The Riverside Walk
The Riverside Walk along the River Avon is a really lovely walk to do.
It takes you along from the barge area (and the old 500 year old Compton Bridge), past The Royal Shakespeare Company, past the Rubbing Centre, up to Holy Trinity Church.
Opposit the bank we spotted a little dog had fallen into the water and thankfully his mistress was quick and managed to pull him out!
There were parents pushing their buggys, pensioners going for a walk, couples wlaking hand in hand... generally just a lovely atmosphere in which to take a walk in the fresh air.
If you feel like some coffee you can stop at the Royal Shakespeare Company cafe for a bit.
You can feed the swans and ducks... especially lovely for the kids... or just sit on a bench and watch the poeple, boats and barges, walk and sail by.
A photographer's paradise!
Thank goodness we have two cameras now! A Ricoh and a Nikon.
Stratford-upon-Avon is jam-packed with character and nuance at every turn. There is such a lot of attention paid to detail here, from the flower arrangements in the garden beds, to the architecture in the buildings.
We took hundreds of photos each day, it really is a photographer's paradise! :)
Broadway Tower is the smallest castle i've ever seen , i think it is the smallest castle in the world but i am not sure about it.
Located on a field of green with great view - not too far from Stratford-Upon-avon it can be a great half day trip.
An Actor's Pub
Convivial tavern proximate to Shakepearean theatre and the tourist tat of Stratford. Restaurant on one side - overpriced but convenient; pub on the other with a better-than-expected selection of real ale. Walls lined with head shots of the great and the good. Noisy, crowded, occasionally overrun with tourists, but still a must-see.
This building hosts an excellent museum chronicaling the life of William Shakespeare. Despite the expensive entry price, 8.50, I'd definitely recommend it. Entry also covers the flower garden and birthplace.