Make the most of your visit to Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon by joining the multi award-winning guided walking tour, every day, even Christmas Day!  “a must do” “absolutely brilliant”  “if you do anything in Stratford, do this first!!”

Lively, entertaining and interesting, the guided town walk is a great way to explore Stratford, its history, attractions and fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare.  Suitable for all.  Wheelchair friendly.  Dogs are welcome!

Meet by a lamppost with a yellow sign, close to the Swan fountain on Waterside, near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and opposite the junction of Sheep Street.  Note temporarily suspended – see Covid-19 update page

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

Duration approximately 2hrs

Adults £7     
Over 65’s and students £6
Children (under 16) £3
Under 8 years FREE!

Just turn up, whatever the weather! There is no need to book (unless a group of 10+). 
(Booking is required for school/college groups, and any group of 10 or more. This is to ensure the overall group size is manageable for the guide.  In the unlikely event too many people turn up for a walk, the guide will call for a backup, and if a back up is not available, may have to restrict the numbers).

Use the vouchers attached to your ticket to obtain discounts at a range of shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions (e.g. 20% off entry to the Shakespeare Houses and 50% off entry to Shakespeare’s School). See our discounts page for a full list of discount venues.

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.  The tour passes the houses connected to William Shakespeare and his family – The Birthplace, New Place and beautiful Hall’s Croft.  If you have free time after the walk, you may wish to visit the houses and take advantage of a special discount offered to Stratford Town Walk customers (20% off entry).

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

Discover Stratford’s American connections and the unique collection of lampposts from around the world.  A tour of many cities and countries!!

Hear fascinating stories of fire, flood, plague, medicines to kill or cure, the origins of old-fashioned sayings and Stratford’s history, wrapped up in a little Shakespeare. Discover favourite tea houses, pubs and restaurants …and don’t forget your camera!

Whatever the weather! The Town Walk goes ahead whatever, the weather, so please dress accordingly.  The walk is classed as ‘easy’, 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.

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), near the fountain, close to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and standing by our yellow sign  (see pic at top of page).