Riparian Scene, River Avon.

This evening, I am posting highlights of my visit today to Stratford-upon-Avon in central England.

Stratford is forever associated with famous playwright and poet, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) who was both born and buried in the town. In addition to birth and burial places (both of which are open to visitors) there is also the famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre, home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

More information:

  • Stratford is a prosperous town with a population of about 26,000.
  • Located about 104 miles N.W. of London.
  • Situated on the banks of the gentle flowing River Avon. Boat trips are available.
  • Shakespeare’s burial-place is inside the 13th century, Church of the Holy Trinity which itself is an interesting medieval structure.
  • The town centre is well populated with ancient, black and white, timber-framed buildings dating back hundreds of years.
  • To accommodate high volumes of visitors Stratford is well endowed with hotels, lodgings, restaurants and shops.
  • Well located for tours from London which include Blenheim Palace and the  popular Cotswolds district.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom.

The Guild Chapel.

Half timbered architecture style.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

Lava flow of tourists in Henley Street.

Riparian scene, River Avon.

Shakespeare inspired murals.

Church of the Holy Trinity, burial ;place of W.Shakespeare.

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