Stratford-upon-Avon is located in the rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon. It is the birthplace of the famous playwright and actor, William Shakespeare. Stratford was originally a village and it was inhabited by the Anglo-Saxons. In 1196, the town was granted a charter by Richard I to hold a weekly market, giving it market town status.
The town is steeped in culture and history, with it’s medieval layout and architecture. It is a popular tourist destination with approximately 2.5 million people visiting each year.
Students will have a walking tour around the town and then a chance to explore the park by the river and Stratford’s great shops!