How Do You Take A Canal Vacation In Shakespeare Country?
Taking in parts of Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa and Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Country is the real gem of the English Midlands–filled with rolling hills and quaint little towns. It’s where world famous playwright William Shakespeare was born, lived, worked, died and is buried and where visitors can find a wealth of museums, houses and gardens all dedicated to the life of the great bard. Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to begin your holiday. You can reach the town easily by coach, train or car and it’s about a 1 1/2 hour drive from London. Trains from the capital to Stratford take about 2 hours, and you can book tickets from National Rail (see Resources below). Get in touch with Stratford’s local tourist board who will be able to supply you with the details of canal boat hire companies. If you’re planning your holiday during the summer, book your boat well in advance, as they get booked up long before the warm months. Ask the hire company to give you a