Shakespeare's Stratford


Stratford-upon-Avon is the town where William Shakespeare was born and is buried.

Every year, millions of people celebrate his life and work by visiting the town. Situated in the heart of England, on the banks of the river Avon, Stratford attracts visitors from all over the world. There are many attractions in the town to enhance your theatre visit. 

Plan your visit to Shakespeare's home town with the Shakespeare's England website - find itineraries and ideas for day trips around the area including Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Shakespeare's Birthplace
William Shakespeare was born at the half-timbered Tudor family home in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. Open all year round.

Nash's House and New Place
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. Open all year round.

Hall's Croft
Hall's Croft is named after the physician Dr John Hall who married William Shakespeare's eldest daughter, Susanna. Open all year round.

Mary Arden's House
Both Mary Arden's House and the adjacent Palmer's Farm demonstrate life on a Tudor working farm. Open March - November.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Before her marriage to William Shakespeare, Anne Hathaway lived in Shottery, a village about a mile away from Stratford. The beautiful thatched farmhouse is open all year round.

Holy Trinity Church
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. The Church is open all year round (subject to parish demands).

Stratford Town Walk
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.

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