Sights & Attractions in Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
All Saints Church
On the west side of High Town, this 13th-century church contains...
Religious Sites Hereford
 
Anne Hathaway's Cottage
The most picturesque of the Shakespeare Trust properties, on...
Houses / Mansions Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Attingham Park
Built in 1785 by George Steuart (architect of the church of St...
Houses / Mansions Shrewsbury
 
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
You can see the architecture typical of the region at this 15-acre...
Museum Village Birmingham
 
Bancroft Gardens
Between the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Clopton Bridge lie...
Gardens / Arboretums Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Barber Institute of Fine Art
Part of the University of Birmingham, the museum has a small...
Museums / Galleries Birmingham
 
Birmingham Back to Backs
Of the 20,000 courts of back-to-back houses (constructed around...
Museums / Galleries Birmingham
 
Birmingham Cathedral
The early-18th-century Cathedral of St. Philip, a few blocks...
Religious Sites Birmingham
 
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Vast and impressive, this museum holds a magnificent collection...
Museums / Galleries Birmingham
 
Black Country Living Museum
It was in the town of Dudley, in the 17th century, that coal...
Museum Village Birmingham
 
Butterfly Farm
Europe's largest displays of exotic butterflies, spiders, caterpillars...
Nature Preserves Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Cadbury World
The village of Bournville (4 miles south of the city center)...
Museums / Galleries Birmingham
 
Charlecote Park
A celebrated house in the village of Hampton Lucy, Charlecote...
Houses / Mansions Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Chester Cathedral
Tradition has it that a church of some sort stood on the site...
Religious Sites Chester
 
Chester Zoo
Well-landscaped grounds and natural enclosures make the 80-acre...
Zoos / Aquariums Chester
 
ChesterBoat
This company runs excursions on the River Dee every 30 minutes...
Tours Chester
 
Cider Museum
A farm's cider house (the alcoholic, European kind) and a cooper's...
Museums / Galleries Hereford
 
City walls
Accessible from several points, the city walls provide splendid...
Architectural Sites Chester
 
Compton Verney
A neoclassical country mansion remodeled in the 1760s by Robert...
Museums / Galleries Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Grosvenor Museum
Start a visit to this museum with a look at the Roman Stones...
Museums / Galleries Chester
 
Guild Chapel
This chapel is the noble centerpiece of Stratford's Guild buildings...
Religious Sites Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Guildhall
Dating back to 1416, the Guildhall is occupied by King Edward's...
Educational Institutions Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Hall's Croft
One of the finest surviving Jacobean (early 17th-century) town...
Houses / Mansions Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Hereford Cathedral and Mappa Mundi
Built of local red sandstone, Hereford Cathedral retains a large...
Religious Sites Hereford
 
Holy Trinity Church
The burial place of William Shakespeare, this 13th-century church...
Religious Sites Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Ikon Gallery
Converted from a Victorian Gothic–style school, this gallery...
Museums / Galleries Birmingham
 
Ireland's Mansion
The cluster of restored half-timber buildings that link Fish...
Houses / Mansions Shrewsbury
 
Jewellery Quarter
For more than two centuries, jewelers have worked in the district...
Industrial Sites Birmingham
 
Kilpeck Church
One of Britain's best-preserved Norman churches, built of red...
Religious Sites Hereford
 
Lichfield Cathedral
It's worth a detour (14 miles northeast of Birmingham on A38)...
Religious Sites Birmingham
 
Mary Arden's Farm
A working farm, where food is grown using methods common in the...
Houses / Mansions Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Nash's House and New Place
This heavily restored house was the residence of Thomas Nash...
Houses / Mansions Stratford-upon-Avon
 
National Sea Life Centre
As far from the sea as you can get in Britain, this imaginatively...
Zoos / Aquariums Birmingham
 
Old House
The half-timber Old House is a fine example of domestic Jacobean...
Houses / Mansions Hereford
 
Pen Room
During the 19th century, Birmingham was the hub of the world...
Museums / Galleries Birmingham
 
Rows
Chester's unique Rows, which originated in the 12th and 13th...
Architectural Sites Chester
 
Shakespeare's Birthplace
A half-timber house typical of its time, the playwright's birthplace...
Museums / Galleries Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Shrewsbury Abbey
Now unbecomingly surrounded by busy roads, the abbey was founded...
Religious Sites Shrewsbury
 
Shrewsbury Castle
Guarding the northern approaches to the town, the sandstone castle...
Castles / Palaces Shrewsbury
 
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
Newly expanded and moved to a new site in the town's former Music...
Museums / Galleries Shrewsbury
 
St. Chad
On a hilltop west of the town center, this church designed by...
Religious Sites Shrewsbury
 
Tudor World at the Falstaff Experience
Designed like a traditional Victorian museum, this place is G-rated...
Museums / Galleries Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Wrekin
If you head south of Shrewsbury on B4380 for around 5 miles...
Geological Sites Shrewsbury
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