Notoriously pretty and creatively inspiring, Stratford Upon Avon is arguably best known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. That’s not its only great asset however. A popular destination for many a spa goer, this enchanting West Midlands market town on the River Avon has a wealth of attractions for spa days and spa breaks.
History is a dominant factor in the style of Stratford Upon Avon, with many of tis most popular activities hinging on the past. The river and the natural beauty that it supports is also a major draw. Visitors on spa weekends delight in peaceful boat trips, museums and a gin distillery. Take in a play at The Royal Shakespeare Company, head to Shakespeare’s Birthplace or visit the 500-year-old cottage of Anne Hathaway, a.k.a Mrs Shakespeare, family trips should certainly include the Butterfly Farm, and weekends with friends wouldn’t be complete without a little shopping at the Canal Basin.
Spas and spa hotels in and around Stratford Upon Avon are an attraction in their own right. For example, the 16th century Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, is an enchanting Tudor property surrounded by pretty gardens. The Welcombe Hotel is also a favourite - a treat for couples and groups of friends, with pretty gardens and a contemporary spa.