How lovely to see you!
William Shakespeare died on 3rd May 1616, just over 400 years ago so there have been many special events to mark the occasion. We decided to stop off at Stratford-upon-Avon to have a look around as it's been years since we visited.
If you haven't been before, no doubt you will be expecting some quaint , half-timbered houses and you won't be disappointed. Even Shakespeare's birthplace still stands near the shops and you can go in and investigate. We decided not to but did take a peek into the pretty garden next to it (the top two photos of the mosaic). Down by the river, there's a statue of the Bard himself high up looking over the town with some of his famous characters to keep him company including Falstaff and Lady Macbeth.
I enjoyed looking at the costumes on display and, of course, my cup of coffee and half a salted chocolate caramel tart.
|There were some interesting costume facts displayed by the tables such as the brillo pad wigs used by Lady Macbeth!|
The 50p chain ferry ride across the river made us feel as if we were on a cruise as we glided past the swans, well for about two minutes until we reached the other side where the car was parked next to the cricketers playing in the field.