How can you be in England and not pay homage to the bard? Stratford-upon-Avon needs to be on everyone's travel list not only because of its connection with William Shakespeare but also for being a prime example of the 'quaint and charming English village'. And it also boasts of having one of the oldest pubs in the UK. Just saying. (Things to do - 15 Must-Visit Places in England #Part2)
Day 5: Stratford-upon-AvonWhen in UK, a visit to the birthplace of the Shakespeare seems quite natural. From London’s Paddington Station, you will get train to Stratford-in-Avon. Start your tour of this riverside town by stopping at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and purchasing a global ticket. In the afternoon, visit Shakespeare's Birthplace; Holy Trinity Church, where he is buried; and Hall's Croft, where his daughter, Susanna, lived.
A small town in Warwickshire, England, Stratford-upon-Avon is as accessible as it is spotless. The birth-town of English playwright and poet Shakespeare, travellers with mobility issues count it amongst the most accessible places in the world. Even though most attractions in the town date back to the 15th century, you still won't have any problem getting inside and roaming around. All tourist attractions and the town centre are easy to access and streets have levelled cobblestones, low kerbs and flat pavements making the whole town wheelchair-friendly.Handy tips:• This guide has routes and maps on the accessible areas of Stratford-upon-Avon• Canal and River Tours offer wheelchair ramps and access lifts on their boat• There is free parking for the disabled outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
For example, from London (Marylebone), a journey can be as low as £6 one way if you choose the right time. If nothing looks cheap, try looking up the price from your destination to Birmingham - strangely, it will sometimes me much cheaper to buy a ticket to Birmingham and then a separate one to Stratford-upon-Avon, rather than buying one ticket. This, of course, makes no sense, but there we go - I paid £17 + 7 from Pwllheli, rather than the £56 I was quoted when I searched for Pwllheli-Stratford.
Next, we drove to Stratford Upon Avon for dinner.