Stratford-Upon-Avon, Day 2

For my second and last day in Stratford-Upon-Avon, I saw everything I had missed the previous day. I started with a visit to Hall’s Croft, the 17th century home where Shakespeare’s eldest daughter, Susanna, and her husband Dr. John Hall lived.  It also had lovely grounds.

Next up was Nash’s House and New Place, which is where Shakespeare’s story ended in 1616. Archaeologists are still uncovering the remains of his final home (New Place), and it’s very interesting to watch them work. Nash’s House is named after Thomas Nash, the first husband of Shakespeare’s granddaughter (and the gardens are spectacular).

Finally, with only a little bit of time to spare before my bus to London, I went up to the Royal Shakespeare’s Company Tower, to get a bird’s eye view of town.

And then it was time for me to return to London.  But I think it was a successful visit to a new place, which I discovered alone (which was a first!).  Edinburgh didn’t quite count as I’d been there previously with friends.  All in all, a great couple of days.

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