We drove through the old town out to Shottery (Ann Hathaway's cottage) and then on to Wilmcote (his mother's home). After returning to the town we strolled along the lovely riverside walk, ate lunch in The Other Place; and explored Holy Trinity Church, where the only authenticated image of our national bard has pride of place. Apparently, when the bust of him was mounted, after his death, Ann Hathaway (his wife, not the actress of the same name) confirmed that it looked like him. Shakespeare was christened and buried in Holy Trinity Church. Even if you are not a Shakespeare fan, the church is worth visiting to see the glorious windows. At first glance, you might believe, like me, that they are stained glass. But a guide pointed out to me that in places the paint has faded from some of the glass.
|Shakespeare in Holy Trinity Church|
Find out more about Shakespeare's roots and connections with Stratford Upon Avon from my Hubpages article Shakespeares Birthplace: Stratford Upon Avon in the 21st Century