What You Could Get in Stratford-upon-Avon for $10 – Various Things to Do on a Budget in Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Hi everyone!

It took me some time to realize that it’s been a while since the last time we covered a city in England on the $10 series. But this week, we’re going back there to check out yet another city!

And not just a city… Because after we covered Bath a few months ago, we’re going to Shakespeare’s hometown: Stratford-upon-Avon. And you bet, the city is also a must-visit destination in England for those of you who love poetry.

This week, Liz of Call Me Liz will share with us how you could travel around Stratford-upon-Avon with your $10 USD. So, what could you get in the city for $10 USD?

5 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Statford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is a medieval market town in the UK and also the 16th-century birthplace of the writer William Shakespeare, meaning it attracts a lot of tourists every year.

Stratford-upon-Avon uses the pound sterling as their currency, so $10 converts to around £8.

Here is what you can see and do in Stratford Upon Avon on a budget.

Did you know?

A few weeks after William Shakespeare’s birth in April 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon was struck by the Plague known as the “Black Death”. There were 238 deaths in the town of a total population of 800, recorded from 30 June to 31 December that year.

Wander around the Bancroft Gardens (FREE)

These landscaped gardens are nestled on the banks of the River Avon perfect for lazing around and enjoying a picnic, whilst watching the boats sail up and down the river.

You can also see the many statues, which are featured throughout the gardens. Plus Holy Trinity Church, is on the banks of the River Avon, home to the grave of William Shakespeare and a beautiful piece of architecture.

Bancroft Gardens, Statford-upon-Avon.

Ride the chain ferry (50p)

Once on the RSC side of the River Avon, you can ride the chain ferry from one side of the river to the other so you don’t have to walk all the way around.

The chain ferry has been in operation since 1937 and is one of the last remaining hand-wound chain ferries in the UK.

If you love photography, you will have a unique view of Holy Trinity Church and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Try award-winning coffee at Box Brownie Coffee (£2.50)

Box Brownie is a little coffee shop perched at the top of Henley Street, famous for Shakespeare’s Birthplace which is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house.

The coffee shop sells award-winning coffee by Monsoon Estates which you can takeaway or drink in. It’s very delicious!

Ride to the top of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre tower (£3)

Once you’ve had your morning cup of coffee, you’ll want to enjoy one of the best views of Stratford-upon-Avon which can be accessed 32 meters above street level in the RSC Tower!

You can get the lift all the way up or it is 174 steps up. The cost is only £3 for adults or £1.50 for a child.

Enjoy a cone of chips at The Kingfisher (£2)

An iconic dish in British culture is fish and chips, with a few chip shops in Stratford-upon-Avon to choose from the most authentic is The Kingfisher on Ely Street, offering freshly cooked chips for under £2 wrapped up in a traditional paper.

As you can see with £8, there’s a lot you can enjoy in this famous and beautiful town in the UK.


Contributor: Liz from Call Me Liz

Call Me Liz is a fashion, lifestyle and travel blog written by Elizabeth Allcock otherwise known as Liz. Through her blog Elizabeth writes about her love for finding affordable fashion, shares her travel adventures and her everyday life living in the Warwickshire countryside.


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