Friday, May 19, 2017

Day 7: Bourton-on-the-Water, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-Upon-Avon

Our cute hotel had a big breakfast spread. Jeff ordered the "full English breakfast." He said it was delicious.

Julie really wanted to see some of the Cotswolds, so she chose the village of Bourton-on-the-Water. It was lovely!

So many ducklings!

We are allowed to take one kissing picture per trip, right?

The countryside is full of canola (or rapeseed) flower fields. They are so pretty!

Next stop: Warwick Castle!

Just a knight casually strolling through the castle grounds. No big deal.

There was this lovely hill. Jeff and I climbed it later (pictures a few down)

Inside there were many cool displays

And the rooms decorated like the last owner had them

Huge mirror selfie!

What the bear?

We were lucky enough to catch some of the eagle demonstration. 

They had the eagles fly over to the castle walls and back.

View from that lovely hill I mentioned earlier

Creepy mannequin

Long bow demonstration. It was super windy so he couldn't do all of his tricks. Still awesome though.

Demonstration of the crossbow.

Next we drove the short distance to Stratford-upon-Avon. This is us in front of Shakespeare's birthplace. Amazing that it is still there!

Actors available to recite Shakespeare at your request. Unfortunately the large group behind us didn't speak English so they didn't request any. And we had already seen them perform and felt weird about asking again....

Awesome tree outside of Hall's Croft (Shakespeare's daughter's house)

Beautiful gardens at "The New Place," which is where Shakespeare built a nice house that is no longer there.

I have no pictures to show of it, but we went to the Royal Shakespeare Company's "Julius Caesar," which was soooooo amazing! My favorite part of the whole trip! There was so much fake blood! And the acting was incredible. When the inflection is more natural, I can actually understand what is going on!

Then we drove the 2.5 hours back to Canterbury and got to bed at 2 am. 

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