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Dear Sirs

We are arriving Heathrow airport on 1st Nov at 07.00 Am and will take a car and go to Leeds via Stratford upon avon. We would like to spend 3-4 hrs at Stratford

I have a 16 yr old daughter and 10 yr old nephew.

Could you please tell me

a) approx driving time to stratford from heathrow (london) airport

b) what is the best way to spend 3-4 hrs at Stratford. Is a walking tour a good idea ???

c) Where to park our car ??

Thnks in advance

Rgds Manish

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1. Re: stratford upon avon from London


You should allow 2 hours for the drive - it may take a little less to get here on a Sunday, however the roads will be very busy for your return journey towards London, and you should allow a little more on the way back.

Park your car in the Bridgefoot Car Park in the town centre (near the River). No point messing about with Park and Ride since your time is so limited.

I suggest that the best plan for your visit would be to walk up to and visit the Birthplace in Wood St, and then walk the "historic spine" to Holy Trinity Church, adding any extra attractions that your time, your interests, and the weather allow.

Good Luck!

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2. Re: stratford upon avon from London

Dear Lovelydale

Many thnks for the info. Do you think we would have time to see all the 5 shakespeare houses ?? Is it worth booking online ???

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3. Re: stratford upon avon from London

I don't think you'll have enough time to see all 5 Shakespeare houses/sites in only 3 or 4 hours. If you ride the hop-on, hop-off, you might have time to do a couple of the sites, perhaps 3 if you rush through. Last December, I had an afternoon, saw Anne Hathaway's cottage and Shakespeare's birthplace. I also did a little shopping at the Lakeland store, then it was off to catch the train back to London. If you want to do a walking tour, then probably seeing the Birthplace, etc. as lovelydave proposed is a good idea.

Since you have youngsters, I think you may want to include the birthplace and Mary Arden's house. I didn't get to visit the Arden house, but from what I've heard, it's a good place for the children.

I've found this to be a helpful website: www.visit-stratford.co.uk/contentok.php?id=34

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