Today we woke to a foggy morning as we got ready to head to Stratford. We left York and first stopped at Coventry where we looked at the remains of a Cathedral that was ruined during World War 2 bombings. From there we headed to Stratford-upon-Avon, another amazing little town that has old Tutor style and old stone buildings throughout the main streets.
We first stopped at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage then went through Shakespeare’s birthplace cottage. It was a quaint little cottage in the centre of town, staff were dressed in period costumes and quoting Shakespeare in the garden. After spending a bit of time there we walked through the town looking at the various shops and streets. We were lucky that although it was dark and cloudy it was warm and we only had a few drops of rain.
We were picked up at about 4pm and then taken to a few nearby villages on the Cotswold Hills. We stopped at each town to photograph the thatch, tutor and stone houses that had some dating back to 1600’s. We drove through Worcestershire and Gloucestershire and stopped in a village called Upper Quinton where we had scones and tea at a cottage that dated back to 1500’s. The scones were just cooked as we arrived, they were very nice!
We headed back to the hotel had dinner and then some drinks with a few of the Americans from our tour how always seem to meet us at the bar, we all had a few drinks and laughs and called in a night. It was our last night of the tour, off to London tomorrow.