35. From Warwick to Stratford-on-Avon.
1472 M. Railway in 72-I hr. (fares 2s. 3d., Is. 5d., Is. 172d.). Carriages
are sometimes changed at Hatton. — Warwick is 8 M. from Stratford by
the road on the right bank of the Avon, and 10 M. by the pleasanter road
on the left bank. Carriage with one horse 12-13s., with two horses 15-20s.
Stratford may also be reached by railway from Fenny Compton (p. 253),
Honeybourne (p. 197), and Broom Junction (p. 198).
a. By Railway.
From Warwick to (4L/2 M.) Hatton, see p. 257. — Our train
here diverges to the left (S.) from the main G. W. R. line to Bir¬
mingham.— 6Y2M. Claverdon; 10 M. Bearley, the junction of a line
to (7 M.) Alcester (p. 198); UV2 M- Wilmcote, the birthplace of
Mary Arden, Shakespeare's mother.
141/2 M. Stratford-on-Avon, see below. Beyond Stratford the
railway is continued to Honeybourne and Winchcombe (p. 197).
b. By Road.
We leave Warwick by the road leading past the Leycester
Hospital (p. 255), and at first follow the right bank of the Avon.
At the fork we keep to the left, soon seeing to the right the beautiful
little Gothic church of Sherburne, by Sir G. Scott. At (2 M.) Bar-
ford, which has an old church-tower said to show marks of Crom¬
well's cannon-shots, we cross the river, and about 1^2 M. farther
on we pass the village of Wasperton (to the right), with a restored
church. — About i/2 M. beyond Wasperton our road diverges to the
right from the highroad, and reaches (1 M.) Charlecote and the N.
extremity of Charlecote Park (see p. 261; view of the house to the
right). The road now skirts the E. side of the park and then turns
to the right and skirts its S. side. After 1 M. we pass the lodge-
gate at the S.W. angle of Charlecote Park. The pretty village of
Alveston lies among trees to the right, 1 M. farther on, in a loop of
the river, of which the road forms the chord. 3/4 M. Tiddington,
with some quaint old houses. After l^M. more we reach the bridge
leading across the Avon to Stratford. — The direct route from War¬
wick to Stratford (8 M.) follows the right bank of the Avon, but at
some distance from the river.
Stratford-on-Avon. — Hotels. "Shakespeare (PL b; C, 3), with
rooms named after Shakespeare's plays, R. from 4s. 6d., D.4-5s.; Red Horse
(PL a; C, 2), R. 4s., D. 4s, see p. 261; 'Golden Lion (PL c; C, D, 2),
Bridge St., R. 2s. 6d., D. 3s.; MoNeille's Temperance (PL d; C, 2), R. or
D. 2s. Gd.; Falcon (PL e ; C, 3), R. 3s. 6d., pens. 10s.; Fountain Temperance
(PI. f; B, 2); Old Red Lion (PL g; D, 3), unpretending. — Avondene Boarding
House, Warwick Road, 6-8s. per day; Mrs. Bemridge, 2 Glencoe, Arden St.,
4-7*.; Miss Gibbs, 3 Chestnut Walks, 5s.; New Place, 4 Chapel St., 30-40*.
per week. — Shakespeare Restaurant, 37 High St.; Rail. Rfmt. Rooms.
Stratford-on-Avon is a clean and well-built little country-town
of (1901) 8310 inhab., with wide and pleasant streets containing