Travel by train with London Midland to Stratford-upon-Avon. Famous for being the home of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is rich in history in culture. Just 10 minutes walk from the train station you are in the heart of this picturesque town situated on the River Avon, with a wealth of black and white timber-framed buildings. Home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, 5 historic houses linked to the Bard and a wealth of other great tourist attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a thriving market town set in beautiful surroundings. Families and groups are in for a treat with many attractions to suit all ages.