Stratford is beautiful and is a truly colourful town. It is in the county of Warwickshire, England.
My friend, Ben, and I drove down to Stratford-upon-Avon because we wanted to visit Shakespeare’s house, this has been a dream of mine since I started reading Shakespeare’s books in secondary school. Williams Shakespeare’s books were one of the main books we used in literature. I loved his plays but the books were usually difficult to comprehend (L.O.L). My favorite play was HAMLET but he is most known for his play, ROMEO & JULIET.
Anyways I digress.
We got into the town around 3:15 pm and we were a little bit confused on where to visit first. We couldn’t decide on which activity to commence with between riding a boat, having a picnic, feeding the ducks, visiting to the town center or visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace. Unfortunately, we discovered that Shakespeare center closes at 5pm, therefore we had to rush down there. On getting there, we couldn’t go inside as we were told we needed to book a visiting slot in advance through the website. We were left with no choice than to take pictures by his statue and also in front of Shakespeare’s birthplace and around the beautiful town center.
After that phase, it was time for the boat cruise which I anticipated because I have really never been on a boat in England. Annoyingly, there was a very long queue to get on the boat. We were hungry, thirsty and impatient. Therefore, we decided to have our picnic. We came prepared with our bottle of wine, fruits, food, dessert and flowers to make our picnic look beautiful. The picnic was set up beside the river. It was amazing because I have never had such an experience in the UK. We got a lot of comments about how beautiful our picnic arrangement was and if they were to give a prize for the best picnic at the park, they would have given it to us.
After the picnic, I fed the ducks and watched people pass by on boats.
After eating so much, we were filled up and became lazy to go on the boat cruise. We decided to take a walk around the town for better sightseeing.
I am upset with myself for just discovering how beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon is and all thanks goes to my friend Ben, for informing of it.
On my next visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, I plan to do the following:
- visit the RSC theatre
- Visit the big wheel
- A boat cruise on the river Avon
- Visit Magic Alley to shop for magic products especially Harry Potter wands, broomsticks and merchandise.
- Visit the butterfly farm, a green house full of butterflies. It is a great place for nature lovers
- Boat dining
- Visit the MAD Museum, a mechanical art and design exhibits
- Visit Tudors world, interpretation of the Tudor times
If you have been to Stratford-upon-Avon, Kindly drop your opinions about the place and kindly suggest where I should visit on my next visit to Stratford.
Catch the highlights of my trip here https://www.instagram.com/p/CEOmj5znDah/
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