Trains to Stratford‐Upon‐Avon

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Stratford‐upon‐Avon is a market town in the Stratford‐on‐Avon District, set in the county of Warwickshire. It is located on the River Avon, 91 miles (146 km) north west of London, 22 miles (35 km) south east of Birmingham, and 8 miles (13 km) south west of Warwick.

Stratford‐upon‐Avon station was made famous by as Shakespeare's birthplace, it now attracts approximately 2.5 million visitors a year.

Stratford‐upon‐Avon city centre is 10 minute‐walk from the train station, it is characterized by the striking half‐timber architecture and the inviting riverside gardens. A few minutes more walking visitors reach the theatres and the nearby Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare was baptized and is now resting in peace. Shakespeare wife, Anne Hathaway’s cottage can be toured, visitors will find well preserved original items and furniture. Family friendly activities include a visit to the Stratford Butterfly farm, where thousands of butterflies live in a rainforest‐like greenhouse and rare invertebrates live in the Insect City. The mad museum is an interactive exhibit of mechanical art and design with buttons, handles, lights and sound effects. Another interactive attraction is Tudor world, set in a beamed period building with exhibits allowing visitors to be immerse in the 16th century.

Stratford‐upon‐Avon station first opened in 1861. It was once a stop on the Great Western Railway from Birmingham to Cheltenham, since 1976 it has become a terminus station as it serves direct trains to and from London Marylebone that run via Leamington Spa on the Chiltern Main Line. Two trains per hour come from Birmingham train station. Passenger numbers at the station have been eased by the opening of Stratford‐upon‐Avon Parkway situated to the north of the town, which mainly serves longer distance passengers and commuters who no longer have to travel into the centre to catch a train. Passengers travelling to the District by train are recommended to purchase train tickets to either Stratford‐upon‐Avon or Stratford‐upon‐Avon Parkway in advance to benefit for cheap rates  and special offers. Stratford‐upon‐Avon visitors can benefit from regular bus services that depart from the train station directed to the town centre. A taxi rank is also available to passengers immediately outside this train station. There is level access to the booking hall and platform one that serves trains from and to Birmingham. There is no lift inside the station, therefore passengers with accessibility requirements are recommended to ring ahead and book train station staff assistance who will help accessing the platforms two and three that serve trains to and from Leamington Spa and London. Passengers travelling to or from Stratford‐upon‐Avon railway station can benefit from a staffed ticket office, toilets, Wi‐Fi connection, shops and CCTV surveillance services. Car parking and bike storage are available at this train station. Book your train ticket to Stratford‐upon‐Avon today to visit Shakespeare's birthplace and discover this town’s numerous attractions.