Welcome to Charlecote Park in Warwick, near Statford-Upon-Avon. Actually, Stratford-Upon-Avon, if you didn’t know, just so happens to be classed as being the home of one of the most famous play writes in the world. Maybe you’ve heard of him, William Shakespeare. In fact, it was the anniversary of his death recently, so this post is more topical than I originally thought. Go me!
I have had only good experiences with everything Shakespeare. In my first Secondary school, every year, we would preform a Shakespeare play. It was a way to introduce the new year 7s into the school, without being too overwhelmed. Oddly, drama was one of my strongest areas, although in reality, I’m not that confident, but put me on a stage and I seem to be perfectly fine. Weird!
Now we venture into the house and family museum. The moment you walk into the main Hall, the first thing you notice is artwork, and only artwork, it is literally covering every part of the walls. That’s the thing about the rich back then, they just wanted to show off just how rich they were through how they dressed up their home, even if it means showing off things they probably didn’t care about.
After wandering aimlessly around the house, we took a walk around the grounds, where we saw part of the river. I picked up a stone and was going to throw it in the water, but my step dad got in the way and I accidentally hit him instead, only on the back though. He is fine. Well I hope he is, after all he did buy me 5 new books today!
Here we have the church which is situated just around the corner from the house and park area. I went in through the back way, and thought I got stuck, because I couldn’t get back out, but it turned out I was pushing the gate the wrong way. It was a one way system, so that was a bit embarrassing.