A day out in: Stratford-Upon-Avon
I’ve been to Stratford-Upon-Avon a few times during my time at uni. If you haven’t been, it’s a lovely place to visit, and it’s fairly convenient to get to – there’s a direct train from Leamington every couple of hours. I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve done when I’ve been on day trips there.
Of course, Stratford-Upon-Avon is famous for being the place where Shakespeare lived, and it gets a lot of tourism because of that. There’s a few Shakespearian places that you can look around – I’ve been to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place, and Anne Hathaway’s cottage, and enjoyed looking around all of them. If Shakespeare or history is your thing, you’ll have a good day out in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
I didn’t know that this even existed before my friend told me about it a couple of weeks ago. I’ve since been, and it was really good. The room is absolutely full of butterflies, which fly around as you walk through – we even had some land on us.
It was really lovely, and I’d definitely recommend a visit.
The only thing I’d say is to be aware that it’s very warm in the butterfly farm – if you do visit, make sure you’re wearing layers!
Exploring the town
It might sound a bit dull, but Stratford-Upon-Avon is a really pretty place to just walk around. I’ve been there and not done anything but wander around the park, do some window shopping, and look in the charity shops. It definitely doesn’t need to be an expensive day out if you don’t want it to be.
Hopefully that’s given you some inspiration if you’re looking for a day out now that exams are (pretty much) done! If you do go, I hope you have a great time!