For a walk around town join the Stratford Town Walk which departs from the Swan Fountain every morning at 11:00am and at weekends every 11:00am and 2:00pm. The guides are excellent, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and witty and for those interested in the supernatural they also offer a Ghost Walk. In addition, there is a pleasant unguided Riverside Walk along the banks of the river Avon. For details click on the above links.
John Harvard (1607-1638), a founder of Harvard University in the USA, never actually lived in Stratford but his mother did and it was her father, Thomas Rogers (1540-1611), who owned this house in the High Street. He was a fellow burgess on the Stratford Town Council to John Shakespeare, William’s father. Harvard University now owns the building and sometimes it is open to the public but it is worth a visit whether it is open or not as the building’s façade is a fine piece of Tudor architecture.
Though eccentric, this museum has nothing to do with sanity. It is the Mechanical Art & Design Museum of Stratford found in Henley Street. For full details concerning this intriguing museum visit the MAD Museum's Website.
Stratford is home to Britain’s largest tropical butterfly farm. Cross the Tramway Bridge over the Avon heading towards Swan’s Nest Road and the entrance is slightly to the right further down the road. To see what lepidopterology delights the farm offers visit The Butterfly Farm Website.
Join one of the cruise boats that departs on a regular basis from Bancroft Gardens next to the Royal Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, or hire a rowing boat, or a motor boat, to explore the River Avon. To see the choices available, visit the Avon Boating Website.
Bikes are for hire at the Greenway which is a few minutes’ walk from the Adelphi. For full details visit the Stratford Bike Hire Ltd Website
Stratford’s unique tea room/café awaits those who need refreshments while they explore the town. Relax in WWII surroundings but without the restrictions of rationing. For full details visit The Fourteas Website.