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Had the pitter-patter of baby William’s feet not trodden the boards of the Henley Street home of the Shakespeares, you certainly wouldn’t be reading this before you visit Stratford-upon-Avon. It would simply be another medieval market town in the middle of England: pretty, but insignificant.
But wobble across the boards a knee-high William Shakespeare did, as his first words became sentences that became ideas that became some of the world’s most beloved pieces of literature.
This is my personal best of Stratford-upon-Avon: the places that make me happy, the routes I walk, the cafes I visit, my favourite views.
Welcome to Stratfordblog. The new blog that guides visitors and locals towards the best of Stratford-upon-Avon, from spa hotels to steaks, picnic spots to pre-theatre restaurants, cafes to cocktail joints.
Stratford-upon-Avon history is usually reduced to one fact: William Shakespeare was born here in 1564. A few embellishments might be scattered on top: he was born in a half-timbered house on Henley Street; his father, John Shakespeare, made gloves for a living; William was one of eight children, the eldest surviving son; we don’t know his actual date of birth (but we observe it on April 23). And that, for most, is enough Stratford-upon-Avon history for one day.
But spare just a couple of minutes – literally, two minutes – and let Stratfordblog take you on a whirlwind tour of Stratford-upon-Avon history: the basics.
Shakespeare: the basics is your brief guide to William Shakespeare, Stratford’s most famous son and the Bard of Avon.
There are hundreds, no, thousands, of reasons why I love my hometown, from the clink of spoons in morning lattes to the stirring of senses during nightly theatre. Here are my top 5 reasons to love Stratford-upon-Avon…