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
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Stratford-upon-Avon is from January to April and June
How To Reach
Book a Package Tour
Non-Shakespeare things: Hmmm, well. There are a couple of other things to do here, such as visiting the MAD Museum, Magic Alley, the Tudor Museum or the Butterfly Farm.... at night, you can also check out Ghost Tours for around £6. However, for the budget traveller, the main thing I'd suggest is taking some nice walks.
Royal Shakespeare Company
Still, after living here for the last year, I've been able to see that it is possible to visit Stratford and do a lot of the usual touristy stuff – seeing a Shakespeare play at the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre, visiting his birthplace, possibly even doing something non-Shakespeare (Heaven forbid!) – without breaking the bank too much. I want to point out that nowhere has asked me to advertise them, and I am receiving no compensation whatsoever for any endorsements that I may seem to give! Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, these are my suggestions for a "budget" weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon: