Hear the name Stratford Upon Avon and, chances are, one person springs straight to mind. As the birthplace of William Shakespeare, probably the most famous writer of all time, this town is firmly etched into the psyche of British and Anglophone culture the world-over.
In 1564 Shakespeare was born at a house on Henley Street in Stratford Upon Avon and today this building is a museum dedicated to the writer’s life. With a variety of exhibitions and extensive memorabilia, Shakespeare’s Birthplace is as in-depth a look at the Bard’s life and times as any other installation on the planet.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage lies about a mile outside of town in the village of Shottery and showcases the childhood home of Shakespeare’s wife. This twelve-roomed farmhouse is extremely well maintained and is set amid stunningly lush gardens.
Throughout this historic settlement, from the Old Town to Clopton to Shottery, Floom’s Stratford Upon Avon flower delivery covers every inch of the town.