Stratford-Upon-Avon is known locally as Stratford.  Stratford has a huge tourism trade due to the famous playwright and poet who was born and lived in the town, William Shakespeare.  There is a theatre group that has been formed to commemorate Shakespeare’s work, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) this group performs throughout the year in their theatre.  For more information on this theatre follow this hyperlink:

A great place for a family day out; visiting the Butterfly Farm and a boat trip along the River Avon are among our favourites.

Stratford is located 10 miles to the north of Chipping Campden and is very close to the beautiful Cotswolds.  Sheep production in the Cotswolds was a major part of the area, because of this Stratford became highly important for processing, marketing, and distribution of sheep and their wool.  As a result of this tanning, treating animal skin for production of leather became predominant in Stratford’s community.

The quaint town of Stratford-Upon-Avon has a lovely variety of tea rooms, restaurants and pubs and country inns.  The restaurants include places like The Stratford Limes Hotel and Keys and Kitchen, other restaurants can be found on this page: