Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Places



Sports and the Outdoors

Avon Boating. From Easter to October, Avon Boating rents boats and punts and runs half-hour river excursions (£5.50). A Venetian gondola can be rented for £100 for 40 minutes. The Boatyard, Swan's Nest La., Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS. 01789/267073.

Bancroft Cruisers. A family-run business, Bancroft Cruises runs regular 45-minute guided excursions along the Avon (£5.50). Moathouse, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LR. 01789/269669.