From the "Juliet balcony" of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre's new tower, visitors enjoy views across Stratford-upon-Avon, the River Avon, and, on good days at least four counties. The view from the platform, at 105 feet, extends across Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestshire as far as the Vale of Evesham.
At the moment, there are no orientation tables or maps but that may change. Meanwhile, visitors who know what they are looking for can pick out Shakespeare's Birthplace
, his school and many of Stratford-upon-Avon's well preserved, black and white half-timbered buildings.
Holy Trinity Church, site of Shakespeare's grave
, is also visible from the tower.