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Anne married William Shakespeare in 1582, but until then she lived in a darling thatched cottage at Shottery, a small village just a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. You see paintings and photographs of this picture-book cottage all over the world. ... more

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When exploring Warwick, a lovely city with its mix of Georgian and old timber-framed houses, be sure to include a visit to Beauchamp Chapel. The tomb of Elizabeth I's favorite, the Earl of Leicester.... more

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Much of the original Roman wall survives, although many towers and gates seen today were additions from the Middle Ages. A 2-mile walk takes you round the battlements.... more

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William Shakespeare spent his last few years in Stratford upon Avon. When he died, he was buried at Holy Trinity Church. Dimply engraved stones in front of the altar of the Holy Trinity Church mark the burial spot of Shakespeare as well as some other members of his family.... more

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Warwick is a lovely city with its mixture of Georgian and old timber-framed houses. At the town's west gate stands the Leycester Hospital. For 400 years the hospital served as an almshouse for crippled soldiers.... more

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Six years before his death, William Shakespeare retired to New Place which is considered one of the finest and largest houses in Stratford Upon Avon.... more

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This Regency house was extensively remodelled in 1906–9 by the Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. Her collection of fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver is displayed in the reception rooms and galleries, as it was at the time of her celebrated house... more

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It’s great fun to browse in The Rows, double-decker layers of shops—one layer of stores at street level and the other stacked on top.... more

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Stratford-upon-Avon's glory is brought expertly to the stage at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and at its associate theatre, The Other Place.... more

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William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in this half-timbered house on Henley Street. His birthplace now serves as a museum.... more

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In a county filled with beautiful gardens, Sudeley Castle's are amongst the finest. Having visited the gardens several times, I was not surprised to learn that in 2009 Sudeley was voted the #1 Favourite Garden to Visit by readers of BBC Gardeners' World magazine. The castle has a fasc... more

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Warwick Castle a 14th-century fortress of formidable towers and turrets. The fortress dominates a choice spot on the riverbank and its striking structure is beautifully preserved. Climb the towers, explore the armory and torture chamber below, then visit the Manor House. As you walk t... more

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