walking in stratford upon avon

River Avon

I decided to go back to my pictures of Britain for this post, and I found some great ones of a trip we took close to the time we left England. We were headed north of London, so we went over to Stratford upon Avon. As the famed birthplace of Shakespeare, it's definitely a tourist attraction, though it didn't feel like it at all. It's just a lovely town to spend the day by the river, catching a play at the local theater, or photographing the historic architecture.

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The town is an easily walkable place, so we decided to ditch the car at the edge of town. Wandering through, we actually just happened upon Shakespeare's home, his family's home, and the family home of his wife. Most of the buildings were in the half timber style and still in really good condition for being centuries old.

Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford upon Avon

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Looking into town from the Holy Trinity graveyard

In addition to the architecture, the River Avon was a lovely spot to view the swans and people watch. There were quite a few canal boats out on the river while we were there as well. I guess, it was the perfect day to be out and about enjoying a cloudless day in Britain.

Swans on the River Avon