Stratford-upon-Avon should be on the top of any culture-vultures list, and if you haven’t been yet, isn’t it about time you made a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace? This 16th century town boasts scenic views, magnificent historical buildings and plentiful entertainment. It’s the ideal place to spend a few days with likeminded independent travellers soaking up culture and history.
Our trips are hand-selected for those who wish to travel independently, with the added support of a friendly group of likeminded people and a dedicated Tour Leader.
Known historically as Shakespeare’s stomping ground, Stratford-upon-Avon offers a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
History and culture are rife in this beautiful 16th Century market town. Spend your time visiting much-loved cultural tourist attractions, such as Shakespeare’s birthplace & schoolroom, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Anne Hathaway’s residence or simply take a stroll and soak up the town’s charming atmosphere. Once you’re ready to recharge those weary legs, why not pop by the Shakespeare Distillery who house their locally distilled Stratford Dry Gin, inspired by the Tudor Garden.
We’ll be staying at Billesley Manor, a unique hideaway boasting a beautiful Medieval look that will transport you back to the 16th century. Once referenced in the Domesday Book, the grounds feature an 11th century church and an ornate topiary garden, which was planted 125 years ago to replicate a chessboard. Home to extravagant rooms that combine traditional character with 21st century luxuries, and blissful spa services, Billesley Manor will offer you the modern, serene experience you’ve been longing for.
Our small group of solo travellers will give you the perfect opportunity to build friendships with like-minded explorers as you take in and enjoy the history and serenity of Stratford-upon-Avon.
This is a great trip to make new friends. At Solo Breaks, we’re all about creating inclusive experiences for people who want to enjoy their trips without strict itineraries. All you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself – we’ll take care of the rest.
Before you travel, there will be an opportunity to get to know fellow Solo Breaks travellers on a Zoom call. We’ll also invite you to a group WhatsApp where we can discuss car share and transport arrangements.
Your host, Steve, will be on hand at all times to answer any questions you have.
Meet your host, Steve
Steve is a fun and lively people-pleaser. He enjoys getting to know all of his guests, and ensuring they get to do the activities that they enjoy.
Steve knows this area like the back of his hand, so his expertise will ensure you see the best this region has to offer in the time that you’re there.