The Lake District to Highclere
Today was another big day of driving as Gadget tried to tick all my "wish to see" boxes. We left the lakes District at around 9am and travelled about 3.5 hrs to
Stratford upon Avon
Stratford upon Avon's most famous resident was William Shakespeare
And he was born in this house in around 1564. The house is open to the public and we fortunate to have a wander through.
It was furnished according to the period
And this is how they believed Shakespeare s childhood bedroom would have looked, they believed he would have shared this room with his two brothers.
The gentleman above was one of two actors performing on the day and they were amazing. They asked for any requests and were able to cite them verbatim.
Not long after we arrived they performed two sonnets accompanied by guitar.
When they next called for requests Gadget couldn't help himself and requested the
"St Crispin's day" speech from The play Henry V
I don't know if you have ever heard this speech but it is long and emotive and this guy was absolutely amazing
If you are interested in hearing it just ask either myself or Gadget as I filmed it and we are happy to share it with you.
After leaving Shakespeare s family home we headed to the home of his daughter, which is beautiful furnished and very well maintained. With a lovely peaceful garden to sit in.
We wandered slowly back along the water front, which had lots of canal boats, in all different colours all beautifully presented.
As we headed back to the car we came across a statue in the park that is a memorial to
The amount of time spent in the car was good for my stitching and I finished my third Lucy Boston or this trip.
We arrived at our overnight accomodation around 5pm
The inn was full of olde world charm and had interesting little places to sit and things to see everywhere, every time I looked around I found something else to see.
We had an amazing meal here, one of our top three since being in the UK
The staff were lovely
And after our meal Gadget had an impromptu
Whisky tasting education session.
We had a lovely relaxing evening and the best thing was we only had to walk
upstairs to our room.
Thanks for sharing our journey with us