The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust oversees The Shakespeare Centre, the upkeep of his birth house, Ann Hathaway’s cottage, and the internship program for students traveling abroad. We met in the center daily for lectures, and the company of an overseer who gave introductions to the plays that we are going to see.They make it possible for us to have segments of Shakespeare’s life completely in tact. They own the properties that they oversee.
This statue is near Shakespeare’s place of birth, and the base houses some of his more prolific quotes about being foolish! Many of the historic buildings have been turned into inns and pubs, so that you can still experience life from that era.
This is Trinity Church, where Shakespeare was baptized and is also where he is buried. It houses rather exquisite architecture and is extremely beautiful.
Obviously, the proximity to William made me quite happy!
Another interesting thing about Trinity Church, is the fact that a Guinness Book of World Records accomplishment was achieved for the longest amount of time playing a pipe organ.
You can see they have proudly displayed their certification for this on the side!
As you go down to the Avon river, you have the opportunity to take a boat out for the afternoon; all of which are named after characters in Shakespeare’s plays.
I would strongly recommend avoiding Ophelia! If you aren’t familiar with her demise in Hamlet, perhaps now would be a good time to look into it?
I have two more posts to visit with you.