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The River Avon Trail, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Stretch your legs on The River Avon Trail, running along both sides of the famous river. Choose a walk along the north bank to see the renowned Royal Shakespeare Theater and the world-famous Holy Trinity Church, noted for being Shakespeare’s burial place. A walk along the south bank takes visitors through the recreation grounds, where local brass bands often hold their performances. You can sit on the grass, soak up the atmosphere, mingle with the locals, and enjoy a light picnic lunch, while the music plays in the background.  The more adventurous walkers can take a path from Lucy Mill out into the surrounding countryside. To get even farther out, rent a bike and cycle along the traffic-free Stratford Greenway. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Use our Stratford-upon-Avon trip generator to visit The River Avon Trail on your trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Leaving the barge lock and walking out alongside the river (opposite RSC), there is plenty of wildlife and flora to see. Buildings are left behind and woodland, fields and open spaces soon come into v...  more »
  • While there is plenty to do in Stratford on Avon, you really should make time for this walk. It is not a strenuous trail and you can navigate the distance to suit all levels of fitness. The walk itsel...  more »
  • Loved teaching kids about locks, liked watching rowers and swans. Lovely countryside river stroll even in winter.