Stratford-upon-Avon has been chosen as one of the best places to live in 2021 by The Times newspaper!
'From sports clubs to swan wardens, this half-timbered riverside town has far more to recommend it than simply being the Bard’s home'
'Here’s the rub, as Hamlet almost said. Tourism has defined Stratford-upon-Avon since the theatre impresario David Garrick organised the Shakespeare Jubilee in 1769 and brought (stage)coachloads of the public from London to pay homage to the Bard. Strip away the tourists and this turns out to be a pretty riverside town that is well connected (it has direct trains to Birmingham and London Marylebone) and has been hiding its impeccable family credentials beneath a tacky layer of Shakespeare souvenir tat.
As well as modern executive mansions on Tiddington Road, tree-lined suburbia around Bridgetown Road — with roads named after Shelley, Keats, Bryon and Kipling — and period terraces in Old Town offering a range of family homes, it is the schools here that take top...'