Monday, July 24th, through Tuesday the 25th, we went as a group to Stratford-Upon-Avon. For the corresponding blog posts, click here for the 24th and here for the 25th.
Stratford-Upon-Avon was the birthplace and the resting place of William Shakespeare and his wife, Anne Hathaway. It was very exciting for the group to be able to spend two days in the town, which gave us all time to see historical sites and more modern sites relating to the bard.we were able to gain some experience in our Bed & Breakfasts. We split up into groups of two or three, and met some wonderful people at the guest homes where we stayed.
We were able to visit the Swan Theatre, and even see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Titus Andronicus, one of Shakespeare’s earliest shows. We also visited the Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare and Hathaway were married, and eventually buried. Their graves are located on the interior of the church, in a gorgeous hall.
We visited the Stratford School, where Shakespeare grew up leraning Latin and ancient texts.
We also visited the beautiful cottage where Anne Hathaway grew up, as well as learned the history of the 9-acre piece of land. the home had many gardens an a small forest walking path that we spent our second day exploring.