Stratford-upon-Avon is a medieval market town close to the Cotswolds, most famously known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare :)
This year is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death so we decided to take a trip to the town.
The town itself is really really nice to walk around as it has soooo many interesting buildings to see ^^
As part of our trip we booked tickets to some sites with links to Shakespeare; we got a 3-in-1 ticket :)
The first site, and the obvious one to visit is the house in which Shakespeare was born….whilst we were there we managed to catch a special item on display in the adjoining Shakespeare centre; his will. It was only on display for another few days so we were lucky to catch it ^^
It’s the first time it’s been back in Stratford-upon-Avon for 400 years, and by now it’ll be back in the national archives where we were told it will stay for the next 25 years ;>.>
We next went to Harvard House, which was built in 1596 by the grandfather of the benefactor of Harvard University. The building is cared for by the Shakespeare Trust and is an interesting little stop for a look inside :)
This house will be closed to visitors soon though when Shakespeare’s New Place opens; the house in which Shakespeare retired to.
Lastly we visited Hall’s Croft, which was the home of Shakespeare’s daughter Sasanna Hall and her husband Dr John Hall.
The house is interesting to look around and there’s a nice walled garden outside. Inside the house are exhibitions about medical history :)