Let’s go back in time!!

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As an ardent fan of  medieval history I figured what’s better than to write about a country that prides  800000 years of rich culture and heritage so here’s a glimpse of two British County Towns,Warwick and Stratford Upon Avon.

Warwick is a beautiful town with lush greenery and is situated along the banks of River Avon. The most popular attraction is the Warwick Castle which was built by William, the First Norman King of England (as known as William the Bastard) in 1068. This castle showcases one of the most fascinating architectures and behind the mighty walls lies the magnificent Great Hall, lavish state rooms and bedroom chambers. All the rooms portray grandeur and features the most prized possessions of the family. Intricate red lacquered panelling, Italian cedar panelling, decorations with silk from Lyon are the most significant focus in the Castle.

The Castle also offers an option for tourists to stay in the Knight’s chambers for one or two nights just so that you get to experience the life as royalty. They also have a Castle dungeon show which is a 50 minute walk through the dungeons, with live actors and special effects telling you the dark side of British History such as historical punishments, plaque and unfair court ruling. During this walk you are supposedly the victim and to be honest it’s a very scary 50 minutes. They also have multiple gardens, waterfalls and other picturesque sights that totally makes the visit very worthwhile.

Now moving on to the next city Stratford Upon Avon. Well this town needs no introduction as it is the birthplace of the greatest writer of all time, Shakespeare. It  is located on the banks of RIver Avon in the beautiful county of Warwickshire. There are many tours available but being a Shakespeare fan I chose to do the ‘Shakespeare, our famous bard’ tour. It is certainly like reliving his time as we get to explore his school, his house and his life in context. On the weekends you get to watch ‘Hamlet’ being played in the local theatre. I could give a million reasons for you to visit these towns but I must force myself to end this post.

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow”- William Shakespeare

14 thoughts on “Let’s go back in time!!

  1. Karlee Kandilas

    I have never been so jealous of a person in my whole entire life! I’ve always wanted to go to England and after reading your blog now so even more. Next time can I join? I can’t wait to read about your next adventure.

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  2. Dicle

    You have been all the places that I would love to see 🙂 I have never thought about where Shakespeare lived. Thanks for sharing this.I believe that Stratford Upon Avon inspired him while writing his famous works.

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    1. gmenon Post author

      Thank you Dicle, I remember our guide telling me that most of his ideas were inspired from watching other people’s life in Stratford.:)

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  3. Olena

    wooow Gaia, you have been to so many different places!! That’s amazing. I enjoy reading your posts, they are very fun and educational.

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  4. Cassie

    Gaia your blog is going to be very bad for my wallet. This just added two places to my bucket list that I didn’t know I needed to go to before. You had me captured at the headline and reading through the whole thing just to find out more.

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    1. gmenon Post author

      Thanks Cassie, I promise that you will love the feeling after you complete the bucket list 😀

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  5. Rebecca

    I did not know that Shakespeare was from Stratford Upon Avon. That’s really neat that you get to see the context in which he wrote his work – pretty crazy that his school and house remain intact and are open to the public. Your post makes me want to visit the town someday 🙂

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    1. gmenon Post author

      Thanks Rebecca, Yea it caught me by surprise too that we were allowed to be in such close proximity to materials that have such a rich historical context. 🙂

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