9 January 2013

Visiting Stratford Upon Avon

Visiting Stratford Upon Avon

On Christmas Eve I shared with you all an early Christmas present from my friend Hayley, which was a trip to Magic Alley in Stratford-Upon-Avon (read all about that here). Whilst we were there we also did some sight-seeing and I had such a lovely day that I wanted to share it here on my blog as well as some of the photos.

Visiting Stratford Upon Avon

As well as being home to Magic Alley, Stratford-Upon-Avon is far more famous as being the birth place of World renowned Shakespeare. Yes, the very same Shakespeare who we all despised a little in school as we had to learn, dissect and be examined on his plays. For us, we had to do work on Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. Loathed the work as I did in school, you just can't help but appreciate the works of Shakespeare which have become such a huge part of British history, and known World wide. 

Visiting Stratford Upon Avon
For me, it was a bit surreal seeing the house and place that Shakespeare was born. We were going to go in and see the house from the inside, but the ticket prices were a bit much for what our purses and wallets would allow (£14 per adult!) But we have a good old nosey from the outside and paid a little visit to the gift shop where I bought some Shakespeare related souvenirs. 

Visiting Stratford Upon Avon

There was also a wonderfully quaint little shop called the Peter Rabbit Specialist which housed many childhood memories; favourite books and characters I grew up with. I picked myself up a very cute Beatrix Potter writing set for writing to my pen-pals around the World!

Visiting Stratford Upon Avon
We had a wander around the Town Centre, visiting shops like Space NK, New Look, Crabtree & Evelyn, Debenhams and Superdrug, and I picked up a few beauty treats, before we decided to pop into a traditional looking pub and inn for some dinner! I had the Hunter's Chicken, which was utterly divine, with a lovely glass of hot mulled wine!

Visiting Stratford Upon Avon
Before heading home we found a cute little tea shop and stopped by for a last little treat before heading back on the hour and a half drive home. I decided to get a pot of tea with some scones. A perfect end to a lovely day!

Visiting Stratford Upon Avon
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  1. Aw I live here! Glad you had a lovely day :) . The entry to Shakespeare's birthplace is way too expensive. Xx

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    1. I did, it was really lovely and a lovely break from hectic life! xo

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  2. I love Stratford. Every time we go though the OH insists on rowing me up & down the river LOL! We always have a great day there though x

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    1. Haha I don't know why but that just gave me a very comical image in my head! xo

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  3. I love Stratford-upon-avon! I used to always go when I was a little girl during the six weeks holidays. It's so beautiful :D So jealous of your scone with jam! I'm on a health kick and this is doing nothing for my willpower. xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh I was on a health kick too... but shhh ;) hehe xo

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  4. Looks so nice there , and the food looks amazing!:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It was a lovely day out and the food at both places was yummy! xo

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  5. I absolutely hated Shakespeare at school but would love to visit his birthplace and soak up all the history! Very jealous! & those scones look delicious!

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha I think we all did tbh! They were very yummy :) xo

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  6. So beautiful...great pictures!! I've never been to England but these pictures make me wanna go!!

    http://www.simplyjess4u.com

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    1. Thank you Jessica! Where in the UK do you want to visit the most? xo

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  7. I love this post. I'm from the US, and sadly have never visited the UK. My grandmother however, grew up and lived there until she was 19 and came here, so I feel a bit of kinship with England . I love seeing posts from those who actually live there, since all the "I visited England " posts are usually the same (tower of london, buckingham palace..).

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    1. I'm glad you liked seeing something different and I hope you get to visit the UK one day! xo

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  8. I am so jealous! This looks like such a fun day, I've always wanted to do to England someday, I'm jealous you live there! :) xx

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    1. You should come over one day Aly and visit! :) xo

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  9. I've been there! Hubby and I went there about 3 years ago. Some great charity shops there too, and they have a Christmas shop that's open all year round :D

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  10. Lovely post! I always enjoy having a wander around Stratford whenever I'm in that neck of the woods, great to have a nose in Space NK too! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh yes definitely! You can never say no to a quick look around Space NK xo

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  11. This looks like a lovely day out, I'll have to visit.
    I went to Chepstow Saturday which is another quaint little town and they have a castle, very enjoyable day all round :) x

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  12. wow this looks like such a lovely place.. I love the Peter Rabbit shop and the food all looks so good. I never get out of the house :(

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    1. You should try plan a day out with friends :) xo

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