Private Tour of English Cotswolds

 Tonight, I am reprising a small group tour of the English Cotswolds.

Cotswold Landscape at Long Compton

First, we departed our lodgings in Moreton in Marsh and drove for about 15 minutes to the nearby Rollright Stones,a prehistoric stone circle dating from around 2000 BC.

Rollright Stones

Next to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace.Here we encountered reenactment period actors and musicians from the Tudor period.

Alas, poor Yorick! Actor at Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford

Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford

Outside Shakespeare’s Birthplace at Stratford

Tudor musicians at Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Video clip of musicians playing Tudor period music.(1485-1603)



Tudor Wife

Next, to nearby Anne Hathaway’s Cottage (home of Shakespeare’s wife who he married at age 18 when she was 26 years).

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Final visit was Warwick Castle, a well presented visitor attraction which has its origins in the 11th century but gradually evolved into a high status home of the Neville family and power base.

Inside Warwick Castle

Archery at Warwick Castle

 River Avon at Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

In the evening we had an enjoyable meal at the Red Lion Inn, Little Compton.


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