Stratford-upon-Avon is Shakespeare’s hometown. It is this quaint little place in the heart of England with oh so many half-timbered houses, flowers upon flowers and hundreds of swans swimming in the canals. It is also, for being Shakespeare’s birthplace, full of Japanese tourists.

While it the town does make for very photogenic pictures, there is not a lot to see apart from cute little houses, Shakespeare’s birthplace and the church.


While I really wanted to enter the building, the fee was too steep for students like us. We admired the building from the outside and went to see the place where Shakespeare is buried instead.


You can enter the cathedral for free, which is something I absolutely recommend doing for the gorgeous architecture and glass windows alone. To see Shakespeare’s tomb, on the other hand, you will have to pay 2 pounds. If you are a fan of Shakespeare’s it will be worth it, though.

The church is located in a small park, which is nice for a stroll or a little picnic too. Just watch out for the swans when unwrapping your sandwich.

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