Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, England. It lies on the River Avon. The town is the birthplace and deathbed of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Everything here has something or other to do with Shakespeare.
A noble fool! A worthy fool! (As you like it)
The streets of Stratford lined with Tudor style houses and shops
A quaint little shop selling Christmas decorations…
We stumbled upon this shop selinng wine with gold dust and thought it quite amusing
On this site stood New Place, the large Tudor residence which William Shakespear purchased in 1597. After his busy working life in London, the dramatist returned to New Place and died here in april 1616. The house was demolished in 1759 and the foundations are preserved in this garden setting.
Holy Trinity Stratford-Upon-Avon
The Collegiate Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon, is often known simply as Shakespeare’s Church, due to its fame as the place of baptism and burial of William Shakespeare. The poet and playwright, was baptised in Holy Trinity on 26 April 1564 and was buried there on 25 April 1616.
The back of the church offered a nice walk along the river….
Inside, stained glass windows featuring major English and Biblical saints…
The grave of William Shakespear (right) and his wife (left)