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Make the most of your visit to Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon by joining the multi award-winning guided walking tour. 
Established in 2002 the Town Walk goes ahead every day, even Christmas Day!  It’s entertaining, informative and fun. 
“a must do” “absolutely brilliant”  “if you do anything in Stratford, do this first!!”

The Town Walk is a lovely way to explore Stratford, its history, attractions and fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare.  Whether you are a local or visitor this highly acclaimed walking tour offers a unique way to create lasting memories as you immerse yourself in the beauty of Stratford.  Suitable for all.  Wheelchair friendly.  Dogs are welcome!

Walks 365 days a year

– Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri at 11am
– Sat at 11am and 2pm
– Christmas Day at 10.30am 

Duration approximately 2hrs

BOOK ONLINE (click red button – BOOK NOW)
(small booking fee added for online bookings) OR

TELEPHONE 07855760377 (between 9am and 6pm)
(no booking fee)

Adults: £10
Children: £5 (8yrs-15yrs inclusive)
Under 8yrs FREE!

Fee includes exclusive discounts for attractions, eateries & shops including the Shakespeare Houses and Schoolroom

Meeting Place
Look out for the Guide (wearing something yellow), standing by a lamppost close to the Swan Fountain on Waterside, 200 yards in front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and opposite the junction of Sheep Street.

Exclusive discounts at a range of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and attractions are available to Stratford Town Walk customers. E.g 20% off entry to the Shakespeare Houses (Birthplace only or Shakespeare Story ticket), 20% off entry to Shakespeare’s School and many more.  See our discounts page for a full list of discount venues.  A QR code or direct link will be provided at the booking confirmation stage in order to obtain the discounts.

Town Walk highlights
As you walk in William Shakespeare’s footsteps from Birthplace to grave, along the historic spine of ancient Stratford, your guide will unravel the Shakespeare story.  It’s like walking through the pages of history.  Discover the enchanting sights and sounds of Stratford as you explore its iconic landmarks and hidden gems.  A knowledgeable, friendly guide will share fascinating stories and historical anecdotes, adding a special touch to your Stratford adventure.  The tour passes the houses connected to William Shakespeare and his family – The Birthplace, New Place and Hall’s Croft.

What happens if I just turn up?
It’s best to book in advance to ensure availability (use the ‘BOOK NOW’ button, or telephone 07855760377).  Numbers are limited but as long as the walk is not fully booked you will be most welcome.  However, the guide will ask you to telephone to book as they do not take payments.

Click here to download Town Walk flyer

Other highlights include the picturesque River Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Theatres, a range of architectural gems, Harvard House, the Guild Chapel, Shakespeare’s Grammar School and Guildhall and Holy Trinity Church.

Hear fascinating stories of fire, flood, plague, medieval medicines to kill or cure, the origins of old-fashioned sayings and Stratford’s history, wrapped up in a little Shakespeare and amusing anecdotes.

See the unique collection of lampposts from around the world and hear a medley of interesting facts and snippets.  Don’t forget your camera!

Would you like a private Town Walk for your family/small group, on a day and time of choice?  £10 per person, minimum fee £100. Give us a quick call to book!

Whatever the weather!
The Town Walk goes ahead whatever the weather, so please dress accordingly.  The walk is classed as ‘easy going’. Walking boots/shoes are not necessary, but comfortable footwear is advisable.

There may be occasions when the footpaths are wet, or slippery with ice or snow and if the weather is extreme, the walk may have to be shortened or cancelled for safety.

All Guides are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The Town Walk is risk-assessed and every effort is taken to ensure the safety and comfort of all customers.  However, customers participate at their own risk and must make their own decision about suitability.  The Town Walk takes about 2hrs, but the duration will be determined by the pace of the group. Customers can leave the walk at any time. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

We very much look forward to seeing you on our Walk. Look out for the guide (wearing something yellow), close to the Swan Fountain.