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The Cotswolds day 3 – Broadway Tower and Stratford-upon-Avon

Hi! My weekend in the Cotswolds is coming to an end! I really loved this part of the UK, but this weekend hasn’t been long enough to discover it all so I’m hoping to come back soon and visit Bath and Castle Combe! In the meantime, I’m sharing with you 2 last destinations as I discovered the Broadway Tower and Stratford-upon-Avon.

What surprises is the Broadway Tower going to offer you?

First, the most beautiful surprise for me was to discover the deer park that is near the tower. Although I prefer to see animals totally free in nature, I must admit that seing them made me happy. The view from the top of the tower is also superb, especially with a beautiful blue sky! Indeed, you can discover the surroundings and be amazed by all the forests and green spaces. You’ll also enjoy visiting the Broadway Tower as you’ll learn more about its history. On each floor, a different a period of its history is explained: from its creation to the Second World War.

To visit or not to visit Stratford-upon-Avon?

Like Tewkesbury or Oxford, Startford-upon-Avon isn’t part of the Cotswolds, but is nearby. To visit Stratford-upon-Avon or not to visit Stratford-upon-Avon, that is the question? Have you guessed? Shakespeare was born in this town. But that’s not just it! If this small village became a more important town in the 12th century, it’s primarily thanks to a Norman. Indeed, John of Coutances (former treasurer of the diocese of Lisieux) helped the town to develop. So, as I was heading to Derbyshire, and passed nearby I couldn’t resist but to stop even if I only had one hour to wander in the center. My only regret is that it was too short to enjoy any attractions linked with Shakespeare. But this was a nice break anyway, and I really enjoyed the architecture with its half-timbered houses! It’s almost like being in Normandy, at Beuvron en Auge, don’t you think?

Which town was your favourite during the trip?

Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)


Infos:

Broadway Tower: approx. 30 minutes to visit

£5 per adults

Stratford-upon-Avon: parking in the town centre 

 

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