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The Sinister Side of Stratford Walking Tour

1. The Sinister Side of Stratford Walking Tour

Hear about the hidden dark side of Stratford-upon-Avon on a thrilling guided walking tour. Learn about the town's infamous witches, hear about famous murders, and keep an eye out for ghosts as you walk through the night. Meet your guide at the corner of Sheep Street and High Street and begin your journey into the macabre. Stroll through the birthplace of Shakespeare and see the town's darker side. As you walk through the streets, listen to exhilarating tales of murder, torture, and plague. Hear about the women accused of witchcraft and learn where the ghosts and even the devil can be spotted.

Stratford upon Avon: The Dark Chronicles Horror Walking Tour

2. Stratford upon Avon: The Dark Chronicles Horror Walking Tour

Try something different for the night and embark on a horror walking tour of Stratford upon Avon's streets. Follow your guide through 2000 years of the town's darkest secrets and discover the terrifying and torturous stories that lie beneath the surface. Meet your guide as the sun sets and the ancient horrors of Stratford upon Avon's past awaken from their slumber. Walk the streets and hear the tales that expose the horrific underbelly of humanity. Pass by Shakespear's Birthplace, and hear how the famous playwright escaped the plague. Admire the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and learn of the many dark mishaps that have occurred there. Then, pass by the outside of the Holy Trinity Church and learn of the haunting stories from the Plague to mysteriously stolen skulls. As you walk along the River Avon, listen closely to hear the lost soul's who drowned there and get spooked by their stories. Scratch the surface of this beautiful town, and maybe never look into the mirror again.

Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare & Hathaway TV Sites Tour

3. Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare & Hathaway TV Sites Tour

Step into the world of the TV show 'Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators' on this guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover sights from the hit BBC daytime crime drama which is set and filmed in Shakespeare’s home town and pays tribute to the great writer’s plays. Meet your guide to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, just a short walk from Stratford-upon-Avon railway station. Jump straight into your first locations from the show as you visit the site where Luella and Frank find a client with amnesia.  Be entertained with anecdotes from the show as you are guided through this beautiful market town. As you go along you’ll see visuals from the series, showing you were some of the funniest, most touching, and memorable moments from all where all four seasons were filmed.  View where the pedal boat chase scene took place, where Sebastian helps Gloria scatter her dog’s ashes, and the spot where the tour group discovers the severed hand. Meander by Tudor style houses, shops, and cafes which form the backdrop to the show.  Go for a stroll along the cobbled street used as the exterior to Gloria’s costume shop and Sebastian’s flat. Walk on the banks of the Avon River where you’ll pass by the boat club that was used as the finale of season 1.  Snap a photo of the spot where Frank Hathaway was arrested on suspicion of murder. The tour stops by several of Stratford-upon-Avon’s top attractions, including the UK’s largest Butterfly Farm, Tudor World, the Stratford Big Wheel, and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Stop outside 'The Other Place," Stratford’s other theater, where Sebastian got to play Hamlet and Lu and Frank had to save the star of Juliet and Romeo. Go by famous statues including the Jester and a statue of William Shakespeare.  Beware of gangsters on the final leg of the tour as you look for locations featured in the episode ‘The Cursed Hand.’ The tour finishes by Holy Trinity Church, where William Shakespeare was baptized, married and buried. Follow your guide around the tranquil churchyard and see locations from several episodes, including when Frank’s paid £5K to go on a hike, Lu chases a pensioner in an electric wheelchair, and where Sebastian poses for selfies as William Shakespeare’s ghost.

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What people are saying about Stratford-upon-Avon

Booked last minute online in the pub and walked around the corner to meet the wonderfully compelling Janine and my fellow walkers. Excellent value for money! Janine is a master storyteller who revealed chillingly fascinating historical nuggets on the very spots they had occurred. Would highly recommend for real underbelly insight into this beautiful town

Our tour guide, Jez, was absolutely brilliant... he kept us thoroughly entertained, with grim stories, horrible history and fascinating tales. Jez led us through the streets of Stratford with his humour, fabulous story telling and lantern. This tour was a highlight of our time in Stratford.

Really enjoyed the tour. Janine was a brilliant story teller and has us engrossed on a very cold and misty night. Very good and would recommend to anyone visiting the town.

what an amazing evening. this ghost tour was the best the four of us had done. our tour guide made the whole experience very interesting. Highly reccomend.

Interesting and informative tour with excellent tour guide Janine. She kept guests intrigued and interested.