Travel

Stratford-upon-Avon

I think it’s time for my first official town of Stratford-upon-Avon post.

Okay, so the whole town is centered around Shakespeare.  I  get that. It’s where he lived; it’s where his buried. And there’s this AMAZING milkshake shop called Blue Cow.  You could literally have a milkshake everyday for the next year and never have the same flavour twice.  It’s incredible.  Obviously, I only order the Oreo milkshake.

But…… “MilkSHAKE”……. “SHAKEspeare”  I think they missed a wonderfully opportunity for a cheesy name pun.

Oh and if you are in the mood for some good food Lambs in upscale pub food and Avon Spice is an AMAZING curry house.

Aspire Style sells these amazing shabby chic/vintage trinkets.  I left my jewellery box in storage in London so I got a wall-hanger for my necklaces here.

(Yes, my necklaces always hang in order of length.  I’m about anal retentive that way)

This post.  When I told Sam there was a lamppost given to Stratford by the nation of Israel he thought I was lying.  I was not.  I walk by it ever day.

 
Holy Trinity Church is where Shakespeare is buried, which is a pretty cool thing to see.
 
(View of Holy Trinity from a Boat on the Avon)
 
Top Ten Things to Do in Stratford:
 
1.  See a show at the RSC (say hi to Sam for me)
2. Go to Mary Arden’s farm
3. Go to Holy Trinity church
4. Take a boat ride on the Avon
5. Go to Anne Hatheway’s cottage and garden. (Shakespeare’s wife, not the actress)
6. Shakespeare’s birthplace house
7. Nash’s house
8. Sunday market on Waterside
9. River Avon trail hike
10. Just sit and relax in Bancroft Gardens
 
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  • Cara Howard

    Hi girly girl! Found your blog via the GFC Blog Hop and am SO GLAD that I did!! I’m a new follower! xoxo

  • Maggie

    I loved Stratford! I was only there for a day visit so I didn’t do everything on your list, but I did 2,3,5,6 and 7. I also had the best meal of my life, but I cannot for the life of me remember where it was.
    Now I want to go back and use all of your insider tips!

    • You had one of the best meals of your life in Stratford?! You must of what it was! xx

  • Amanda @ Eloquent English

    Love the name and you have beautiful blue eyes! Stratford seems like a pretty neat place to visit!!!

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    xoxo
    A-

    • Thank you so much! Loving your name too! xx

  • lovely! I visited there back in 2005 and it was so lovely. would love to go back!
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  • Susie Mazur

    I went to Stratford bout 10 years ago with my mum, I mostly remember going to the butterfly farm and the shire horse centre haha

    • I haven’t been to the horse centre but the butterfly farm charges tons of money to get in now! xx