1. Explore the RSC
Dedicated to the one and only William Shakespeare, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre sits proudly on the banks of the Avon for everyone to see. A main tourist attraction, with behind the scenes tours, panoramic views of Stratford from the tower, a stylish restaurant and an iconic auditorium for you to experience the historical plays for yourself, you could spend a whole day here and we recommend it.
2. Taste award winning coffee
Produced near Stratford upon Avon by husband and wife team Chris and Anne, local cafes Box Brownie and Bouche Bakehouse are just a few local businesses that stock this award winning coffee for visitors to enjoy. Monsoon Estates has been listed in the Great Taste 2016 Top 50 Foods list and The Great Taste Golden Fork for the best food or drink in East Anglia and the Midlands, this is coffee you have to try!
3. Take a canal cruise along the river
If you’re lucky enough to visit in the summer months, you can hire out a wooden rowing boat or a motor boat and take a ride along the river by yourself, but all year round (weather permitting) you can hop on a canal river cruise which will tell you some history of this historical town and let you enjoy the beautiful wildlife and scenery along the Avon.
4. Stroll around the Butterfly Farm
Fun for people of all ages, the Stratford Upon Avon butterfly farm is a tropical oasis all year round, from the onset you are greeted with beautiful gardens. The farm itself is situated in large greenhouses you will not only find exotic butterflies flying around but lots of birds, insects and reptiles to capture your attention.
5. Ride the big wheel
You don’t have to go as far as Blackpool to enjoy a whirl on a ferris wheel anymore. Stratford Upon Avon now has its very own! A fairly new addition to the town, the big wheel measures around 34 metres in height and will spin you around three times. From the highest point and on a clear day, you can see the entirety of Stratford’s skyline.