Welcome to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon!
Charming charming charming and lovely!
I can’t say enough about how lucky we were to have the best week of summer weather ever. And our hotels were all WONDERFUL!
While in Stratford-upon-Avon we stayed at the Alveston Manor! The original hotel comprises a beautiful Tudor building with many authentic features such as an Elizabethan staircase, wood panelling, leaded windows and open fireplace.
Can you imagine this as a manor??
Check out the brickwork and the chimney!
It was just regal!
We arrived early enough to make good use out of the afternoon and we set off on foot to explore the town. Here you will find tudor buildings centuries old!
I love how the buildings tilt and lean!
while walking we happened upon a memorial garden.
It was quite humbling really, as England is commemorating 100 years since the day world war I was declared, and there are remembrances everywhere. This felt like such a humble place.
In memory of those who served from Stratford-upon-Avon
The town remembers, the town never forgets!
Everywhere you look….it’s beautiful!
And don’t be surprised to find men in black velvet walking the streets!
The best deal of the day? You can hop a long boat for a leisurely 45 minute ride upon the Avon!
We sat at the way back…so we could have this view:
Others out rowing!
The bridge behind us after passing under
It was just a lovely day. There were musicians in the park, yummy food to be found on every corner….such a great little town, I only wish we had more time there!
We are packing it up and heading home today…..I’ll be in New York by night time, and on my way home to North Carolina the morning after!