon-Avon is a thriving market town, with weekly farmers markets and fantastic Christmas markets and the town has a variety of restaurants, bars and tea-rooms.

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Shakespeare's Birthplace

Flock to Shakespeare's Birthplace with Chiltern Railways

Shakespeare's Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house situated in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, where it is believed that William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and spent his childhood.

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Avon Boating

Go boating in Stratford-upon-Avon with Chiltern Railways

Enjoy a leisurely 40 minute cruise along the River Avon on a fleet of traditional passenger boats. Passing by the world famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church, burial site of William Shakespeare.

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MAD Museum

Visit the MAD museum with Chiltern Railways

The Mechanical Art & Design Museum is a celebration of all things mechanically weird and wonderful. The museum showcases the world's finest pieces of Kinetic Art and Automata from pioneering artists from all four corners of the globe.

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Holy Trinity Church

Travel to the Holy Trinity Church with Chiltern Railways

Take a trip to the stunning Holy trinity church that resides next to the river Avon. The Bard himself was not only buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church but was actually baptised here as well. 

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Flock to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with Chiltern Railways

The Theatre has a new Rooftop Restaurant and Bar with views over the River Avon, a Riverside Cafe and Terrace, a Colonnade linking the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres together for the first time.

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Butterfly Farm

Flock to the Butterfly farm with Chiltern Railways

A leafy tropical environment is simulated inside large greenhouses. There are numerous free flying butterflies, a few free flying birds, a pool containing fish, and running water.

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