Shakespeare's Stratford - a walking tour of the town

Tour Number

Activity Level

23692


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for teenagers interested in history and Shakespeare.

Friendly: Yes.
This tour is available for wheelchairs but may take longer than the 2 hours given.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A tour of the places familiar to William Shakespeare


On this tour we will explore historic Stratford-upon-Avon and see places familiar to William Shakespeare, including his birthplace, his school and the church where he worshipped and is buried. We will also visit the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre on the banks of the river Avon.

On this walking tour we go into Holy Trinity church to see William Shakespeare's grave and the Foyer of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. We do not go into any other attraction in Stratford. The birthplace and other attractions are within a short walking distance if you wish to visit them at the end of the tour.

Itinerary

During the walking tour we will see the places that Shakespeare knew, starting at his birthplace and working through his life to the place where he was buried. We will then walk along the side of the River Avon and end the tour at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The distance is 1. 3 miles / 2. 1 km.

Depending on your itinerary, we can then walk back to the starting point. The distance from the main car parks is about 1. 8 miles / 3 km.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet at a pre-arranged place in Stratford, e.g. the RSC Theatre, or at a local hotel, rail or bus station.
I often meet customers at one of the car parks. At Windsor Street for cars or at the Coach Park for larger vehicles.

End location: The tour will end at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or where we met unless otherwise agreed.

Duration: 2 hours

The standard tour takes 2 hours.

The tour can start at 10:00 or 14:00.

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

A walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon visiting the tudor houses and buildings that Shakespeare would have known.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 GB Pounds - It costs £3 to see Shakespeare's grave.
After the tour you can visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and two other houses for about £18 per adult.

What’s Extra

Entrance into houses, refreshments and incidentals.

Restrictions

I offer driving tours from Oxford, Banbury, Stratford and North Cotswolds. I can pick up from a hotel or station. I do not offer day tours from London but can pick-up and drop-off on longer tours.
For walking tours, I pick up within 15 miles of the start.

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