With visitor moorings right in the centre of town, Drifters’ base at Wootton Wawen, near Henley-in-Arden, offers the chance to visit the 2012 Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival by canal boat.
Headline speakers at this year’s event, taking place 22 April to 7 May, include Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy, Iain Banks, Jeremy Paxman, PD James, Jenni Murray and Simon Armitage.
Stratford is just a six-hour cruise along the beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal from Drifters’ canal boat hire base at Wootton Wawen. The town offers canal boat holiday-makers a diverse range of shops and restaurants, quaint side streets and beautiful open parklands along the River Avon.
As well as visiting the town’s annual Literary Festival, boaters can moor up and take time to explore the Shakespeare scene, including the famous Swan Theatre, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.
During the time of the Festival, a week’s narrowboat holiday for four people starts at £615 and short breaks are available from £431. For more information about Drifters canal boat holidays call 0844 984 0322.
For Festival tickets call 01789 207100.