Stratford Upon Avon

On a train to Stratford Upon Avon!

On a train to Stratford Upon Avon!

Shakespeare Weeks continue
With Bert hitting the road
He’s off to Stratford Upon Avon
To see Shakespeare’s abode

Bert takes a train
Through the countryside
As the town gets closer
His eyes grow wide!

Then he hops a bus
For an Open-Air Tour
It hits all of the landmarks
On the map in the brochure

As the birthplace of Shakespeare
Bert hopes to feel inspired
William’s works are masterpieces
That Bert’s always admired

City Sightseeing Tour Bus - Stratford Upon Avon

City Sightseeing Tour Bus – Stratford Upon Avon

Bert loves the Hop-On/Hop-Off open air bus!

Bert loves the Hop-On/Hop-Off open air bus!

Bert on the bus

Bert on the bus

Cruising on the bus
Bert sees the first site
It’s William’s childhood home
And it’s simply a delight

Bert learns of Will’s family
Touring the quaint place
They had a glove shop
In the first floor space

Heading to Shakespeare's home

Heading to Shakespeare’s home

Bert at Shakespeare's childhood home

Bert at Shakespeare’s childhood home

Inside the home

Inside the house

Let's see more!

Let’s see more!

Back on the bus

Back on the bus

Love the buildings here!

Love the buildings here!

The Falcon

The Falcon

Back on the bus
Bert passes a pub & shop
One is called The Falcon
He wishes he could stop!

But there’s no time to waste
As Bert rides on
Arriving at Hall’s Croft
He perches on the lawn

Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna
Lived here with husband John Hall
Until William’s death
When they moved to something more small

Hall’s Croft

Hall’s Croft

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Is the next stopping point
Bert wants to see a play!
He knows it won’t disappoint

There is a second theatre
Next door called the Swan
You can also see shows here
That the Shakespeare Company puts on

The Swan Theatre

The Swan Theatre

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

At the Holy Trinity Church
See where William is buried
He was also baptized here
And likewise possibly married

Read Will’s grave inscription
And you’ll see a curse warning
Don’t dare move Will’s bones
Or its YOU we’ll be mourning

Shakespeare is buried inside

Shakespeare is buried inside

On to the next stop!

On to the next stop!

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Bert travels on
Away from the city
To Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
Which is oh so pretty!

This 'bird-scarer' didn't scare Bert! :)

This ‘bird-scarer’ didn’t scare Bert! 🙂

Heading to the final location

Heading to the final location

After touring the cottage
Bert heads to a park
It’s the Bancroft Gardens
A legendary landmark

Here you’ll find statues
Inspired by Shakespeare’s plays
They are pretty incredible
Bert stares in a daze

There’s Lady Macbeth & Falstaff
William himself & Prince Hall
But it’s the statue of Hamlet
That Bert likes best of all

Bancroft Gardens

Bancroft Gardens

Amazing statues inspired by Shakespeare Plays

Amazing statues inspired by Shakespeare Plays

Bert loves the Hamlet Statue!

Bert loves the Hamlet Statue!

To Bert, or Not To Bert. That is the question.

To Bert, or Not To Bert. That is the question.

Bert loves Stratford Upon Avon
He’s feeling very inspired
It’s time to get back to writing!
Bert found what he desired

Bert loved Stratford Upon Avon

Bert loved Stratford Upon Avon

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