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What To Expect
A vibrant, compact town boasting a rich architectural heritage, the list of things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon is as impressive as it is varied. Delightful shops and top-quality restaurants and pubs line the medieval streets, all within walking distance of the scenic River Avon, and surrounded by wonderful Warwickshire countryside.
Young and old, first-time visitor or returning holidaymaker, there is a little something for everyone in Shakespeare's hometown.
Stratford-upon-Avon is well-known for being the place of birth of William Shakespeare, generally recognized as the English language's greatest-ever writer. Having been brought up and schooled in the town, the imprint the dramatist has left on the area is significant. There are five 16th century houses in and around Stratford related to Shakespeare that you can visit, including Hall's Croft and Anne Hathaway's Cottage.
Alternatively, you may wish to take a stroll round the beautiful Holy Trinity Church, where the 'Bard of Avon' was buried in 1616. Our bus tours take you to all the major Shakespeare attractions and things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Our hop on hop off tours are the ideal way to see the sights in Stratford-upon-Avon. With departures every twenty minutes in summer, you never have to wait long. The open top buses stop off at all of the major attractions in Shakespeare country, meaning you're unlikely to run out of time or miss out on a must-see point of interest.
And with the possibility of benefiting from the knowledge of a live guide for large parts of the year, thereby assisting you to plan your day or week in the town, you'll never be short of things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Stop 1 - Avon Boating
Stop 2 - Shakespeare's Birthplace and the Shakespeare Centre
Stop 3 - Market Square and American Fountain
Stop 4 - Nashs House, New Place, Guild Chapel and Harvard House
Stop 5 - Royal Avon and Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stop 6 - Hall's Croft, Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare's Grave
Stop 7 - Evesham Place
Stop 8 - Alcester Road
Stop 9 - Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Stop 10 - Maybrid Shopping Centre
Loop duration: 55 minutes / 90 minutes (from April 2017- March 2018)
Frequency: 20 minutes (summer) / 30 to 60 minutes (winter)
Pre-recorded English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, German and Kid's Commentary. English live guide is available on some departures from March - October
24-hour or 48-hour hop on hop off ticket
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
- It is necessary to print the confirmation voucher for this tour. The bus driver will not accept vouchers shown from a mobile device.
Children below 5 years old are free of charge.
You may choose to hop on the bus at any stop along the route and exchange your voucher there.
Due to road works, this tour cannot serve some stops until further notice.
Some stops are by request only. Please signal to the driver if you wish to board or get off.
All ticket validities are for consecutive hours/days from first use.
A 1-day ticket is valid only for the day of redemption.
The same principle applies for a 2-day/ 48-hour (or more) ticket.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.