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Connect Culture | December 17, 2017

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Stratford upon Avon - Connect Culture

Stratfrod is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, receiving about three million visitors a year from all over the world. The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratford’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre, one of Britain’s most important cultural venues. (More information from Wikipedia)


 When arriving in Stratford upon Avon consider:

Accessible/Disabled parking information
(from the District Council)

Railway station information with station plan attention please check information with the station because we have been told that apparently  information given by National Rail is not correct. Advice is to go through Warwick Parkway (9 miles away)

Buses through Warwick, Coventry and Leamington are X17, X18 (not on Sundays)

Stratford Town Services Route Map (Where to Catch your bus from Stratford)

Visitors with mobility issues might want to start with Shopmobility

Location: Bridgefoot car park, in the middle of Stratford-upon-Avon.Booking: Call in to Shopmobility or phone 01789 414534.
It is essential to book in advance and to reserve a parking space

Stratford upon Avon has an hop on hop off bus – according to the given information, –
City Sightseeing are able to offer certain buses with wheelchair access to the lower decks. Please call them for more details. Tel: 01789 412680

Stratford Upon Avon Gems

This information is provided for the occasional visitor. As one who has visitors from abroad, Stratford upon Avon is an obvious tourist attraction to visit and offers an extremely pleasant day trip. If visitors understand and appreciate Shakespeare, it would be ideal to combine with a visit to the excellent theatre.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RSC)

Access information

Information about the transformation of the theatre (video)

The busy canal walk next to the theatre is also popular with its many narrowboats. The waterside areas are bustling with tourists, walkers and people feeding the ducks. However, restaurants on the boats are not accessible for wheelchair users.

canal walk tourist information centre Cox's Yard

Access information for

Shakespeare's birthplace  garden  

Information about Stratford upon Avon:
Visit Stratford upon Avon (with Leaflets, Maps and Guides PDF for downloading)
Shakespeare Country
Discover Stratford
Acknowledgement – thank you to Elizabeth Dixon for offering kind suggestions and information for this page. Here is her accessible guide (PDF) to Stratford upon Avon


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