On Nov 23 at 8 am we departed for the longest bus journey of the trip. We travelled south to Wales stopping at Greta Green, where generations of runaway couples came to be married. We travelled through the picturesque Lake District finally arriving at the beautiful Ruthin Castle at about 5 pm. This Castle dates back to 1283. They say that Lady De Grey’s ghost is still here. I did not encounter her but some did. Her suite was next to my room. I slept with the light on in the closet that night. It just felt a bit eerie. We toured the grounds in the morning for about an hour. We did find the grave of Lady De Grey!!
We departed early the next day for Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. We toured this birthplace, his wife Anne Hathaway’s cottage and then his daughter’s house, Hall’s Croft. Stratford is a beautiful quaint town with lots of boutiques and restaurants. We ended our adventure with a private farewell dinner at Hall’s Croft. We were entertained by costumed actors who performed some of Shakespeare most renowned scenes.
We travelled 1500 km on this British Landscapes tour!
My amazing trip comes to an end with a two hour transfer back to London and then a nine hour flight back to Calgary then Saskatoon. Collette Tours is a great tour company and I can’t wait to travel with them again.
Here are some of my favourite moments from my trip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbark0cmBd0&feature=youtu.be
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