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Stratford has a rich heritage of culture and history, with a wealth of tourist attractions that bring people from all over the world to our fair town. And with the help of one of the most interactive tourist information services in the UK, you'll soon discover that it's Not Just Shakespeare that Stratford has to offer!
There's always a reason to visit Stratford - and it's 'Not Just Shakespeare'!
Stratford upon Avon has long been a 'Mecca' for tourists from the UK and overseas. Its history, culture, beautiful buildings, award winning attractions and famous connection to a certain iconic playwright means that a trip to the UK simply isn't complete without a visit to Shakespeare's birthplace.
However, there is much more to Stratford and the stunning surrounding towns, villages and countryside than the 'Bard of Avon'. Stroll down the streets of Stratford and fall in love with the half-timbered buildings, tearooms and canalside theatres; explore a little further and discover historic Alcester, the charming Henley in Arden, the famous Cotswold villages and a multitude of churches, country estates, gardens and family attractions.
Not Just Shakespeare is dedicated to bringing the magic of Shakespeare's county to life for visitors and locals alike. Its Visitor Information Centre in the centre of Stratford and extensive website provides you with all the information you need to find the many hidden gems this beautiful part of the world has on its doorstep, including:
10 things not to miss
48 hours of arts and culture
A week of exploring
Tourist attractions and museums
Theatres and nightlife
Eating and drinking
And because Not Just Shakespeare is a completely independent information service, you can be assured of totally impartial, honest advice.
Visitor Information Centre
Located in the heart of Stratford's historic town centre and open every day except Christmas Day, the Not Just Shakespeare Visitor Information Centre has everything you need to experience the very best this rich and diverse town and the surrounding county has to offer.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff can help with:
Accommodation and dining advice
Discounted attraction and theatre tickets
Details of local events, festivals and occasions
Local and national transport information
Brochures, guidebooks and maps
Open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm, the Centre can be found at:
STMO's Magic Alley
Stratford upon Avon
Phone: 0844 824 8600
Virtual Tour Guides
Discover Stratford's long and proud heritage by downloading a Virtual Tour Guide to your smartphone.
'In the Footsteps of William Shakespeare' is a circular tour of Stratford's key sights and attractions, which can be started anywhere on the route. Enjoy stunning photography, GPRS, simple directions and informative, entertaining history about the town delivered by local author and broadcaster, Dave Matthews.
Coming soon to a smartphone near you:
In the Footsteps of the Stratford Ripper, John Davis - ghost tour of Stratford
In the Footsteps of Piers de Gaveston - a dark history tour of Kenilworth
In the Footsteps of Jane Austen - Stoneleigh Abbey
In the Footsteps of Robert Dudley - a tour of Warwick and its castle
STMO Media Group
Not Just Shakespeare is enthusiastically owned by the STMO Media Group, otherwise known as 'Seek the Magic'. For the last 21 years, STMO has specialised in delivering a magical mix of fun, education and entertainment through its companies, which include:
Magic Alley and the Museum of Wizardology
- Evridor Publicity
- Unbelievable TV
Dark Arts Theatre Company
Gothic Ghost Hunt Company
The Stratford Ripper Experience
Please click here for further information about Magic Alley and the Museum of Wizardology.
Please remember to mention The Best of Stratford when contacting Not Just Shakespeare.
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