Monday, April 16, 2012

Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare!

Sunday we had a restful day. We spent the night in a lovely hotel in Stratford Upon Avon. This is the birthplace of Shakespeare!

First, we were enthralled watching the little canal barges going through the many lochs of the canals adjoining the Avon river. I had a brief vision of becoming the Vintage Barge Lady, which was quickly squelched by Mr. V. hmmm...

After the barge experience, we visited Anne Hathaway's Cottage. It has beautiful gardens and a wonderful thatched roof. So peaceful and lovely.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

We stopped for a lovely lunch at the Pen and Parchment before heading out for a little shopping and a visit to Shakespeare's childhood home.

All of the plants in this garden are used in his plays and poetry.

I think Warwickshire is the prettiest part of England and I can see why it inspired such wonderful writing, poetry and theatre. I bought a little book of Sonnets. Tanner bought Macbeth. He is a much deeper thinker than I.

Location:Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

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