Every year, millions of people from all over the world celebrate his life and work by visiting the town. Situated in the heart of England, on the banks of the river Avon, Stratford upon Avon attracts people from all over the world. There are many attractions in the town and surrounding area that can enhance your visit.
William Shakespeare was born at the Shakespeare family home in Henley Street, Stratford-
William Shakespeare's granddaughter, Elizabeth Hall, married property developer Thomas Nash. Nash's House is adjacent to New Place, Shakespeare's home in Stratford towards the end of his life. Although not much of the original New Place building is left today, the house's extensive grounds are open to the public. Nash's House features a collection of 17th century tapestries and furniture as well as an exhibition on the history of the town, including artefacts from actor David Garrick's first Shakespeare festival in 1769.
Hall's Croft is named after the physician Dr John Hall who married William Shakespeare's eldest daughter, Susanna. It contains authentically furnished rooms and an extraordinary collection of paintings and medical artefacts from the 16th and 17th centuries. The herb garden contains many plants mentioned in Dr Hall's medical notebooks. Hall's Croft and gardens are open to the public all year round.
Believed to have been owned by Robert Arden, it could have been the family home of his daughter Mary, William Shakespeare's mother, until she married.
Both Mary Arden's House and the adjacent Palmer's Farm demonstrate life on a Tudor
working farm. Open all year round, the farm is home to rare-
Before her marriage to William Shakespeare, Anne Hathaway lived in Shottery, a village about a mile away from Stratford. Wooed at the family home by Shakespeare, Anne lived here until they married in 1582. The beautiful thatched farmhouse is open to the public all year round.
Situated on the banks of the river Avon, a couple of minutes walk from the RSC theatres,
Holy Trinity Church is where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried. His wife, Anne
Hathaway, daughter Susanna and son-
Daily walking tours are available. Meet at the Bancroft Gardens at 11am (Monday to Wednesday) or 2pm (Thursday to Sunday). Tours last approximately 2 hours. No booking required.
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford upon Avon.