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article on Stratford-Upon-Avon:
|Stratford-upon-Avon is a
town on the River Avon in south Warwickshire, England. In 2001 the town
had a population of 23,676. The town is the birthplace and deathbed
of William Shakespeare and because of its Shakespearian connections the
area is a popular tourist destination, receiving about three million visitors
a year from all over the world. The local district is named after
the town, but the district is called Stratford-on-Avon, whereas the town
is officially called Stratford-upon-Avon. Locally, the town is known as
Stratford for short, and as such can be confused with the Stratford in
the London Borough of Newham.
|The town is located on the
Avon, on the banks of which stands the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, home
of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The RSC also runs two smaller theatres,
the Swan, which is modelled on an Elizabethan theatre, and The Other Place,
a black box theatre. There is currently also the temporary Courtyard Theatre,
opened in July 2006, which will become the home of the RSC while the RST
is being refurbished, beginning in mid-2007. Early in 2006 The Other Place
temporarily ceased to exist because the space it occupied is being used
as the Courtyard Theatre's foyer space, cloakroom, bar areas, dressing
room and rehearsal space. The Other Place will be reinstated after the
RST refurbishment is complete and the Courtyard Theatre is dismantled.
|Other tourist attractions
within the town include the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and two contemporary
buildings, Hall's Croft (the one-time home of Shakespeare's daughter, Susannah)
and New Place, which stands on the site of an earlier house originally
owned by the playwright himself. Also within the town is Holy Trinity Church,
where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried.
|Read more on Wikipedia
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Western Grosvenor Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon
This splendid grade II listed
Georgian building steeped in itís own history and close to 180 years old,
offers intimate lounges and individually decorated modern bedrooms. Our
fantastic location, just 3 minutes from the main tourist attractions and
right in the centre of the town, is perfect for relaxing and enjoying our
historic town and yet ideal for business visitors with five great conference
rooms and free WiFi throughout. Our reputation for a warm friendly welcome
is complemented by impeccible service and superb food from our extensive
restaurant, lounge and room service menuís. Fresh, local produce is paramount
to the quality we offer throughout the hotel and makes the Best Western
Grosvenor stand out from the crowd.
Set in the landscaped gardens,
this superb property is an ideal place to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.
Situated on the River Avon, Holiday Inn Stratford Upon Avon is 20 miles
away from the Birmingham Airport and the NEC. This property is near the
Shakespeare House, Charlecote Park National Trust as well as the amazing
Warwick Castle. All the 259 bedrooms are tastefully designed and
elegantly decorated as well as facilitated with an array of modern amenities.
Overlooking the beautiful gardens, the Riverside Restaurant offers a traditional
cuisine. After a tiring day, unwind at the cosy bar, which offers coffee
or tea, light meals as well as a full range of beer, wines and spirits.
During leisure, you can workout in the state-of-the-art gymnasium, have
a bracing dip in the swimming pool, re-energise your body in the jacuzzi,
pamper yourself at the sauna or relax at the solarium.
Falcon Hotel Stratford-Upon-Avon
Offering comfortable accommodation
and quality services, this property is an excellent choice for those who
want to explore Stratford. Situated in the centre of town, the Falcon
Hotel is just a kilometre from the Stratford Train Station, while the airport
is 38 kilometres away. The hotel boasts comfortable guestrooms that
are beautifully decorated and comes with all the contemporary amenities.
Offering a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere, the bright and spacious
onsite restaurant is a perfect place for a rendezvous or a family gathering.
Business travellers can avail the conference facilities for organising
their official meetings and seminars in the comfort of the hotel. At leisure,
you can relax in the lobby or explore the surrounding areas.
Alveston Manor Hotel Stratford-Upon-Avon
The Macdonald Alveston Manor
Hotel Stratford, with its beautiful gardens is just a short walk from the
centre of Stratford and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Many public areas
of the hotel are located in the Manor House, parts of which date back to
the 16th century. This hotel offers 113 comfortable rooms equipped with
all necessary amenities. For your convenience, this hotel is only 25 miles
from Birmingham International Airport and close to nearby towns like Oxford,
Warwick and London. The Restaurant at Macdonald Alveston Manor has
long been recognised as one of Stratford-upon-Avon's premier venues, providing
a la carte and other menus in a warm and intimate atmosphere. The Manor
Bar not only offers a full range of drinks including a great selection
of beers and wines but also is a great location to meet friend and relatives.
Other facilities include banquets, spa, sauna a swimming pool.
Swan's Nest Hotel Stratford-Upon-Avon
Set on the South side of
the River Avon, the Macdonald Swan's Nest Hotel is just a 5 minutes walk
away from the town's charming shops and many Shakespearian buildings. With
a frontage on the River Avon, the Macdonald Swan's Nest is the perfect
location for any event and to visit the surrounding Cotswolds. The
hotel has 67 ensuite guestrooms, all tastefully designed in a contemporary
fashion with many overlooking the River Avon or the garden. You can also
dine at the in-house restaurant serving local cuisine. The Macdonald Swan's
Nest provides an ideal venue for conferences, banquets and private dining
that can accommodate up to 150 delegates.
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Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club, Stratford-Upon-Avon
The Menzies Welcombe Hotel
Spa & Golf Club in Stratford-upon-Avon stands in 157 acres of beautiful
grounds. Originally built in 1866, the Jacobean-style house combines
the traditional charm of the oak panelled lounge and magnificent four-poster
suites with the contemporary décor of the garden rooms and luxury
spa. At our Stratford-upon-Avon hotel you can dine in the ornate
award-winning restaurant complemented by outstanding views over the beautiful
Italian gardens and water features; relax in the impressive lounge
with itís inviting sofas and grand open fireplace or stroll through the
beautiful, landscaped gardens with stunning views over the open countryside
beyond. This luxury Stratford-upon-Avon hotel offers some of the
finest leisure facilities in the heart of England; the outstanding
18 hole championship golf course; the all weather tennis courts and
the luxurious spa, with its impressive indoor swimming pool, external vitality
pool and range of thermal experience rooms and treatment rooms.
Manor - A Q Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon
The Stratford Manor is set
in 21 acres of landscaped, tended grounds, you can feel the peace and serenity
of the countryside work its magic, and enjoy the quintessentially English
scenery, far from the madding crowd. Yet 5 minutes away lies both Stratford
and the M40 connecting you to the Heart of England and culture galore.
Our bedrooms are sophistication on legs. The warm, subtle tones of the
décor are calming and stylish rolled into one, and the little touches
make them feel all the more indulgent and glamorous. Diners are spoiled
for choice with the award winning Shakespeare restaurant offering dishes
with local and seasonal influences. For something more relaxed an all day
menu is available in the Terrace Bar or on the patio. Our leisure club
marries energetic workouts in the pool, gym and tennis courts with relaxing
chill outs in the sauna and steam room. Then thereís our service. Friendly,
attentive, genuine; our staff canít do enough for you.
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