Stratford-upon-Avon, 22 miles, the Warwickshire birth place of William Shakespeare. Visit his tomb in Holy Trinity Church on the River Avon nearby the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre. The town is built of half-timbered houses dating from the 16th century. Stroll on the riverside, take a boat trip and visit Stratford Markets, Stratford Racecourse, the Ragdoll shop, Butterfly Farm and Teddy Bear Museum. Stratford-upon-Avon is a great day trip.