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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