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Hever Castle, Childhood Home of Anne Boleyn

Hever Castle

Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn is outside of London, but not far. If you aren’t fluent on the wives of Henry the 8th, Anne was Henry’s second wife. She was the reason for the break from the Catholic church. Henry needed a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and the Pope wouldn’t […]

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Shakespeare’s Birthplace Garden

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A Bit of Theatre After touring Shakespeare’s Birthplace you exit into the garden. I’m glad that I was there during the summer so that everything was in bloom. I was also just in time to catch some live theatre! These two lovely actors were performing bits of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. The both of them were […]

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Enter Into Shakespeare’s Birthplace

shakespeare's birthplace

Shakespeare’s Birthplace After attending the Stratford Town Walk, I went back to enter into Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Using the voucher I had received on the walk, I got the 2 for 1 discount. You enter just to the left of the actual home and walk through a short exhibit on Shakespeare. The First Folio (pictured below) really […]

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Stratford Town Walk to Shakespeare’s Grave

stratford Town Walk

Holy Trinity Church The last part of the Stratford Town Walk takes you to the Holy Trinity Church. It’s a lovely looking church with a unique character. You can almost feel the age of the place. It was probably my favorite place in Stratford Upon Avon. The people who must have come and gone throughout […]

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The Hometown of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

The Hometown of William Shakespeare For a while now I had wanted to visit Stratford-Upon-Avon, the hometown of William Shakespeare. I wouldn’t call myself a Shakespeare expert by any means, but being from the creative world of TV and film, I’ve always had a invested interest in his work. My favorite theater performance was The […]

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J. R. R. Tolkien’s Trees in Avebury

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Avebury After my trip to Stonehenge, we headed to see J. R. R. Tolkien’s Trees in Avebury. Avebury contains the largest stone circle in Europe. It contains three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. A beautiful part of the English country side if I do say so myself! We started by heading to the local […]

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The Pandorica Opened at Stonehenge

Stonehenge

The Pandorica Opened at Stonehenge This past June I visited Stonehenge! I traveled there on a coach bus with part of my friend’s wedding party. While the rest of the group chatted about the possibilities of Stonehenge being a druid creation, I kept muttering one thing….Pandorica! I don’t think you can be a true Whovian […]

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Chocolate and Gardens at Hampton Court

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Chocolate Room To finish up my trip to Hampton Court Palace. I’d like to take you through a few more places. The Chocolate Room was a big deal back in the day. It was expensive, and prepared especially for the royals. There was a room dedicated solely to the purpose of making chocolate. I would […]

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Henry VIII’s Apartments and Great Hall

Henry VIII's Apartments

Henry VIII’s Apartments The next part of the Hampton Court Palace tour I visited was Henry VIII’s Apartments and Great Hall. Don’t let the name ‘apartments’ fool you. It looks nothing like my studio apartment in Los Angeles. You enter in through the Great Hall. If you watched Tudors, you’ve seen something like it. That […]

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Hampton Court Palace’s Wine Fountains

wine fountains

William III of England & His Wife Queen Mary II Let’s continue with the section of Hampton Court Palace that was remodeled by William III of England and his wife Queen Mary II. His office I actually found to be quite small for a King. Though the view of the gardens from there was beautiful. You can see […]

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