Scholars and Castles

Oxford, Stratford, Warwick – 26th May 2009

So after a wet start to the morning, and its mighty cold out. Not to mention sleeping with no pillow is pretty much balls. We head into Oxford for a look around the town.

We try to find a free car park, but all we find is a pay and display spot. They are everywhere in the cities here. Pretty god damn lame.

We go for a walk through Oxford, mainly sticking to the famous university the town is known for. We head through a few random buildings with latin names for each department. We go past the famous study room, then head for christ church college and the great hall (where the hall from harry potter comes from itself) but it costs money so we ditch that idea.

Oxford Uni - My next University

Oxford Uni - My next University

A university town has to have bikes

A university town has to have bikes

Christ Church College

Christ Church College

We head back to the car, then decide to head up to a small town called Stratford-upon-Avon, mainly famous for being the birthplace of shakespeare. And thats it.

The town itself is rather pretty, tourist driven of course, mainly day trippers I would assume. Not a whole lot to do. We have a feed on the river at a pretty nice pub. Then head along for a stroll along the river, before getting a ferry across the river. It was basically pulled by a chain. Then head past the shakespeare theatre, then past his birthplace.

The theatre

The theatre

A famous bard was born here.

A famous bard was born here.

We then drive up to the town of Warwick. Which I was told to go to by mum, only problem is though, is that once we get there, the castle looks great and really pretty. It just costs 18 quid to get in. Fuck paying 40 dollars for it. We instead go up to the church which is a pretty neat church and climb up to the top of the tower where we can see the castle and all around warwick.

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Warwick Cathedral

Warwick Cathedral

We do a bolt down the motorway, and stop at a roadstop to get onto the net with the laptop and find a campsite near bath. We find a really cool looking campsite, and don’t get too lost getting to it.

After doing a dash to the store, we grab some snags and a portable bbq and have some beers whilst cooking food. Not a bad way to end the day.

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