Oxford and Stratford-on-Avon
Information about Oxford and Stratford-on-Avon
There is a tremendous amount of territory to cover at Oxford. The famous
university is surrounded by ancient traditions and scholarly atmosphere.
See Magdalen, New and Christ Church colleges. The Sheldonian Theater is
From the Tower of St. Mary's Church you have a fine view of the town.
The gardens are particularly lovely. Plan to stay at least two days in
Oxford. There are some quite good inns. Confirm reservations in advance.
Stratford-on-Avon has been wonderfully preserved as a shrine to
England's greatest poet. You may see the house where Shakespeare was
born and Anne Hathaway's quaint little cottage. The town is typically
Tudor England. The Shakespeare Memorial Theater has performances of the
Bard's great works from April through November. Stay at the Welcombe
Hotel or the Falcon Inn.
The food is good at both places. There are other good restaurants in
Stratford. Make reservations in advance, especially during the theater
season. Shakespeare's grave is in the Church of the Holy Trinity.
Warwick Castle is near by. It is an interesting mixture of many styles
of architecture, has a lavish interior.
Tewkesbury Abbey is the great church of the region. Tewkesbury is the
scene of a major battle of the Wars of the Roses and the Abbey is a fine
example of Norman architecture..