Getting around Stratford
The easiest way to get around the picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon is using your legs to take you in and out of the cobbled streets and find all the hidden gems, there are walking guides running through Stratford regularly,
Parking need not be a problem, plenty of options available - click here for more information
Open air bus tours
If you are looking for a slightly quicker way to see as much as Stratford-upon-Avon can offer , is to use one of the Sightseeing Open Air Buses, these buses will take you through the sights and on a sunny day in the open air you can soak up the atmosphere of the bards town.
The Sightseeing Open Air Buses allow you to see the following:
- Shakespeare's Birthplace
- Anne Hathaway's Cottage
- Mary Arden's House
- Hall's Croft
- Nash's House
- The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
- The Holy Trinity Church
- The Old 15th Century Grammar School where Shakespeare was educated
PLEASE NOTE: Routes can change depending on road works and unforeseen events, always check the City Sightseeing website before booking
Stagecoach run regular buses around Stratford and the surrounding area, please click here to view time table and bus information. as do Johnson's Bus and Coach Tours
The Shakespeare Express
Stratford to Birmingham Experience a trip to Brum reminiscent of times gone by! This regular summer Sunday express steam train service operates between Stratford-upon-Avon & Birmingham Snow Hill.
For timetables and fare information visit: www.shakespeareexpress.com/se.htm
* image from Shakespeareexpress.com
Get your river Legs!
Stratford-upon-Avon is the ideal place to get your river legs, you can hire Rowing Boats, canoes, outboard motor boats and other vessels to enjoy the avon.
"The Avon winds gently through the town, surrounded on both banks by green parkland and flower filled gardens. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church, containing Shakespeare's tomb, stand amidst the willow trees reflected in the river's shimmering water."
Avon Boating offer the following:
- Rowing Boats / Outboard Motor Boats
- Pleasure Punts and Canoes
- Watermen can be hired if required
They also offer Public River Cruises on our fleet of traditional vessels:
- Private Charter of Passenger Boats
- Hire of our exclusive Venetian Gondola
- Special Packages with top local pubs and restaurants for small or large groups
"Bancroft Cruisers is a privately owned family business situated on the beautiful River Avon at The Holiday Inn hotel in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon near to the historic Clopton Bridge.We are the only river cruise company on the River Avon to offer 45 minute River Cruises with our own on-board crew guide. We also specialise in pre-booked trips, corporate services and school parties"
Bancroft Cruisers offer 45 or 60 minute luxury cruises on a 'walk-on' basis, they also offer a range of group booking options and a cream-tea cruise on the RITA-ELLEN.
Hire a bike
Find your own Stratford-upon-Avon at the pace of a bike, get quickly from Attraction to Attraction or take a leisure cycle on the Stratford Greenway, a 5 mile traffic free cycle Path starting in Stratford.
Stratford bike hire
"Stratford Bike Hire is a cycle hire and cycle delivery service for Stratford upon Avon and the Midlands, including Leamington Spa, Coventry , the surrounding area of Warwickshire and the Cotswolds"
Hot Air balloons
What could be more exhilarating on a frosty but sunny October morning than a trip skywards to sample the unbelievable beauty of the Warwickshire countryside from a hot air balloon? Available April to end October, Monday to Friday. http://www.ukballoons.com