There are many things to explore in Stratford-upon-Avon, which is why visitors flock back every year to discover more.
Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
A town synonymous with William Shakespeare.
Every visit to Stratford would not be complete without finding out more about the English poet and playwright that makes it famous. Shakespeare's Birthplace allows you to visit the house where the world’s most famous playwright was born and grew up to discover more about his early years.
Other must see Shakespeare locations include Hall's Croft (home to William's daughter), Nash's House and New Place (the last chapter in his life), Anne Hathaway's cottage (a romantic setting) and Mary Arden's Farm (the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother)
The greatest show
Another must is the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company.
Stratford has many famous events, including Shakespeare's birthday celebrations, but there are many family events being staged throughout the year. Find out the latest events here.
Shopping, eating and resting
Stratford Town Centre hosts a diverse range of shops, restaurants and accommodation. The best of Stratford-upon-Avon can't be seen in a day so why not make a weekend of it.
Parking and Public Toilets in Stratford-upon-Avon
There are a number of car parks and toilets in Stratford which can be seen on our town centre map. For free and convenient parking consider the park and ride.
The Stratford-upon-Avon District Council monitor CCTV. Cameras are located around the town centre 24 hours a day. Alongside this, over 100 businesses are connected via the Radio Link Scheme ensuring that the Police and CCTV and local businesses work together to ensure your visit is a safe one.
The Shopmobility unit is in Bridgefoot car park, in the middle of Stratford-upon-Avon. This is a free service which provides powered scooters and wheelchairs for hire. Whether it’s long term or short term, for holidays, visitors, residents or those with temporary injuries, Shopmobility can help you to make the most of your time in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The opening hours are 9.00am until 4.30pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays and 10.00am until 3.00pm on Mondays. Closed on Bank Holidays. If possible, please book in advance to ensure that a scooter or chair is available and to reserve a parking space. This can be done by calling into the Shopmobility unit or by telephoning 01789 414534.
+ 44 (0)1789 414534
Local taxi (007)
+ 44 (0)1789 414007
Local police station
+ 44 (0)1789 414111