We awoke to a wet, cold day on Friday, drove into Stratford, donned our raingear and warm coats and headed into the town. The first thing we saw as we walked along revelling in the wet grass, hissing at us as we passed were ducks and swans – definitely their day!
The town is very quaint with a mixture of old Tudor and new architecture. The Shakespeare name is very prominent as this was where he was born and died. We visited the house of Shakespeare’s birthplace, the bookstore and gallery. Along the Canal and river, it is very picturesque with rowboats, canoes, punts and motorboats tied up. Just nearby is the Gower Memorial which has been relocated from the Shakespeare Theatre after the fire destroyed the theatre in 1926. Around the base are 4 Shakespearean characters holding symbolic flowers. A very touching tribute to Will.
After leaving Stratford, we headed to The Griffin Inn in Wrexham, North Wales. The campground is at the back of the pub where we are basing ourselves for the next 5 nights. Great value at £10 a night for showers, toilets, water and waste disposal. On the last night we will pay an extra £5 for electricity to top up the batteries.