Stratford-Upon-Avon's Hidden Gems: A 48 Hour Adventure – Mystery Guides
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Stratford-Upon-Avon's Hidden Gems: A 48 Hour Adventure

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Day 1


Start your Mystery Guides adventure

Your mystery begins…The Shakespeare Memorial Fountain

Right in the centre of the action!


Clues 1 - 10: Who lived on Henley Street?

In the first half of your adventure, you'll discover Stratford Canal, Bridge Street and Shakespeare's Birthplace. Snap a selfie that will be the envy of your friends just outside Shakespeare's famous birthplace on Henley Street. The house originally had two purposes, one half was a simple family home and the other was William's father, John Shakespeare's workshop where he would make gloves.


Take a Break!

Indulge yourself during a visit the stunning Arden Hotel, the perfect pitstop to eat, drink and solve clues! The original Arden building was part of the estate built by William's father John, who had married Mary Arden. It is believed that Shakespeare wrote some of his plays in the garden, spending time here due to the family connection!


Clues 11-16: Be the Bard!

In the second part of your adventure, you'll discover the River Avon walk, Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare's Schoolroom. Educate yourself to the Bard's high-standards at Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall where you can learn to write splendid stories with a quill and ink. It is believed, in Shakespeare's time, that the school was free to attend, however children were expected to bring their own firewood and candles!


4pm (approx.)

Finish your adventure

Your mystery ends…around the High Street

Grab a bite to eat at the final location or explore one of city's many upmarket restaurants. 

Canal and Royal Shakespeare

Stay the Night

Get cosy in rooms full of character at a centuries old pub, The White Swan, not far from Shakespeare's birthplace. The pub started life in around 1560 and was known as the Kings House. The grandaughter of the owner married one of Shakespeare's closest friends - perhaps Shakespeare had a pint here! More recently, a painting was unearthed during renovation, depicting a scene from Tobias and the Angel. The painting was commissioned in honour of the Perrot family, who had all been lost to the plague…


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Day 2

Sail in Style…

Hop aboard the Countess of Evesham, a 70ft restaurant cruiser that will peacefully sail you along the River Avon while you indulge in a delicious meal. Check the website for sailing times and menus!


The court is in session…

Head to the modernised Bell Court where you'll discover an array of delicious places to eat and drink. From steakhouses, to bakeries and Italian brunch.