In fair Stratford, where we lay our scene …

Still with our theme of “Cities” – this week we visited Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace and a beautiful Tudor market town.  The alert reader will notice that Stratford isn’t strictly a city, but -“A rose by any other name …”  City or not, Stratford-upon-Avon offers a fascinating glimpse into what urban living was like some 500 years ago.  Our guide for the day was, of course, Master William Shakespeare.

The bard holds forth and tells a little about Tudor life in Stratford


Visiting Shakespeare’s house .

The Guild Chapel attached to the school attended by Shakespeare.  It is believed plays were presented here and may have been the young playwright’s first taste of the theatre

Outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre – built to showcase Shakespeare’s plays.

Here are a few more pictures from our visit.