Stratford-upon-Avon

Lifestyle | March 13, 2017

SHAKESPEARE’S STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

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During our visit to Stratford-upon-Avon we planned on visiting Ann Hathaway’s Cottage and Hall’s Croft. We purchased a Town & Cottage Pass in advance and would also have been able to see Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Shakespeare’s New Place that day. The good thing about this pass though is that it’s valid for 12 months so we opted for just 2 sights and do the other ones later in the year. We went to Shakespeare’s Birthplace once before but it’s actually been a while so we want to go again. shakespeare’s stratford-upon-avon

 

Ann Hathaway’s Cottage opens at 10am and we decided to be there right on time. There was still a travel group from France walking around but as they were about to leave, it became very quiet. Somehow quite unexpected being the weekend and all. It was beautiful, you get a tour around the cottage and the people there were incredibly nice. A lady told us that the gardens are so dreamy in summer and very romantic. William Shakespeare courted Ann Hathaway here and it’s probably our idea of romance. The thatched farmhouse tells a story that is more than 500 years old. It’s so worth visiting. We think it’ll be even more worth it in about 2 months time when everything is blooming. But it was idyllic nonetheless also because we had such lovely weather in the morning. The village Shottery is so pretty and just looks like out of a picture book. shakespeare’s stratford-upon-avon

 

What I wore:

Zara Trenchcoat (old; last worn here; love this one as well), Warehouse Dress (on sale!), Zara Boots (old; love these ones too), Topshop Scarf (old; love this one too which I’m wearing here), Lulu Guiness Bag (old), Hunter Umbrella
 
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Right after Ann Hathaway’s Cottage we drove to the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon to park our car and walked to Hall’s Croft. Hall’s Croft is the home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband Dr. John Hall. It was very quiet here as well and we made the most of it. The house is from the time of Jacob I. and  was very elegant back then. House and gardens are open to the public and as Susanna’s husband was a very trusted doctor, there are also some herbs in the garden. shakespeare’s stratford-upon-avon
 
 
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Before dinner we decided to go for a walk in the centre of beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon (sometimes we needed the umbrella for the odd rainshower), went to the shop of the Royal Shakespeare Company and took a stroll in the park right behind the theatre. We would have loved to see a Shakespeare play (I do love Shakespeare’s comedies) but the season just started again so we had to postpone that. Do you know how I would have loved to have seen Patrick Stewart in a play? Joerg and I love Patrick Stewart, aaaah, he’s always been the best Enterprise captain to me. Yes, I confess I’m a Trekkie and even if some might think that Shakespeare and Star Trek doesn’t go together. I think it does, doesn’t it?
 
 
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Zara Trenchcoat (old; last worn here; love this one as well), Warehouse Dress (on sale!), Zara Boots (old; love these ones too), Topshop Scarf (old; love this one too which I’m wearing here), Lulu Guiness Bag (old), Hunter Umbrella

Comments

Ruth

Hi Kirsten, I really enjoyed your post. I also loved visiting Stratford-upon-Avon and imagining those characters from long ago. What amazing buildings and gardens. You look lovely and that shade of red in your coat is perfect for your colouring! Ruth

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thelifbissue43

I’m so glad Ruth, thank you. I feel the same way, I always imagine the characters from long ago in such a surrounding, it always fascinates me. Yes, I do love some bold colours. Have a wonderful weekend.x

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Nancy

Yes!!! I just booked for april and June!! Cant wait to be in the UK again! What a lovely dress you are wearing!

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thelifbissue43

Yay, that sounds exciting Nancy, so happy for you and wish you a lovely time here in the UK. And thank you.x

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