Discovering the Secrets of Stratford Upon Avon

By: Adam Singleton

Short weekend holidays are becoming a popular way to get away from it all while you wait for that week or two you've booked off from work. Whether you're making the most of a bank holiday weekend or simply taking an extra day or so off from your job, Stratford upon Avon is the ideal destination because it looks stunning and has lots to offer visitors - whatever the English weather decides to throw at you.

Perhaps the most popular sights to see on long weekends in the area are the Shakespeare properties. You can go four hundred and fifty years back in time to visit the house where Shakespeare was born, and enjoy a leisurely journey in and around the area to visit the other four houses which are open to the public, including that of his wife - the picturesque Anne Hathaway's cottage.

You can also take a stroll through the town itself and wander along the straight streets that first came into being over eight hundred years ago. You may also see the Holy Trinity church, which marks Shakespeare's final resting place.

Stratford upon Avon is also home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, and regular performances of his plays draw in many tourists every single year.

But whether you are a fan of William Shakespeare or not, you'll still find plenty to do on weekend breaks to the area. If you want to spend a few days unwinding and enjoying the best that England's countryside has to offer, a walk along the winding River Avon as it passes through Stratford upon Avon is just the ticket to while away an hour or two.

There are several reasons for the popularity of Stratford upon Avon, apart from the obvious connection with William Shakespeare. Its stunning architecture and scenery set it apart as a classic example of a location that brings history into the present day and blends it seamlessly with more modern buildings. It is an extremely popular destination for people all over the world, not to mention Britons looking for somewhere relaxing to escape from the fast paced world we live in.

Stratford upon Avon also appeals to most people due to the versatility of places to stay. Whether you'd like to pitch a tent in the nearby Cotswolds, or stay in a traditional country inn near the town itself, you're bound to find the perfect hideaway to use as a base for your long weekend break.

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