Monday, 17 February 2014

Holy Trinity Church Stratford-upon-Avon

 So we spent the weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon visiting some friends.
 Stratford itself is a really charming medieval town and it's biggest draw is that it is the birthplace of Shakespeare. We started off our tour in the Holy Trinity Church, where the present building dates back to 1210, but there has been a church on the site since at least 713. 
 The church is beautiful with ornaments, paintings and burial grounds...
 one of them being William Shakespeare's grave, he was buried here in 1616. There are other prominent members of the high society way-back-then who are also buried here, I guess they buried the regular Joe Bloggs back in the woods  behind the church.
Pretty floor-tiles too

2 comments:

  1. what an ornate church.. William Shakespeare ! how crazy to visit where he is and once was.

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    1. It felt surreal and I wish I could transport myself back into the days when he was alive, just for five minutes or so.

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