Stratford Town Walk
On Waterside, by the Swan fountain, opposite Sheep Street
Correspondence address: The End, The Nashes, Clifford Chambers, S.O.A. CV37 8JB
Tel : +44 (0)7855 760377 or +44 (0)1789 292478
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Certificate of Excellence, Tripadvisor, and Finalist in the Pride of Stratford Awards.
Guided walking tour around historic Stratford upon Avon every day of the year with a team of local professional guides. Explore Stratford, its history, attractions, and fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare. Lively, informative, interesting and entertaining. "a must do". "best £5 spent in England!!"
As you walk in Shakespeare's footsteps through the historic town, see the Shakespeare Houses, Royal Shakespeare Theatres, River Avon, 15th century timber framed buildings, Shakespeare's School, Guild Chapel and much more. The guided walking tour includes a visit to Holy Trinity Church to see Shakespeare's grave in the Chancel (small fee payable to the Church on the day). The Chancel visit is optional and subject to church opening times.
Guides tell fascinating stories of fire, flood, plague, medieval cures, old fashioned sayings and history of the town, all wrapped up with a little Shakespeare. Discover favourite tea houses, pubs, shops and restaurants. Don't forget your camera!
Meet by the swan fountain on Waterside, near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and opposite the fish & chip shop on the corner of Sheep Street. No need to book, just turn up, whatever the weather!
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri at 11am
Sat & Sun at 11am and 2pm
Christmas Day at 10.30am
check website for updates and additional walks)
The walk is wheelchair friendly. Under 8yrs FREE! Dogs are welcome. Duration approx. 2hrs.
Groups of 10+ please book in advance.
Each person is given a ticket with 5 tear-off vouchers. There is no sell-by date on the vouchers and they can be used to obtain discounts in Stratford at selected shops, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and attractions - example: the Butterfly Farm, MAD museum, Bancroft Cruisers 45 minute river cruise, 2for1 Shakespeare Houses entry, and more.
Stratford Town Walk Guides are available for private walks, group walks, and to join coach parties for panoramic tours of Stratford the Cotswolds or Oxford. Stops for refreshments, visiting attractions or shopping can be arranged. Please telephone to discuss your requirements.
For more information, or details of the entertaining magical Ghost Walk and Ghost Cruise please contact us:
Tel: 07855 760377 / 01789 292478
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Walk from the bottom of Bridge Street, along Waterside towards the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, keeping the gardens and canal basin to your left. The guided walks start opposite Barnaby's fish & chip shop at the junction of Sheep Street, by the Swan fountain (2 silver swans on the top)
By Public Transport
Stratford upon Avon train station is a 10-15 minute walk from the walk meeting place.
Stratford Town Walk facilities include:
- In town/city centre
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Outdoor event/attraction
- Guided tours available for groups
- Guided tours available for individuals
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for young children
- Group discounts available (min group size)
- Groups accepted
- Pets accepted (other than service dogs)
- Special group rates
Stratford Town Walk accessibility includes:
- Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
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