Make the most of your visit to Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon by joining the award-winning guided walking tour with local professional guides - 365 days a year - yes, even Christmas Day!
"a must do" "best use of £5 spent in England!" "if you do anything in Stratford, do this first!!"
Lively, entertaining and interesting, the guided town walk is a great way to explore Stratford its history, attractions and fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare. It is wheelchair friendly. Dogs are welcome!
Meet by the yellow sign close to the Swan fountain, on Waterside, near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and opposite the junction of Sheep Street.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur at 11am
Fri at 2pm
Sat & Sun at 11am and 2pm
Christmas Day at 10.30am
Over 65's and students £4
Children (under 16) £2
Under 5's FREE!
Duration approximately 2hrs
There is no need to book, just turn up, whatever the weather and pay the guide on arrival!
(Booking is required for school/college groups and groups of 10 or more, to ensure the group size is not too large for one guide. In the unlikely event too many people turn up for a walk, the guide will call for a backup, or if a back up is not available, restrict the numbers attending).
Use the vouchers attached to your ticket to obtain discounts at a range of shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions (e.g. '2 for 1' Shakespeare House tickets).
As you walk in William Shakespeare's footsteps from cradle to grave, along the historic spine of ancient Stratford, your guide will unravel the Shakespeare story. You will see the houses connected to William Shakespeare and his family - The Birthplace, Nash's House and the site of New Place, and the beautiful Hall's Croft. If you have free time after the walk, you may wish to visit the houses and take advantage of a special discount offered to Stratford Town Walk customers.
Other highlights include the picturesque River Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Theatres, 15th century timber-framed buildings, Guild Chapel, Shakespeare's grammar school and a visit to Holy Trinity Church. See where William Shakespeare is buried in the Chancel and find out why there is a 'curse' on his grave. There is a small additional fee to enter the Chancel (payable to the Church on the day), but the Chancel visit is optional, subject to Church opening times, and can be decided on the day. Discover the american connections and the unique collection of lampposts from around the world.
Hear fascinating stories of plague, flooding and fires, medicines to kill or cure, the origins of sayings and Stratford's history, wrapped up with a little Shakespeare. Discover favourite tea houses, pubs and restaurants ...and don't forget your camera.
During your visit make use of the tear-off discount vouchers on your ticket to save money in Stratford at specially selected shops, restaurants pubs and attractions e.g. amazing offer of '2 for 1' tickets for the Shakespeare Houses. There is no sell-by date on our vouchers, so you can return to Stratford again and again... More info see Discounts
Whatever the weather!
The Town Walk goes ahead whatever, the weather, so please dress accordingly. The walk is classed as 'easy', walking boots/shoes are not necessary, but comfortable footwear is advisable. There may be occasions when the footpaths are wet, or slippery with ice or snow.
The Town Walk is risk-assessed and every effort is taken to ensure the safety and comfort of all customers. However, customers participate at their own risk and must make their own decision about suitability.
The Town Walk takes about 2hrs, but the duration will be determined by the size of the group. Customers can leave the walk at any time.
We very much look forward to seeing you on our walk. Look out for the guide, near the fountain, by our yellow sign (see pic at top of page).