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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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  • Hired a boat and did a bit of rowing in a lovely sunny day. So much to see along the banks of the Avon and a lovely tranquil experience  more »
  • Walked along here from the old town area to the church where Shakespeare is buried. Very scenic.....swans, couples rowing, pretty trees.  more »
  • A very pleasant afternoon spent in Stratford upon Avon. Busy place to visit this weekend due to annual celebrations of W Shakespeare's birthday . Plenty going on with lots of street theatre, music , p...  more »

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Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, has a wealth of hotels, guesthouses, country inns, and self-catering apartments. For big-name hotels, look no farther than the historical town center, where most of the area's big attractions are located. Stratford is also famous for its range of comfortable B&Bs, conveniently located in and around this compact town. If you're looking for something a little closer to nature and prefer the open air, consider exploring family-run hostels and working farms in the nearby countryside.
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