A day trip to William Shakespeare Home Town
What a sunny Fall weather! A mix of green and yellowish leaves was falling down everywhere, covered the side of the road, although it has a bit of chilly breeze but with a good of sunshine at least.
We have a day out with our friends to the William Shakespeare home town in Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare’s Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house situated in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, where it is believed that William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and spent his childhood years. It is now a small museum open to the public and a popular visitor attraction.
The lunch, we went to one of the waterside restaurant, called Café Rouge, but they have not many choices for vegetarian or vegan menu, so I ordered the Croque Bucheron, some of us order the Burger with chips. The Croque Bucheron was a slice of bread cover with sautéed chestnut mushrooms & Gruyère cheese, with a bowl of chips. And the dessert was the mixed berries crumble with custard sauce that my friend shared with me, the crumble was very nice, not too sweet. And the others shared a bowl of Eton Mess, luckily, they loved it, but it maybe too sweet for me.
Later, we visited the Anne Hathaway’s Thatched roof cottage ( The pre-marital home of Shakespeare’s wife ).
|Anne Hathaway’s Cottage – Stratford-upon-Avon – photo by Quinsolve ©|
Next stop we went to visit The Mary Arden’s house, it is the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother and sits alongside Palmer’s Farm, a living history experience transporting visitor’s back to the 1570’s. it is in a little village called Wilmcote near Stratford-upon-Avon, I love the charming Tudor cottage with lots of open wooden beams, full of history, the Palmer’s farm next to the house with some rare breed pigs, cattle and sheep, they also have the falconry display as well, but we missed it and we have no time to enter the enter the magic of the new Enchanted Trail.
Next stop, we went to visit the Holy Trinity Church, Southern Lane of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s Grave and the graves of Anne Hathaway.
When we’ve been there, it was the last service of the church, we missed it!
And we took a little walk to the town Centre and visit the Harvard House.
Afterwards, we walked down to the famous theatre called Royal Shakespeare Theatre, it sat next to the River Avon with a spectacular scenery. Lots of boats, ice-cream huts, restaurants, snack bars, and lots of swans and ducks, I love the white swans, they are huge and lovely, but we forgot to bring some bread to feed them, we only could watch the children threw the bread for them. And the swans and ducks chased the food to the ground, I liked to see them wiggle their big fat bottom, so cute! 🙂
The time has gone too fast and it was nearly the end of our trip today but we got a really happy time, appreciated we have the nice weather in the autumn!
Some of the pictures and information taken from Wikipedia.