Tuesday we took the train to Stratford Upon Avon, a bit over 2 hours from London. Again it was a beautiful sunny day and the scenery was superb. We are just loving all the history and beautiful old buildings which add to the charm of these little villages and towns.
We also visited Shakespeare's family home and took a tour of the rooms and then enjoyed the gardens.
From there we went to see the location of New House which was bought by Shakespeare and restored by him.Unfortunately the owner tired of so many people wanting to see Shakespeare's home that he pulled it down, I think in the 1700s. A lovely knot garden still exists and the tour guide was able to give plenty of information about life in those times. We missed our train back by 5 minutes and had to wait an hour and a half for the next train but it was a lovely day outand well worth the effort. Unfortunately Anne Hathaway's cottage requires a car to reach it so that will have to wait for another time.
There were cruise boats taking tourists for a trip along the Avon River and some lovely houseboats were also moored nearby.
Hugs, Jan Mac