Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and is unsurprisingly steeped in culture and history. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK.
School trips to Stratford upon Avon are an inspired choice because it gives students the chance to visit to the famous Swan Theatre, a modern theatre space based on the design of playhouses in Elizabethan England, as well as Shakespeare's Birthplace and Holy Trinity Church, his actual burial location.
Behind the Scenes Tour - Royal Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare's House Pass
Shakespeare's Birthplace Workshops
Royal Shakespeare Comapny Workshops
Falstaff's Experience; Tudor World
Holy Trinity Church
Popular Stratford-upon-Avon Itinerary
Arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon by coach.
Take a Guided Walk around the historic streets of Stratford upon Avon and explore its history and attractions.
Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace Museum.
Take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Spend the day at a Royal Shakespeare Company Workshop exploring the creative decisions around current and past productions.
Take a Guided Walk themed on William Shakespeare.
Board the coach for the journey back to your school.
Top Tips from Our Travel Experts
"What better place for a group to study the works of Shakespeare, than in the place of Shakespeare’s birth?! Not only is Stratford-Upon-Avon perfect for English/Drama students with the RSC theatre workshops and plays available, and tours of Shakespeare’s previous homes, it’s also packed with Culture and history in a beautiful setting, just on the river Avon. You could even finish your day off with a Ghost walk, if you’re feeling brave enough!"