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Schools and Education gROUPS

A range of stimulating walks and tours in Shakespeare’s historic Stratford upon Avon for national and international education groups – arranged at a time of your choice at competitive group rates.   Tours are suitable for School and Youth groups, Colleges, Universities, Language Schools and exchange visits and provide maximum educational value.

A day out in Stratford upon Avon offers many opportunities for students of all ages, to experience history and culture outside the classroom.  The following walks and tours will assist those studying Shakespeare, history, geography, culture, literacy, travel and tourism and more – not forgetting the social benefits and pure enjoyment experienced during a sightseeing or themed tour.  “It’s like walking through the pages of a history book”.

Risk assessments can be provided if required and Stratford Town Walk has public liability insurance.  Guides have strong presentation skills, are lively and entertaining and many have a background in education.  A written quiz can be provided for teachers to assist in lesson planning, before or after a visit.

The following information is a guide to the tour content, but please contact us to discuss your exact requirements.  You can call +44(0)7855 760377 between 9am and 6pm or contact us by email if you prefer.

Stratford Town Walk
Award winning guided walking tour around the historic streets of Stratford upon Avon.  Explore Stratford, its rich history, attractions and fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare.  Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps passing the Shakespeare town houses, Grammar School, Royal Shakespeare Theatres, Guild Chapel, Holy Trinity Church and much more. Hear informative and interesting stories of fire, flood, plague, medieval medical cures, old fashioned sayings and history of the town.  Duration 1 1/2 to 2hrs.

Stratford Coach Tour
Enjoy a guided panoramic tour from the comfort of your own coach.  The tour includes the historic town of Stratford upon Avon, passing the main sights including Shakespeare’s Birthplace, New Place, Hall’s Croft and Holy Trinity Church.  The tour continues out of town into the beautiful Warwickshire countryside passing through the villages of Shottery to see Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Wilmcote to see Mary Arden’s Farm.  The guide provides a lively, interesting commentary throughout the tour.  Stops for photographs and/or House visits can be arranged.  Duration 1-2 hrs (allow extra time for House visits).

Stratford Ghost Walk

“I could a tale unfold whose lightest word would harrow up thy soul…”  For entertainment with a difference, join Vincent, Edward or the Man in Black for a ghostly walk around the ‘haunted’ streets of Stratford.  It’s an evening of good old-fashioned story-telling with a chilly bite.  The guides are professional entertainers and deliver the tour in their own unique style.  Discover the ancient, creaky buildings seeping with sinister stories of ghosts, witches and murder most foul.  Hear about the witch of Sheep Street, an unsolved murder in the Churchyard, haunted hotels, plague and pestilence.  It promises to be a magical and ghostly evening.  Duration approx. 1 1/2 hrs.

Ghost Talk or Shakespeare Talk
A ghostly costumed guide will join you in the comfort of your Hotel/venue for an evening of ghostly stories from near and far.  The guide is a professional entertainer so there may be a touch of magic in the air.  Not for those of a nervous disposition!  Duration approximately 45 mins to 1hr.

Alternatively, enjoy an entertaining talk about Stratford’s rich history through fire, flood and plague.  Hear old-fashioned sayings and medieval medical cures wrapped up in a little Shakespeare.  Duration approx. 45 mins to 1hr.

All tours and activities can be arranged at a time convenient to you (morning, afternoon or evening) and are tailored to suit your requirements.  If you have a particular request we will be happy to accommodate you. Please contact us so that we can discuss your exact requirements and our special education rates.