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Driving to Stratford

A Motorists guide to Stratford - directions, parking and more



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Stratford-Upon-Avon is most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. As such there are plenty of attractions devoted to him which attract many tourists each year. Aside from tributes to the literary genius, Stratford has much to offer in terms of countryside, art, and history.
Shakespeare’s birthplace is one of the most famous landmarks in Britain. Furnished with Elizabethan furniture, the Visitor’s Centre also has an exhibition which details Shakespeare’s life. Shakespearience is a tour which recounts the life of the writer with modern technology and special effects. Historic locations in Stratford are featured, and Shakespeare’s voice is portrayed by an actor. Highlights of some of his most famous plays are also part of the tour.

His burial place can be seen at the Holy Trinity Church, which has also become a place of pilgrimage for fans. Though admission to the church is free, those wishing to see his grave are requested to make a donation.

Another tour is provided in the shape of the Falstaffs Experience, which takes place in the supposedly haunted Shrieves House Barn. The tour covers the history of Stratford; there is also a night version featuring a medium.

The famous Teddy Bear Museum recounts – you guessed it – the history of the teddy bear, and contains the bears once owned by Barbara Cartland, and quite bizarrely, Edwina Currie and Jeffrey Archer. Famous bears Sooty, Pudsey, and Paddington Bear are all featured here.

Finally, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is worth a visit, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. The venue itself is a Grade II listed building.

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Speed limits around Stratford

Speed Limits

Motorway: 70 mph
Dual Carriageway: 70 mph
Rural: 60 mph
Urban: 30 mph

Distances from Stratford to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Stratford
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

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Birmingham, England35 km (22 miles)

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Silverstone Circuit, England48 km (30 miles)

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Alton Towers, England89 km (55 miles)

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Bath, England101 km (63 miles)

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Stonehenge, England113 km (70 miles)

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Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest, England117 km (73 miles)

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Centre Parcs Longleat Forest, England117 km (73 miles)

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Thorpe Park, England120 km (75 miles)

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Cardiff, Wales128 km (79 miles)

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London, England132 km (82 miles)

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Manchester, England148 km (92 miles)

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Centre Parcs Elveden Forest, England162 km (101 miles)

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Centre Parcs Whinfell Forest, England279 km (173 miles)

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Dublin, Ireland331 km (206 miles)

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Bruges, Belgium356 km (221 miles)

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Lille, France372 km (231 miles)

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Centre Parcs Port Zélande, Netherlands384 km (238 miles)

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Belfast, Northern Ireland386 km (240 miles)

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Rotterdam, Netherlands423 km (263 miles)

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Centre Parcs Les Bois-Francs, France427 km (265 miles)

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Edinburgh, Scotland429 km (266 miles)

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Antwerp, Belgium434 km (270 miles)

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Glasgow, Scotland441 km (274 miles)

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Brussels, Belgium444 km (276 miles)

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Amsterdam, Netherlands448 km (278 miles)

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Cork, Ireland465 km (289 miles)

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Paris, France471 km (292 miles)

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Derry, Northern Ireland474 km (294 miles)

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Centre Parcs Belle Dune, France482 km (299 miles)

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Centre Parcs De Eemhof, Netherlands483 km (300 miles)

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Disneyland Paris, France486 km (302 miles)

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Centre Parcs De Kempervennen, Netherlands499 km (310 miles)

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