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Stratford-upon-Avon is best known as the birthplace of playwrighter William Shakespeare. Set in the Warwickshire countryside, it is a popular destination for tourists. The streets in the town hold many delights for the visitor, with many historic buildings. Home to the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), there are three theatres offering a range of drama.
Stratford-upon-Avon is home to a wide variety of arts based events during the year. An up to date lost of events can be found on this Stratford-upon-Avon website.
Stratford-upon-Avon is located in the Midlands county of Warwickshire.
Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is about 55 kilometres by road and has regular connections to other UK cities and places througout Europe.
Canal boats and small pleasure craft can travel on the River Avon and moor in and close to the town.
There is on-street public parking, ranging from 20 minutes to two hours. Short stay and long stay car parks are also available, all of which attract parking fees.
County and local busses serve the town. There is a fleet of open top tourist busses which visit the main points of interest in and around the town.
Walking in the centre of the town is the best way to explore. The centre of the town is closed to traffic, making it easy and safe to walk around the shopping area. Many of the historic buildings and the theatres are an easy walk.
The streets carry heavy traffic and the one-way system can make it difficult for cyclists.
There are a wide range of tea rooms and restaurants in the town centre.
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The largest employment in the town is related to the tourist industry, including hotels and restaurants.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The national telephone dialling code for Stratford-upon-Avon is 01789
To make an international call to Stratford-upon-Avon dial +44 1789 followed by the local number.
The Royal Mail provides postal services in the United Kingdom. The Royal Mail's store fronts are called Post Office and offer services ranging from sending letters and packages to foreign currency exchange. Use the branch locator to find the nearest Post Office branch. An alternative includes TNT Post.
It's common for a post office to be incorporated into a grocery store, where there will be a small counter located at the back of the store for dealing with post related matters. All post offices are marked with signs that say 'post office' in red lettering. Post boxes can be found at any post office and standalone large red post boxes on the streets or red boxes in the sides of public buildings.
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