We’re all about finding new ways to introduce our students to some of the oldest sites in history. That’s why we’ve added a new field trip for the USAC London program that takes you to visit Warwick Castle and Stratford upon Avon.
Situated on a bend of the River Avon, Warwick Castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Developed over the years, it reached its glory as a medieval castle. Alongside the elegant 17th Century Great Hall and State Rooms, the Castle is famous for the beauty of the landscaped gardens by Capability Brown, where peacocks wander free. Located only 15 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon, a visit to Warwick Castle is a must on any visit to Shakespeare’s England.
Stratford upon Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The town is the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Stratford has some beautiful examples of Tudor architecture, and the house where Shakespeare was born was typical of its time.
The “Shakespeare Window,” situated in the bedroom where Shakespeare was born, bears the signatures of many famous people who made the pilgrimage to his birthplace.
Here is a full list of the field trips offered during our USAC London program.