Stratford upon Avon  The birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon is steeped in culture and history. It is set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the River Avon. Using the Stratford district as a base, you can enjoy the delights not only of Shakespeare's hometown, but also of the nearby surrounding counties of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Enjoy Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds to the south, Worcester and the Malverns to the west, Warwick Castle and Henley in Arden to the north, all within an hour's journey of Stratford itself.Additional England travel information including vacation packages. 
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