Steeped in history and culture, Stratford upon Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare, set on the banks of the river Avon. When you rent a caravan near Stratford upon Avon, in the astounding Warwickshire countryside, you will be spoilt for choice with places to visit and caravan parks to choose from, for your holiday stay.
The home of William Shakespeare
Literature lovers may make a pilgrimage to visit the birthplace of the author’s former home, to the homes of his many family members including his wife, Ann Hathaway and her family’s cottage, as well as the museum dedicated to him, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Building.
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
A Grade II listed building dating back to 1932, with a main auditorium and seating curving around the stage for best audience participation. Book and take a ”Behind the Scenes” or a “Front of House” tour, learn about the origins of the theatre and the making of the many productions that take place throughout the year. If you feel brave enough, after the evening performance has finished at the Theatre, go on an “After Dark Tour” and learn about the Grey Lady or the RSC phantoms that tread the boards late at night.
Enjoy a river cruise
The River Avon is used for many water activities, hire a small power boat or row your way along the scenic route, where many people love to stroll along the river banks under the willow trees. Evening cruises are a special treat if you take dinner too, let someone else take the helm as you sip your cocktails under the stars.
The Chain Ferry
One of the last of its type in Britain, the Old Chain Ferry crosses the river Avon from one side to the other in a journey time of just a few minutes. To be fair you could probably walk across one of the bridges at a quicker speed, but why not let the ferry person crank the handle and take you across the river in old-fashioned style.
Listed as a World Heritage site, the Palace and Grounds at Blenheim are a wonder to behold from the magnificent Great Hall to the elaborately decorated State Rooms, all worthy of a visit. Enter the Palace through huge, imposing wooden doors and walk into a world of days- gone-by, marvel at the Blenheim Tapestries and the priceless porcelain possibly used by Sir Winston Churchill who once lived at Blenheim.
The MAD Museum (Mechanical Art and Design)
Here you will find a hidden gem, with many interactive displays for adults and children alike, to view an exhibition of the work of Heath Robinson and his witty devices. Also on display are many examples of kinetic art and automata from pioneering artists all around the world.
When you rent a caravan near Stratford upon Avon, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, you are guaranteed a pleasant journey here with easy rail, road and airport access.