Stratford-upon-Avon  is a market town and civil parishes in England in south Warwickshire, England. It lies on the River Avon, Warwickshire, south east of Birmingham and  south west of the county town, Warwick. It is the main town of the Stratford-on-Avon (district), which uses the term "on" to indicate that it covers a much larger area than the town itself.
The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, receiving about three million visitors a year from all over the world.  The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratford's Royal Shakespeare Theatre, one of Britain's most important cultural venues.

Why visit?

  • The Stratford Butterfly Farm is home to a variety of exotic butterflies, as well as other insects and reptiles.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of the world-renowned playwright and poet, William Shakespeare. Visitors can explore the house where he was born, as well as the church where he was baptised and buried.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon is home to a variety of restaurants, pubs, and cafes, offering a range of local and international cuisine.