Stratford upon Avon is most famous for being the birthplace of the famous playwright William Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare's birthplace and relatives' houses can be visited, as well as the Holy Trinity Church where he and his family are buried. Once you've finished exploring, why not relax and take a cruise on a dinner boat or take a nice stroll alongside the weeping willows beside the river.

Once you've finished embracing Shakespeare's former town, you can explore the other attractions that this Cotswold town has to offer. Play in Europe biggest butterfly farm and walk among 1600 butterflies of over 80 different species and finish off with a nice cup of tea and local baked treats at one of the many tea houses and eateries of the town.

Rail Europe Products that get you to Stratford-upon-Avon:

Warwick Castle, Oxford, Stratford and The Cotswolds

BritRail Passes (All which include England)

Getting there:

RoutingHow long by train?
London - Stratford-upon-Avon2hrs 16mins

photos of street signs and cottage in stratford