Hi - off to Stratford Upon Avon in a couple of days. OK - well we all know that it is very famous for William Shakespeare. However i am very interested in what else there is to see? Many people are very negative about this - and many say there is little else to see - i do not believe this - there has to be some things other than Shakespeare. Now in my FootPrint Britain book it mentions about the Teddy Bear Museum - this looks no longer here - which is a damn shame. Then I was following in the footsteps of Anne Wood - famous for Telletubies - but also Rosie and Jim - so i would like to go to the Canal where it was flimed - i think Rosie and Jim was great. On google maps you can go to the former home of The Ragdoll Shop and you go to streetview you will see Rosie and Jim looking out of the top window. So would like to follow in footsteps of Anne Wood - and any other notable people that have had an effect on the town. Then there may be other things to see in Stratford Upon Avon.
We are staying at the swan nest hotel for a w/e break. Has anybody stayed in a good room overlooking the river and what room number-s would be that be please. Note we are using Tesco vouchers!!!!
I heard that there is one (the name may be not exact) not far from Shakespere's House. Can anyone help with more details, may be address?
Hi I am presently in Bath and looking at visting beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon, what is the most economical way to travel there from Bath. Also looking for budget accommodation I have been told YHA is quite good, only problem they say is bus into Stratford is 4 pounds each way, would this be correct seems expensive. Can anyone advise on transport into town. Cheers
Hi - if anyone is going to Stratford before end of March 2010, I have a free ticket for Shakespeare's Birthplace (Worth £11 I think) @@ It must be used by 31st March. @@ It must be used by someone accompanied by one full-paying adult. Reply here and we can sort out how I post it to you - allow time for post! For information, it was given to me yesterday when I bought a "Subway" sandwich. FREE! (Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry". - Hamlet (Act I, Scene III)
Opposite the shakespeares birthplace heading back in direction of town we looked in a small jewellry shop selling pretty handmade jewellery. Can anyone tell me the name as I wanted to phone and order something. I've searched online but no luck. Thankyou Jill Pepper
What is the best and least expensive way to get from the Birmingham Tuesday? Thank you for your help.
Are the travelodge rooms comfortable for an adult to share a bed with a 12 year old? As I mentioned we are 2 adults traveling with a 12 year old boy and a twelve year old girl. Is Reddich far from Stratford? Birmingham? Thanks again..the replies have been so helpful.
You are all great...thanks for the great advice..how long a drive from Stratford to Heathrow? Warwick to Heathrow? London to each of them?
We're thinking of staying in the Holiday Inn in Stratford for a couple of nights. Any comments on the hotel? Also would appreciate any suggestions of places to go with Stratford as a home base. We are two adults traveling with two 12-year-olds. We think warwick castle would be good and maybe Alton Towers. Any ideas on these or other places? We will have a hired car.
We are headed to Stratford next weekend and have been several times before so we are trying to find things to do in the surrounding area. We were in the Cotswolds in April so not sure we want to go back - unless someone can recommend them in November? Bournville has been suggested. We would probably give Cadbury World a miss (being a big Green & Black's fan I couldn't really show my face there!) but would the town itself be worth a visit? What about Warwick? The castle is waaaay too expensive to visit but what about the town? I guess what I am trying to find is someplace that would be a nice day trip from Stratford where we can have a dander about and take photos and might have some lovely autumn colours. Any ideas?
I have about 2 days to see some Cotswold villages in September. I like the look of Chipping Campden and Broadway (and of course Stratford-upon-Avon) but am wondering if I am missing out on any other must sees. I am travelling with mum and we are more interested in short walks (less than 5 miles within villages or in the countryside), and looking at lovely houses, etc than being inside museums. We will have a hire car. Sorry to have to post this in the Stratford-upon-Avon section. I couldn't find a 'Cotswolds' section.
Hi, I've got a 9am flight booked from Birmingham on a Sunday morning. I've since discovered that not only does the bus outside my house not run into Stratford on a Sunday but the first train isn't until about 8am. Any bright transport ideas??
Hi,Has anyone stayed at the Boscote Guest Appartments?Do they provide you with basics to start you off in the kitchen? Thanks very much, clare
Hi I was just wandering if anyone could help me. I'm a student and I'm travelling with a friend to stratford for three nights and are looking for cheap accomodation preferably not too far from the town centre. Unfortunately everything I've found is way above our budget, do you have any suggestion of hotels/hostels?or sites that can be helpful? Thanks very much, clare
I was walking near the river tonight and spotted an injured canadian goose with a bad leg. It couldn't put weight on it and didn't look to be able to swim. Do people check the birds over at any time? I heard that they were looked after but wasn't sure if they just fed them. I hate seeing any animal hurt so hope that people do check them, because Stratford isn't the best at night and would hate for it to get hurt. Your response would be much appreciated. Kind Regards Caroline Wright
We're going to the theatre this Saturday to celebrate my mother's 87th birthday. Could anybody recommend a good restaurant for dinner after the show? Thanks in advance, Robin
Hello, I see on Hertz car rental's website that they have a pick-up office at 1 Abbey Road in Straford-on-Avon, but I can't find any evidence of that on Stratord's websites, including the official tourist site or the railway station's site, so I'm a little suspicious of Hertz's claim. :) Can anyone verify that there are Hertz cars typically available to hire near the rail station in Stratford? Thanks, Tara
I am looking for a nice hotel there is no cost limit. It is for my in laws they are over 60 and would like a hotel with maybe some entertainment in the hotel in the evening, but with in possible walking distance to everything as I would like them to just park the car up and not need it again until they are going home.
I am traveling with 4 12 year old children and was thinking of staying at the Holiday Inn Stratford..Is the place good for children? Has anyone stayed there that can give me any input on it? Thanks :-)
Hello....Has anyone stayed at a B&B called Monk's Barn Farm just south of Stratford. I am thinking about booking a 3 night stay there but would like to know a little bit more about the place. I would be grateful of any tips on B&B's in the area. Also I have heard of a place called the Shire Horse Centre. Is it worth a visit? Thanks in advance and cheers..............Louise
My husband and I had the time of our lives, way back in 1988, visiting with the locals at a Straford pub called the Fox Inn. They invitied us back again for 'Quiz Night'. I would love to take my kids there but don't remember where the pub is located. Does it even have the same name? Can anyone help? Thanks
Can anyone tell me if there is a laundry service located in or near Strafrod-upon-avon that we can drop off and pick up the same day? Looking for the same thing near the West End of London. What would this cost? Thanks, Debbie
Hi to all, I will be in Stratford mid May next year and am trying to organise an itinery for my UK holiday. Can anyone tell me if I can get some sort of tour either day or overnight to the Cotswolds from Stratford? Also if I hired a car how far is it to places such as Broadway or Evesham and how long would a drive take? One more thing.......Can I catch a train from Stratford to Scotland and if not which would be the nearest station? Thanks in advance.........I'm in a bit of a pickle about how to best see the Cotswolds in 3 days. Cheers..................Louise
Hi, does anyone know how to get from the Warwick Castle to Stratford-upon-Avon? I know they are just about 8 miles away but does anyone know if there's a local bus that runs btw the two places? Thanks so much!
Anybody wants the GBP 40 credit note for only GBP30? It'll be valid for 6 months (till about Feb 04). My friend stood me up on the trip and I don't need that credit note. Anyone wants it?
I am looking to rent a guest room in a home for the months of April and May, 2003, in either Stratford-upon-Avon or Telford. I need to be near public transportation in that I will not have a car. Does anyone have a recommendation as to how I can go about finding such accomodations? (Please keep in mind that I am making these arrangements from the U.S.) Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you, Camille
Hi everyone, I'm planning a trip to Straford-u-A in a couple of weeks and I'm wondering if anyone has good tips about things to do, places to eat, to stay, things we shouldn't miss,... I'd like some good info! Thanks, Adinda