We bought our Avon license yesterday (£55 for 15 days) and after a wander round Stratford we set off about 11. Much later than usual for us so the tourists were out in force to watch us through the lock.
A gentle drop down onto the Upper Avon and quite spectacular when you emerge from the lock
Just a short way down we passed Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried.
The lock keepers cottage at Evesham is real....lock keeper as well! An unusual design as you can see below.