Swan Theatre: Our most recommended tours and activities

Stratford-Upon-Avon's Town Walking Tour (10:30am & 2pm)

Stratford-Upon-Avon's Town Walking Tour (10:30am & 2pm)

Come and discover our quintessentially English town on our Daily Walking Tour with a friendly, local guide. Walk through the picturesque streets of beautifully kept, authentic buildings (many of which were standing in Shakespeare's time!), all whilst hearing the story of Stratford unfold. From Stratford's ancient origins to life in modern Stratford, the incredible tales of Danes running rampage to the establishment of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company -there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this walking tour! Join your local guide on a 1.5 hour stroll around the main sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon, along the way discovering the rich history behind our scenic canals complete with swans, incredible theatres and beautiful buildings - and discover some local secrets too! Discover: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Town Hall Canal Basin The oldest pub in town Holy Trinity Church Shakespeare's Birthplace …and much more you wouldn't discover on your own!

Stratford-Upon-Avon: City Exploration Self-Guided Audio Tour

Stratford-Upon-Avon: City Exploration Self-Guided Audio Tour

Step inside the world of the immortal ‘Bard of Avon’ as I take you on a journey back to 16th Century Stratford. On this walking tour, I’ll tell you all about Shakespeare's birthplace and what it was like around the time he was born. We’ll explore the places connected to Shakespeare’s life as a young boy and find out what motivated him to leave his hometown at just 21. On this tour we’ll walk the full length of Stratford’s River Avon, taking in the peace, serenity and beauty while we attempt to uncover the secrets behind his plays. We’ll pass The Royal Shakespeare Theatre on our way to see the church where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried today. There you’ll hear about the curse he planted on his own tomb! Other highlights on this tour include stories from the playwright’s school days and walking past his first and last homes. If you’re a big Shakespeare fan (which I assume you are!) this is the ideal tour for you. Please allow up to 30 minutes for our walk, and extra time if you want to go inside any of the attractions I mention along the way. The tour ends just a stone’s throw from where it starts so anything you see won’t be too far away to visit once you’re done. You’ll also learn about my favourite places to eat and drink towards the end of the tour.

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Take Stratford-Upon-Avon at your own pace with a dedicated local guide on your very own Private Tour. You can choose any date or time for your private tour in the booking form. Come and discover our quintessentially English town on our Daily Walking Tour with a friendly, local guide. Walk through the picturesque streets of beautifully kept, authentic buildings (many of which were standing in Shakespeare's time!), all whilst hearing the story of Stratford unfold. From Stratford's ancient origins to life in modern Stratford, the incredible tales of Danes running rampage to the establishment of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company -there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this walking tour! Join your local guide on a 1.5 hour stroll around the main sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon, along the way discovering the rich history behind our scenic canals complete with swans, incredible theatres and beautiful buildings. Guided by a local’s eyes, Stratford comes alive and you will also glimpse what life is like here today too! Discover: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Town Hall Canal Basin The oldest pub in town Holy Trinity Church Shakespeare's Birthplace …and other hidden gems!

From Brighton: Stratford-upon-Avon & The Cotswolds Day Trip

From Brighton: Stratford-upon-Avon & The Cotswolds Day Trip

Have a relaxing day in the countryside as you come across beautiful sceneries and historic locations. Take a day trip out of Brighton to drive through the magical landscape of The Cotswolds. Visit the villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stratford-upon-Avon, known for being Shakespeare's birthplace. Begin your journey with a ride through the winding roads of The Cotswold before arriving at Bourton-on-the-Water. Stroll around the charming village and take in its lovely stone houses, ancient bridges, and narrow river, surrounded by lush trees and nature. Move on to one of England's most beautiful homes for a photo stop. Gaze at Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the quaint farmhouse where William Shakespeare's wife lived as a child. Dive deep into the author's home of Stratford-upon-Avon with a walking tour of the medieval town. Stop by his 16th-century birthplace, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre, as well as other important sights connected with the great writer. Enjoy plenty of free time to explore other local attractions before riding back to Brighton.

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What people are saying about Swan Theatre

Overall rating

4.4
(870 reviews)

Pete was a great guide; knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. We particularly appreciated him coming out on a bank holiday to lead a tour with just us! We will certainly be recommending this tour to friends and family.

Peter was an excellent and knowledgable guide and we relaxed in his company straightaway with some laughs along the way, A great introduction to Stratford upon Avon. Highly recommended!

What a lovely man and very knowledgeable and engaging - I love Stratford and know Shakespeare well but I still learnt lots of new things. It was a really great tour 👍🏼

Peter Knee is an excellent guide. He had lots of anectodal and factual stories. He was was very pleasant and entertaining.

Peter was lovely and very informative throughout the tour. Could not have picked a better guide. Thoroughly enjoyed it.