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.