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Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds from London
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Stretching 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in Stratford, this scenic waterway passes through enchanting countryside in the very heart of England, cutting through the Forest of Arden and an area rich in Shakespearean history.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tow path” (11 reviews)
“lovely walk” (38 reviews)
“narrow boat” (13 reviews)
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Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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"tow path"
in 11 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 38 reviews
"narrow boat"
in 13 reviews
"boat trip"
in 35 reviews
"premier inn"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 17 reviews
"swans and ducks"
in 9 reviews
"sunny day"
in 19 reviews
"town centre"
in 20 reviews
"shakespeare's birthplace"
in 8 reviews
"locks"
in 102 reviews
"boats"
in 106 reviews
"wilmcote"
in 29 reviews
"towpath"
in 14 reviews
"wildlife"
in 39 reviews
"stratford"
in 142 reviews
"wawen"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whether its canal boats of all colours and sizes,the abundance of swans to watch and feed,or simply a stroll on the canal bank in the glorious sunshine,well this is the place to be. Not only is the canal bank nice to walk along,but the scenery...More

Thank freddiedoncaster
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose to walk along the canal towpath to Wilmcote (where Mary Arden's Farm is) it was a lovely walk with a number of locks along the way, always interesting when there are narrow boats going up and down. For April, there were butterflies, waterbirds...More

Thank Wanderwoman19
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's so lovely to take a walk along the canal in Stratford...... it's just wonderful on a sunny day. It's a busy place for tourists though, so don't leave too late to arrive for parking.

Thank Jo K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a stroll along the canal good day picked .but you can get a river boat as well.they had food stall by the canal.

Thank aphipps2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a hotel located next to the canal - unfortunately, we didn't manage to get a room with this view but we did spend some time outside watching some boats negotiating the locks. We also walked around the turning space near the theatre...More

Thank casswife
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As I walked along this winding canal, I saw many things that were picturesque. White swans, boats, locks, pathways, flowers, birds, budding trees and historic homes and gardens. No visit to this wonderful city should be taken without visiting this canal and walkway.

Thank Dave46033
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good walk (also a run if you want- 3 routes available). take a walk along the river, cross at the bridge & follow the route to Holy Trinity church (W.S tomb inside), the on to Halls croft. From there follow the signs...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not from Stratford but we do visit a lot. We enjoy walking by the canal on sunny days. Stratford is since a nice touristy place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful place for a nice stroll, especially in a warm weather. Clean, plenty of space for picnic, lovely views.

Thank Ieva E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all the Shakespeare about and the Hathaway history we tend to forget Stratford importance in the early industrial era of UK. As a hub of navigation the town has basins now full of pleasure craft, super tree lined waterways and populations of bird and...More

Thank Nightowl0808
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Mk2233
26 August 2016|
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Response from Juanito_Hayburg | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see or smell any, but we were only there for 26 hours...!
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Erin R
17 June 2016|
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Response from smita260 | Reviewed this property |
its a tiny village as far as I remember and picture perfect. just like hansel n gretel fairytale. gingerbread houses. dont think there is much of a stretch to choose from.
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JD1957
2 June 2016|
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Response from friendlytraveller22 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, we found parking very limited in fact we never found a car park but parked on the road alongside the river and kept returning to update our ticket. Maybe try citizens advice to locate a carpark to suit your needs Good... More
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