Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England

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  • 1. Barber Institute of Fine Art

    Edgbaston | Museum/Gallery

    Part of the University of Birmingham, the museum has a small but astounding collection of European paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture...Read More

  • 2. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

    City Centre | Museum/Gallery

    Vast and impressive, this museum holds a magnificent collection of Victorian art and is known internationally for its works by the Pre-Raphaelites...Read More

  • 3. Hereford Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built of local red sandstone, Hereford Cathedral is a treasure trove of historical artifacts, including Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map...Read More

  • 4. St. Chad’s Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On a hilltop west of the town center, this church designed by George Steuart, the architect of Attingham Park, is one of England’s most distinctive...Read More

  • 5. Worcester Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    There are few more quintessentially English sights than that of Worcester Cathedral, its towers overlooking the green expanse of the county...Read More

  • 6. All Saints Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On the west side of High Town, this 13th-century church contains superb canopied choir stalls and misericords, as well as unusual renovations...Read More

  • 7. Bancroft Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    Between the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Clopton Bridge lie these well-tended expanses of lawns and flower beds. The swans gliding gracefully...Read More

  • 8. Bewdley Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The 18th-century butchers’ market, the Shambles, now holds this museum, which documents local history, trades, and crafts with exhibits on rope...Read More

  • 9. Birmingham Cathedral

    City Centre | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The early-18th-century Cathedral Church of St. Philip, a few blocks from Victoria Square, contains some lovely plasterwork in its elegant, gilded...Read More

  • 10. Chester Rows

    Building/Architectural Site

    Chester’s unique Rows, which originated in the 12th and 13th centuries, are essentially double rows of stores, one at street level and the other...Read More

  • 11. City walls

    Building/Architectural Site

    Accessible from several points, the city walls provide splendid views of Chester and its surroundings. The whole circuit is 2 miles, but if...Read More

  • 12. Collegiate Church of St. Mary

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Crowded with gilded, carved, and painted tombs, the Beauchamp Chantry within this church is considered one of the finest medieval chapels in...Read More

  • 13. Great Malvern Priory

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A solidly built early-Norman Benedictine abbey restored in the mid-19th century, the priory dominates the steep streets downtown. The fine glass...Read More

  • 14. Grosvenor Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Start a visit to this museum with a look at the Roman Stones Gallery, which displays Roman-era tombstones previously used to repair city walls...Read More

  • 15. Guild Chapel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This historic chapel is the noble centerpiece of Stratford's Guild buildings, including the Guildhall, the Grammar School, and the almshouses...Read More

  • 16. Ikon Gallery

    City Centre | Museum/Gallery

    Converted from a Victorian Gothic–style school, this gallery is among the city’s top venues for contemporary art from Britain and abroad. The...Read More

  • 17. Ireland's Mansion

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The cluster of restored half-timber buildings that link Fish Street with Market Square is known as Bear Steps; this mansion, built in 1575 with...Read More

  • 18. Ledbury Heritage Centre

    Museum/Gallery

    In the old grammar school, this museum traces the history of the building, town, railroad, and canal, mostly through local postcards. It also...Read More

  • 19. Shrewsbury Abbey

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Now unbecomingly surrounded by busy roads, the abbey was founded in 1083 and later became a powerful Benedictine monastery. The abbey church...Read More

  • 20. St. John's House Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Kids as well as adults appreciate the well-thought-out St. John’s House Museum, with its period costumes and scenes of domestic life, as well...Read More

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