It was a rainy morning when we rolled into Stratford-upon-Avon. If Stratford-upon-Avon sounds a bit familiar to you, it would be because it’s the home and birthplace of William Shakespeare. The birthplace and various buildings associated with the Shakespeare family are currently managed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Minh and I visited three of these properties while we were in Stratford – Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Nash’s House and New Place, and Hall’s Croft, We missed out on Shakespeare’s Grave, which is located at Holy Trinity Church, because there was a baptism going on and we didn’t want to wait around until it was over.
I will not bore you with all the history behind the different properties, which you can read about at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website, but it was a cool place to visit. Stratford-upon-Avon would be a great place to spend a full day, if the weather is nice. You can spend most of the morning visiting the properties and learning about Shakespeare’s home and families.. Then spend the afternoon perusing the local shops or maybe taking in a play at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theater. Maybe something to plan for next time we head that way.