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Jul 24, 2017 - Stratford-Upon-Avon

"Now no way can I stray; Save back to England,all the worlds my way" - Shakespeare, Richard II. First stop in Stratford-Upon-Avon was Shakespeare's birthplace on Henley St. It's a Tudor building dating to 16th century. From there we toured through the town visiting the church where Shakespeare is buried, and passed by the home of his daughter Susanna, and the picturesque Avon river. After lunch at a local pub we were off to the beautiful Hidcote Gardens which is arranged as a series of outdoor rooms separated by walls and hedges of many...

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May 28, 2017 - Lunch on the bank of the Avon

Visited Stratford on Avon today. Birthplace of William Shakespeare. It was teeming with people - not only is it Sunday, it's also a long weekend, being Bank Holiday Monday tomorrow. We had a walk around the market and then wandered across the bridge and found a nice little cafe on the side of the river where we had sandwiches for lunch and watch the tourists in the row and motor boats go round about. We came across this sign while wandering around - it's going to be a slow journey!!! This photo is for the calligraphers - Pen and...

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Honkers & England

Aug 2, 2016 - York - Coventry - Stratford-Upon-Avon

We had a bit of an earlier start this morning so we could avoid some traffic on the motorway. We had to have our bags outside our rooms at 6.30am, then breakfast and on the coach at 7.30am. We woke up to light rain this morning. We all can't believe how lucky we have been with the weather the whole trip. We drove down past Leeds and Nottingham on our way to Leicester where we stopped for our morning tea break. We had a very quick stop and then we headed to Coventry where we saw the ruins of the original cathedral. It has been incorporated...

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Willos UK Trip

Jan 27, 2015 - Stratford-upon-Avon

Today we visited Stratford-upon-Avon the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Although we didn’t visit the William Shakespeare sites we did enjoy wandering through the town and along the river with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the beautiful local church.

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Aug 2, 2013 - Stonehenge and Shakespeare

We hung out in a mid-size city, Salisbury, for three days. Salisbury is located in southern England about 10 miles from Stonehenge. It is the kind of town we like. Large enough to have all the services we need including large grocery stores but small enough that we didn’t feel overwhelmed. We could walk from our campground along a path to the city centre in about 20 minutes. As with most European cities, a huge, old and ornate church is located in the city centre. The church in Salisbury had an old mechanical clock dating back to the 1300’s...

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Jul 26, 2013 - Shakespeare, a row upon the Avon, and "All's Well that Ends Well"

Josh: A few days ago we went to a little town called Stratford-Upon-Avon. Stratford was built along the banks of a river called Avon. This was the town where William Shakespeare was born. The first place we went to was Anne Hathaway's (not the actor) cottage. While there we bought a five house package, meaning that we could go to all of the five houses significant to Shakespeare for the price of only one adult (this was because we had the English Heritage overseas visitors pass. We looked around the village and found out that it only...

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Jul 25, 2013 - Jousting n stuff

JOEL: We went to arunding castle. It is a medieval castle that they have set up so there are activities to do that they would have done for entertainment in those days there was stuff like real sword fights, an amorist, medieval games( witch Josh bought one), pilgrim souvenirs ( mum bought one for herself and I bought one for my piano teacher), they also had jousting there were four teams they were the Roman Empire( leading team on the score board) , France, England, and bergandie ,me and mum went for the Roman Empire, dad went for...

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Oct 10, 2012 - To be or not to be...and the Cotswolds

To be or not to be... was the question asked by the famous bard however I must confess that I have never read hamlet. But I did visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare and have to say that I was a bit underwhelmed. It may have been due to the fact that this was the sixth mad day in a row or that the weather was once again drab but to me it just looked like another tudor town although their did look as though there were more preserved buildings here than elsewhere. I didn't feel the need to visit the house in which...

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Finding Cheryl 2012

Aug 4, 2012 - Stratford-Upon-Avon

We caught the 10.30am bus from outside the campsite into Stratford and went first to Shakespeare’s Birthplace. We decided to get a “Five House Ticket" for £42 for the two of us. This was a saving even if we only did two, but we did 4 of the 5 Shakespeare places today, dodging showers all day. Shakespeare’s Birthplace was interesting, but we more enjoyed Nash’s House & New Place. Nash was Shakespeare’s granddaughter’s house and the house is a well-preserved Tudor building. Next door are the foundations of New Place which is the house...

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Jul 1, 2012 - Stratford upon Avon

Sunday, July 1, 2012 We went to Stratford and saw the places associated with William Shakespeare's birth, early life and death. The house where he was born is still there, as is his grammar school and his daughter Judith and his duaghter Susanna's house. The New House he built when he returned to Stratford and where he died is gone, but they are doing archeological work there. We didn't go in anywhere, but just walked around and looked at the outside of things because it would have been expensive. The town and the buildings have been well...

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Jun 8, 2012 - Stratford-upon-Avon

We spent a rainy morning in this small but well-known town. It is where William Shake- speare was born in 1564 and died in 1616. Our local guide took us to the “bard's” church where he was baptized and later buried in the floor near the altar. There are several 1400's half-timbered old buildings and taverns as well as the recently remodeled Royal Shakespeare Theatre here. The town sits on the Avon River crossed by the 500-year-old Clopton Bridge with many narrow river houseboats tied up by the nearby locks. Many fine and quaint shops with...

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Carol-IvanTravels

May 8, 2012 - Stratford on Avon

We have had some really good places to stay, all found at the last minute. THey were comfortable, proprieters were very helpful and breakfasts were substantial. We had a walk around the Avon. Very picturesque. Loads of white swans and some white and grey Canadian geese (learned that's what they were later!) We then had a guided tour. The guide was very enthusiastic and very obviously loved her home town. However we couldn't go into any of the places other than the church (and even there it was suggested we make a donation). We were...

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