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Things to do in Stratford upon Avon

BEST WESTERN Grosvenor Hotel is located in the heart of Stratford upon Avon, less than three minutes walk from the main shopping and tourist attractions in our historic town.

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Stratford upon Avon is situated in the heart of the English midlands. A market town dating back to medieval times, Stratford is today most famous as the birthplace of the Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare. For further information visit or

Stratford Town Walk

Guided sightseeing walking tours in Stratford upon Avon – Winner of the Godiva Award for Best Visitor Attraction.  Stratford Town Walk has featured on television, radio and in many national and local magazines and publications. For further information visit

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company has been performing in Stratford for over a century and during that time has performed work with the country’s leading actors, directors and theatres. Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s dream are part of  the brand new productions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. For further information visit The hotel is now able to offer packages with theatre tickets included for many performances – please ask reservations for more details.

Warwick Castle

Imagine a totally electrifying, full day out at Britain’s Ultimate Castle. Where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history – come rain or shine. Experience the heat of battle at such close quarters you’ll almost smell the fear, as winners become true heroes and losers are confined to dark, dank dungeons to be forgotten for eternity. For further information visit Warwick Castle website.

Butterfly Farm, Stratford upon Avon

Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment. For further information visit

Shakespeare Houses and Gardens

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an independent charity that cares for Shakespeare’s heritage. It owns five Shakespeare Houses, Mary Arden’s, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Hall’s Croft, Nash’s House & New Place and Harvard House. For further information visit

Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire

The Heritage Motor Centre motor museum in Gaydon is home to the world’s greatest collection of British Cars! The motor car is over one hundred years old and is one of the world's most influential inventions. The Heritage Motor Centre motor museum in Gaydon tells it's story, from some of the very first cars to take to British roads, right up to the latest designs.  For further information visit

Further attractions and leisure facilities in the area worth visiting include:

Visit England - Romantic Stratford

Stratford-upon-Avon is one of England’s most romantic and culturally rich heritage cities, making it an ideal destination for a romantic break away. Within it lies award winning boutique hotels and the cultural heritage of William Shakespeare, along with a beautiful riverside setting. BEST WESTERN Grosvenor is proud to be taking part in the Visit England Romantic Stratford campaign by offering our Romeo & Juliet package - bookable direct online...
Read more about the Visit England Romantic City Breaks and Getaways.