Trains to Stratford-on-Avon are available from a number of UK destinations. Providers offer services from across the country with journeys from Crewe, Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry and London Euston all available. Chiltern Rail and London Midlands are the two main providers across the major routes. Stratford station is located centrally and as such easy to reach. The city is well supported by a transport network that includes train and bus services, as well as being heavily pedestrianised, which makes onward travel simple.
As a place of enormous historic interest Stratford attracts thousands of tourists every year. Renowned for its picturesque architecture and immaculate town centre the area is probably best known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The restored 16th century house is believed to be the place Shakespeare was born and spent his formative years, with the building having continued to excite and inspire visitors for generations. The Shakespeare trust opened the site in 1964, with a desire to properly house and display its library of works and a number of other pertinent and historically valuable documents. With an interactive tour that charts the dwelling's history and a perfectly maintained garden filled with plants from the time of the bard, it is easy to understand the attractions popularity.