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Dark Chronicles Horror Walking Tour Sttrratford on Avon

1. Dark Chronicles Horror Walking Tour Sttrratford on Avon

Try something different for the night and embark on a horror walking tour of Stratford upon Avon's streets. Follow your guide through 2000 years of the town's darkest secrets and discover the terrifying and torturous stories that lie beneath the surface. Meet your guide as the sun sets and the ancient horrors of Stratford upon Avon's past awaken from their slumber. Walk the streets and hear the tales that expose the horrific underbelly of humanity. Pass by Shakespear's Birthplace, and hear how the famous playwright escaped the plague. Admire the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and learn of the many dark mishaps that have occurred there. Then, pass by the outside of the Holy Trinity Church and learn of the haunting stories from the Plague to mysteriously stolen skulls. As you walk along the River Avon, listen closely to hear the lost soul's who drowned there and get spooked by their stories. Scratch the surface of this beautiful town, and maybe never look into the mirror again.

Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle Day-Tour

2. Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle Day-Tour

Walking tour of Oxford Follow in the footsteps of Oxford's famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. Take in the famous 'dreaming spires' and see Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. You'll be captivated by the unspoiled narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town. Oxford is famous for being home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world – countless bright young things have wandered the town’s cobbled streets over the years! During this guided walking tour you will see the stunning University Church of St Mary the Virgin and furtively discover unspoiled narrow alleyways, ancient squares, and towering spires. Entry to the 13th century University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Soak in spectacular sights of the unique baroque design and architecture as you explore the center of the University of Oxford. This absolute gem is a must-visit on your trip to Oxford. After visiting Oxford, you will leave the university city and return to London. The Cotswolds Enjoy views of the breathtaking countryside, sleepy villages, and bustling market towns as you drive through the charming scenery of one of England's most beautiful regions. Stratford–upon–Avon  A unique market town, famous as the home of William Shakespeare, arguably the world's greatest writer. Visit the picturesque half-timber house where the legendary bard was born, and gain fascinating insights into his childhood. Shakespeare’s birthplace: See where the famous playwright grew up and spent his years as a married man. Warwick Castle  Be part of Britain’s greatest medieval experience deep in the heart of Warwick Castle. Immerse yourself in battle preparations and feel the weight of a medieval sword. Become a soldier – try on a battle helmet for size. Visit the spectacular State Rooms and feast your eyes on Victorian party preparations. 

From London: Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle

3. From London: Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle

Follow in the footsteps of Oxford’s famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. Take in the famous ‘city of dreaming spires’ and see the Bodleian Library – one of the oldest libraries in Europe – on your visit. You’ll be captivated by the unspoiled narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town. Enjoy a walking tour and free time. A market town with a difference, Stratford-upon-Avon is the famous home of arguably the world's greatest writer, William Shakespeare. Delve into the charms of this bustling market town at your leisure. Drive through the Cotswolds, a charming blend of breathtaking natural beauty, bustling market towns and sleepy villages. Be part of Britain’s Greatest Medieval Experience. Deep in the heart of Warwick Castle, immerse yourself in battle preparations and feel the weight of a medieval sword. Enjoy a walking tour and explore this lovely town with its host of attractive buildings.

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

4. 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.

Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare & Hathaway TV Sites Tour

5. Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare & Hathaway TV Sites Tour

Step into the world of the TV show 'Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators' on this guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover sights from the hit BBC daytime crime drama which is set and filmed in Shakespeare’s home town and pays tribute to the great writer’s plays. Meet your guide to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, just a short walk from Stratford-upon-Avon railway station. Jump straight into your first locations from the show as you visit the site where Luella and Frank find a client with amnesia.  Be entertained with anecdotes from the show as you are guided through this beautiful market town. As you go along you’ll see visuals from the series, showing you were some of the funniest, most touching, and memorable moments from all where all four seasons were filmed.  View where the pedal boat chase scene took place, where Sebastian helps Gloria scatter her dog’s ashes, and the spot where the tour group discovers the severed hand. Meander by Tudor style houses, shops, and cafes which form the backdrop to the show.  Go for a stroll along the cobbled street used as the exterior to Gloria’s costume shop and Sebastian’s flat. Walk on the banks of the Avon River where you’ll pass by the boat club that was used as the finale of season 1.  Snap a photo of the spot where Frank Hathaway was arrested on suspicion of murder. The tour stops by several of Stratford-upon-Avon’s top attractions, including the UK’s largest Butterfly Farm, Tudor World, the Stratford Big Wheel, and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Stop outside 'The Other Place," Stratford’s other theater, where Sebastian got to play Hamlet and Lu and Frank had to save the star of Juliet and Romeo. Go by famous statues including the Jester and a statue of William Shakespeare.  Beware of gangsters on the final leg of the tour as you look for locations featured in the episode ‘The Cursed Hand.’ The tour finishes by Holy Trinity Church, where William Shakespeare was baptized, married and buried. Follow your guide around the tranquil churchyard and see locations from several episodes, including when Frank’s paid £5K to go on a hike, Lu chases a pensioner in an electric wheelchair, and where Sebastian poses for selfies as William Shakespeare’s ghost.

From London: Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, & Warwick Day Trip

6. From London: Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, & Warwick Day Trip

Enjoy the opulence of Oxford! Renowned for over 900 years as a centre of academic excellence, follow in the footsteps of its famous students; from Bill Clinton to Lewis Carroll and C.S. Lewis. Uncover the university town of Oxford at a leisurely pace and take in the Bodleian Library and the captivating college courtyards on your travels. Be guided through unspoilt narrow alleys and ancient squares of the historic town and view the many colleges, notably Christ Church, the film location for the Harry Potter movies. Entry to Christ Church is included. Cotswolds The tour drives through the Cotswolds, a charming blend of breathtaking natural beauty, bustling market towns and sleepy villages. Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon Stratford is a market town with a difference. Bask in the birthplace of arguably the world's greatest writer, William Shakespeare, situated on the outskirts of the Forest of Arden. See Shakespeare's Birthplace - the half timbered house where he was born, to gain a fascinating insight into his childhood. You will view Shakespeare's birthplace from the outside, as it is closed for the holiday. Warwick Castle Be part of Britain’s greatest Medieval experience! Deep in the heart of Warwick Castle, the Great Hall becomes a hive of activity! Immerse yourself in battle preparations and feel the weight of a medieval sword. Become a soldier - try on a battle helmet for size! Visit the spectacular State Rooms and feast your eyes on Victorian party preparations. (Entrance to Warwick Castle Dungeon is not included in this tour).

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What people are saying about Stratford-upon-Avon

We really enjoyed the excursion. Everything was well organized and you had just over an hour at each destination to explore everything yourself. On the trip, our guide gave a lot of information about the castle and the two places. Only in Oxford was there a short tour with the guide showing the most important buildings. Overall it was very informative, but of course the time at each destination was too short to see everything sufficiently for yourself. The guide described the trip as a "tapas tour". Only the meeting point was a bit difficult to find if you take the wrong exit at Victoria train station. But that was also possible.

Morton was a fantastic guide. Gave the perfect amount of information, was attentive, and even went above and beyond for other guests on the tour. The tour itself is long, but well worth it to have a sampling of other areas away from London. We could’ve used more time in Warwick to see the bird display or explore town, and more time in Oxford, but enjoyed the time we did have.

Tour guide Genine very thorough with historical information, very friendly, easy going, had a great laugh on the way round historical spots of Stratford-upon-Avon. Would definitely do again. Worth the money and would highly recommend doing x

I had Peter as our guide and Paulo as our driver and they were the best!! Loved all the history and how we got to explore each place. Really amazing tour, highly recommend!!

Janine the guide was amazing, excellent story teller, very interesting facts and unique information on many different historical events from Stratfords past.