William Shakespeare's countryside
Discover the countryside so familiar to William Shakespeare, the Bard of the Avon, with a romantic tour of local canals. The route involves passing through pretty villages and rolling fields, as well as passing near Warwick’s medieval castle. Moor up at Wilmcote to visit Mary Arden’s Cottage, which was the home of Shakespeare’s mother before her marriage took her to a new home in Stratford upon Avon. Cross a long aqueduct to reach the canal basin sited directly beside the Shakespeare theatre, and only a short walk away from his birthplace. Other places worth exploring in the town include Holy Trinity Church where he was buried as well as the school he attended.