I’ve had some time off research and writing over the Christmas period, and I also spent a long weekend in the UK seeing my best friend and my family. I popped into Stratford-upon-Avon one morning, to meet my parents and brother (and his family) and so snapped a few photos with my phone.
My brother has a gift shop (Box of Delights) in Henley Street, the location of William Shakespeare’s birthplace, so I was able to take these photos of Shakespeare’s birthplace and also a patch of exposed Tudor wattle and daub wall which is in my brother’s shop under a protective glass screen – interesting!
Those of you who’ve been to Stratford will know that it has many Tudor buildings and lots of attractions, but I wasn’t there long and my priority was seeing my family so sorry for not taking more.
I hope you enjoy these photos though.
Stratford-upon-Avon is a lovely English town (although I might be biased!) which was the birthplace of William Shakespeare and is the home of the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as some lovely medieval and Tudor houses. Other attractions include Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Nash’s House and New Place, Mary Arden’s Farm, Hall’s Croft, Falstaff’s Experience, Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway are buried, the Stratford Brass Rubbing Centre, the 16th Century Harvard House, cruises along the River Avon and shopping in the town centre. Stratford is also within easy travelling distance of Birmingham, Oxford, Warwick, the Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace. See www.shakespeare.org.uk/home.html and www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk/ for more information.