The Town Walk

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.


Harvard House

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.


The MAD Museum

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.


The Butterfly Farm

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.


River Trips and Boat Hire

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.


Bike Hire

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


Horse Racing

The Stratford Race Course is a twenty-minute walk from the Adelphi while the Cheltenham Race Course is a little over an hour’s drive away. Visit the above websites for further details.



The Fourteas Tea Room

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.

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