1. Stratford-Upon-Avon: Guided Walking Tour
Join a fascinating guided walking tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon, covering its 14 centuries of history as well as much ado about the life and times of William Shakespeare; from birth to grave. You will see amazing buildings, and beautiful views, and learn some fascinating history. Chart the complete history of Stratford, from its 7th century settlers to its 21st century arcade whilst also exploring the life and times of the world's most famous mortal. Shakespeare's writing changed the world - and continues to do so. Your walking tour starts at the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre where you begin to learn about the life of one of the world’s most famous writers. See Shakespeare's birthplace, his famous home, and the church in which he was both christened and buried. See historic buildings including the surviving five taverns that served Shakespeare beer, and can do the same for you almost 450 years later. What about The Guild of The Holy Cross? Their chapel which dates from 1269 was the seat of power in the town for centuries; despite falling foul of King Henry the 8th and his successors. Next door is William Shakespeare's schoolroom, and the 15th-century Almshouses also built by The Guild. Talking of history, have you ever stood on one corner and clearly seen buildings spanning five centuries? In fact, you could throw a ball and hit any one of them; including the house where Harvard University's founding father, John Harvard, was born - in 1607. Explore to your heart's content as you experience life as it was in Tudor England, a period during which powerful forces forever changed the English way of life and understand its impact on the wider world. The WalkTalkShow route includes 15 stops covering a total distance of just under 3kms and is wheelchair and mobility scooter-friendly.