This is a walk around Stratford-upon-Avon that starts and ends at the railway station, and will take you about 2 hours to complete (without factoring in sight-seeing and refreshments). It’s best if you have a digital or paper map of the town on hand to refer to.
As your train approaches the station, or else over the wall opposite platform 7, you can glimpse the top of Shrewsbury Jail, with its bust of prison reformer John Howard. A.E. Housman memorably wrote of the jail in A Shropshire Lad, despite never having visited Shropshire. They hang us now in Shrewsbury jail: The whistles… Read More