We saw Stratford-upon-Avon in two ways... by hopping off and on a sightseeing bus, plus by doing loads of walking.
The bus picks you up at points all over the town and comes along every 15 to 30 minutes.
Our trip took around an hour from start to finish, we then did it again but this time, hopped on and off at places we wanted to see.
This is handy as some places, like Mary Arden's House and Anen Hathaway's Cottage, are out of town and a tad far to walk. We do have a car but decided to go by bus.
The commentary is electronic and informative. They provide a good service!
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
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Get here in an hour from London
The drive to Startford takes about an hour by car/straight coach. The M 40 is the efficient direct route to town, to get into greater Warwickshire. Then, take the A 46 at Longbridge Island (between Warwick and Stratford)
- Road Trip
Car Parking – Bridgeway
Leisure Centre Car Park (Formerly Riverside)
Located about 10 minutes from the town centre the car park has the added bonus of passing the Tourist Information Centre and the Waterside, this is an open-air car park with toilets.
Pay and Display
Capacity: 625 cars
Sunday to Saturday: 24 Hours
3 Hours: £3.00
Bridgeway, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YY
- Road Trip
Car Parking – Park and Ride
Northern Park and Ride – Wood Street
The Stratford Park and Ride (Bishopton) has free parking all day for park and ride users, with buses every 15 minutes which go directly to Stratford Town Centre. The car park is a secure site with CCTV and supervisors always on site. Stratford Parkway Station is conveniently sited next to the Park and Ride making it convenient for rail users to catch the bus into the centre of town.
Monday to Saturday: 7.30 am to 11.30 pm
Sunday: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm
Return Ticket: £2.00
Bishopton CV37 9QY
- Road Trip
Hop on Hop Off
Guide Friday provides the standard hop on hop off double decker tours around Stratford. Ticket prices may offer entrance discounts to some attractions. nearly all are Shakespeare related.
British Waterways' Canals
If you have the time a holiday on the canals of England can be restful, stress free and relaxing but if you need to get back to London for your flight leave plenty of time to check in...
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