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... We arrived in Stratford and first went to Ann Hathaways house. This was her house before she married Shakespeare. Truly an amazing house and gardens and trying to get our heads wrapped around the fact that the house was from 1400. We then headed into town to Shakespeare birthplace which was a lot smaller and right in centre of town. We learned a lot about his life. Sad that he had no direct descendants only a great nephew that kept things going. After a tour around ...
... a bend of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century.
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They spent the night GLAMPING! Hannah told Elaine, "This isn't CAMPING!"
We decided to leave Hilary and Jez to themselves today. They had loose ends to tie up for the wedding - men's suits to return etc. So Ian and I drove to Stratford-upon-Avon, a trip taking us about 2 hours including roadworks. A lovely city, Shakespeare's home city,with its 16th century buildings. We wandered around for the rest of the day, taking in the sights. A simple dinner cooked by ...
... an hour or so the boat traffic eased off, and we turned the boat round so that were facing the same way as the other boat, as they had a cratch, which made getting off at our stern quite difficult. We discovered that his boat’s stern had an unusual taper, leaving a gap between his boat and ours, and a gap between his stern and the shore. We still managed, but we had to be careful.
James went down to check the weed hatch, and Hugo chose that moment ...
... I then walked the ramparts (533 steps up and down -- this would have been hard work) and joined Becky on a ghost walk, covering ghostly history during the 1700's and 1800's.
From there, we spent time walking another great Falconry show and a demonstration of a trebuchet.
Anyone familiar with Monty Python knows that a trebuchet is used to fling heavy ...