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Being the birthplace of Shakespeare, it is no surprise that many of the attractions in and around Stratford-upon-Avon relate to the famous bard. Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's Farm, home of Shakespeare's wife and mother respectively, are both worth a visit. New Place, in the centre of Stratford, was Shakespeare's home for the last 19 years of his life and is renowned for its magnificent gardens.
Take a stroll through Stratford's charming streets to admire the beautiful period architecture, before heading down to the edge of the River Avon to watch the swans gliding across the water. Perhaps take a seat and unwind with an ice cream.
A little further out of town is Compton Verney art gallery, housed in a beautiful 18th-century building surrounded by grounds designed by the renowned landscape architect Capability Brown.
If you're in the mood to watch one of Shakespeare's plays then you'll never have a better opportunity. Head to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or the Swan Theatre next door to enjoy one of the RSC's excellent productions.
Alternatively, consider spending an evening discovering all about the darker side of the Stratford during a spooky ghost walk. Live music nights are a regular occurrence at No.1 Shakespeare Street, where you might be able to catch some local talent or perhaps a tribute band.
A diverse array of shops line the town's streets, with brand names and independent retailers all represented. Clothes shops, jewellery stores, coffee shops and book stores can all be found along Wood Street and High Street. Take a stroll down to the Bards Walk shopping arcade or along the numerous winding side streets to find antiques shops and galleries.
A farmers' market is held in Stratford twice a month and if your visit happens to coincide, then be sure to take a look at the fantastic range of local produce on offer.