Favorite thing: The Bulldog Bash takes place every August at the York Raceway, Long Marston just a few miles past Stratford Upon Avon. Stratford is worth a visit, famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare it isnt as tacky as most tourist traps and has plenty of good pubs too.
Here i am with Trish the singer with the Playgirls outside Shakespeares house, he wasn`t in.
- Road Trip
Favorite thing: Flower Beds, benches, William Shakespeare memorial, walks along the river. There's a main tourist information center here that has or at least used to have the American Express office in it as well. The lamp posts along the park have whimsical sculptures of Shakespeare characters. The river has swans swimming along it and you can get a water ferry or book a riverboat cruise. There's a footbride across the water as well. Good place to get your visitor information.
Favorite thing: Stratford has a very old world feel to it and I liked the way most of the shops and buildings have retained their original look. The architecture and look of Barclays Bank (pictured), Pizza Hut, Cafe Costa and other businesses fitted in nicely with the more historic buildings in the town.
Favorite thing: Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and spent the early and late parts of his life here. The Shakespeare Birthplace trust have restored his birthplace, and the homes of his mother, wife, and daughter and these are now all musuems open to the public. The birthpalce is probably the most interesting - primarily as it is adjacent to the excellent visitor centre.
River Avon Walk - part 5
Favorite thing: The Stratford Steeplechase Course lies on the north side of the river. The horsies weren't out on the day that I was there, but they must be fun to watch when they are running!
- Hiking and Walking
- Horse Riding
A typical English town
Favorite thing: The best thing about Stratford-upon-Avon is that it's a great place to walk around in and take in the surroundings. It gives you a feel of the town.
- Budget Travel
Favorite thing: Stratford old town has many interesting houses and buildings.
Every street throws up an intersting feature to be admired.
Favorite thing: Here are longish Thames motor boats on the Avon, which are mainly for river tours, another touristic attraction perhaps.
Favorite thing: Here's the Garrick Inn, on some literary trail I would say. The black white timbering is typical, but not similar to the Chester buildings by and by.
On the streets of Stratford
Favorite thing: I didn't list these under Must Visit because you ought to find them anywhere before your eyes in Stratford.
Favorite thing: Engineering prizes are keenly sought, this delicate little number has a diesel engine from ,of all things, a cement mixer.
- Road Trip
The Winter's Tale
Fondest memory: We saw an interesting production of Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' at the RSC theatre. The setting was changed to 1950's America, yet still retained the original characters, plot and dialogue.
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