My two friends & I have been bitten by the local adventure bug after visiting Cotswold Villages & Cotswold Wildlife Park recently. A couple of weekend’s ago, this bug took us to the beautiful town of Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire.
Old Tudor houses & buildings surrounded us, showing even more evidence of historical times.
River Avon runs through the town – hence the name! It’s a lovely place to go for a quiet wander. We took in the scenes of rowers, boats bobbing against the shoreline as ripples from passing canal boats hit them, couples enjoying some quiet time whilst walking hand-in-hand under the trees. It was like something out of a movie!
We then stumbled across Hall’s Croft, which was the home of Shakespeare’s daughter. It looked incredible, with it’s old structure & beautiful flowers in the front garden.
How had I not heard of this delightful place before?!
Hoorays is an ice-cream parlour that is sure to set the tummy rumbling. Sundaes, milkshakes, cocktails, waffles & other treats are all on the menu. I decided to go all out with a Chocaholic Waffle, which was so incredible that I think I died & went to heaven!
In an effort to be slightly healthy, I also had a Strawberry & Banana Smoothie. This was also heaven!
After eating, we rolled out of the café feeling very full & strolled through the streets to work off some of the food!
Stratford has everything, even a Christmas shop!
Once back at the river, we settled down on the grass & watched the world go by.
We learnt a lot during our day trip & got to see a different side to the town. I must say, this local adventure thing is thoroughly enjoyable!