It was off to Stratford upon Avon. It was a fairly easy drive down the motorways mainly and we arrived early enough to take in two visits. First was Ann Hathaway's Cottage and gardens. The cottage features additions and alterations made since it was built in the 1500s including furniture from all periods up unto the mid 1800s. It was originally part of a 100 acre farm/woodland and the gardens are relatively modern. Then it was on to Mary Arden's Farm (W Shakespeare's mum) and the adjacent Palmer Farm both of which have a strong historical workng-farm theme. Here we were also treated to a little falconry.