William Shakespeare is perhaps the most famous Western playwright, making his birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon an obvious destination for fans of his work.
And while you can visit the writer’s childhood home and other quaint cottages tied to his family, there’s more to Stratford-upon-Avon than just this one connection. That said, who can miss a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company in his hometown.
Stratford-upon-Avon is full of half-timbered homes, making this medieval market town a dream to wander about. Then there’s the Stratford Butterfly Farm that’s a fun family-friendly attraction.