Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon   Leave a comment

This weekend, I took the train out to visit Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon with some friends from Wolfson. On Saturday we explored Warwick Castle. Unlike most of Britain’s castles, Warwick has been partly turned theme park, with costumed actors, concession stands, bird-of-prey and trebuchet demonstrations, scripted jousting shows, and stuffed “plague rats” for children to practice throwing through a window.

On Sunday, we visited Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. This time around, I admit we forewent Shakespeare-related activities to explore the town and markets and enjoy the lovely weather on the river.

Here are a few more from Warwick Castle:

And some pictures from Stratford-upon-Avon:

Posted 25 Jul 2011 by John McManigle in Adventure

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