Shakespeare in Stratford-on-Avon, UK

Stratford Shakespear's house_2012.7.22The home of William Shakespeare!  My purpose for this weekend’s trip was really to visit my good friends in Birmingham but when they told me about the famous small town where Shakespeare was born, it was time a short day trip from Birmingham to Stratford – 20mins train ride.

01v/11/arve/G2582/016William Shakespeare:

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. (Wikipedia)

Born: April 23, 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon
Died: April 23, 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon
Spouse: Anne Hathaway (m. 1582–1616)
Education: King Edward VI School Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-on-Avon is a quint small town that upkept most of the old English buildings and houses.   You could visit the house Shakespeare was born, where his sister lived, the church he was buried and also buy tickets to the Shakespeare plays.  It has everything and all things to do with Shakespeare!  A reminiscing time of those high school english classes where we had to recite Soliloquies..There is also some shopping, taking leisurely walks around the river and renting kayaks/boats.  A must try is the moo-moo’s milkshake though!  With over hundred of different options, there’s a milkshake for everyone! 🙂

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