Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stratford-upon-Avon, Barnaby's Fish + Shakespeare's Mom's

I was in England for 3 weeks so it would have been a crime if I didn't have Fish and Chips ATLEAST once. I managed to eat when I spent the day at Stratford-upon-Avon at Barnaby's Fish Restaurant and Takeaway, a fish and chips touristy dining attraction-right by the avon (river). 
Portions were huge-you definitely get your moneys worth. I was not able to finish all of my dish and for my first Fish and Chips experience, it was pretty good. 
Barnaby's Fish Restaurant and Takeaway on Urbanspoon

25 Sheep Street
Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6EF
01789 261485 

Upon avon means on the river. Stratford upon Avon is famous because it is Shakespeare's birthplace. It is yet another quaint town on the English countryside.

Before you can actual tour Shakespeare's birthplace (photos were not allowed inside, and I abided by those rules) you went through a little video tour of his life and saw some fascinating artifacts from his life. 
Unaware at the beginning of our journey, we learned that Stratford upon Avon is his resting place as well. We stumbled upon the Church he was buried as we were wandering around town. 
Other touristy pictures/view of the town.
We also visited Shakespeare's mothers house, located a little out side Stratford-upon-Avon. 
A lovely little farm where I almost got choked out by the owl show. When he was flying, it flew straight by where I was sitting and the string attached to its foot went across my neck. Made for a very interesting story. This is the little guy that did it. 
View of the courtyard.
So many animals...excuse the slightly inappropriate photo below. 
Look how short people were back then, I am about average height now. And their sleepy how times have changed. 
This was an adorable town/birthplace full of lot's of fascinating history. If you are visiting England it should be added to your list.

1 comment:

  1. Great snapshots and neat architecture, I love towns with a lot of history and this one certainly had that. You were adventurous going into a fish place when you do not really like fish. It does look like they deliver massive size meals! Thanks for sharing your time in England.