I have these pictures for a while now, but with work and other commitments I kept postponing showing them. Stratford upon Avon is well known because is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Hubby and I didn’t study Shakespeare at school, but I read a couple of his plays as a teenager. I also read Lord Byron, Keats and my mother is found of Rudyard Kipling.
Earlier this month we’ve been to Birmingham and after a day working, I wanted to visit Starford upon Avon.
We started with Shakespeare’s birthplace. He lived here from birth until he was old enough to marry. He also spent the first five years of family life here with his wife, Anne Hathaway.
Opposite the house is a Christmas shop that looked like it was from a fairy tale. It’s a shame it was closed, but we arrived in Straford at 6.30pm.
We walked through the town, there are so many Tudor houses, it is a gem.
These Almshouses were built in early 15th century by the nearby church as homes for aged local people. From the 15th century to present day, the houses were used only for this purpose. I think it’s amazing they have the same purpose after more than 500 years.
Hall’s Croft was the home of Susanna Shakespeare, the daughter, and her husband Dr John Hall, a wealthy physician.
The church were Shakespeare’s grave is.
Before leaving Starford upon Avon, we went to see the house from the other side. It’s a shame we weren’t able to visit it, but I plan to visit it in the future.