Famous for being the birthplace of 16th century playwright and poet William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is more than just a tourist hotspot.
Situated in the West Midlands within easy reach of Birmingham and the Cotswolds, this medieval market town is surrounded by the beautiful countryside in Warwickshire.
Packed with charming Tudor buildings, the history-rich town which lies on the banks of the River Avon is ideal for anyone who loves the countryside but wants the convenience of cosmopolitan living.
Recently voted one of the Times’ Best Places to Live in the Midlands, the idyllic riverside town boasts a selection of bars, restaurants, shops and cafes to keep you occupied.
Take your pick from a selection of top-class restaurants and eateries, including the Michelin-starred, Salt, which has been delivering its unique brand of fine-dining to locals throughout the pandemic and has begun opening up in line with guidance.
For families, Stratford-upon-Avon is home to a number of excellent schools including the boy’s grammar school King Edward VI School, which received an Outstanding rating in its most recent OFSTED report.
With the train to Birmingham taking only 50 minutes and six direct trains to London Marylebone a day, you are never too far from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Despite its growing size, Stratford-Upon-Avon has managed to preserve its community feel. Stratford Sports Club for example has more than 1,800 members, and each summer a family race-day is held at the racecourse.
And for any theatre aficionados, they can be sure to soak up the history of the town with regular performances at both the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre which are nestled by the River Avon.
For lovers of culture, history, countryside and convenience, Stratford-Upon-Avon offers everything you need and more.