There's so much more to see and do in Shakespeare's home town, Stratford-upon-Avon.
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.
You'll find Shakespeare's home town in the heart of England, on the banks of the river Avon. We recommend planning your visit to Shakespeare's home town with the Shakespeare's England website - it's full of ideas for day trips around the area including Warwick, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth.
William Shakespeare was born at the half-timbered Tudor family home in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. The house is open all year round.
William Shakespeare's granddaughter, Elizabeth Hall, married a property developer in the town, Thomas Nash. Nash's House is next door to New Place, the Stratford home Shakespeare lived in towards the end of his life. It's open all year round.
Hall's Croft is named after the physician Dr John Hall who married William Shakespeare's eldest daughter, Susanna. Hall's Croft is open all year round.
Mary Arden's House and the adjacent Palmer's Farm demonstrate life on a Tudor working farm - they're both open from March through to November.
Before her marriage to William Shakespeare, Anne Hathaway lived in Shottery, a small village that you'll find about a mile away from Stratford. The beautiful thatched farmhouse is open all year round.
Discover where William Shakespeare spent his school years and was inspired to become the world’s greatest playwright.
Holy Trinity Church is where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried. You'll find it on the banks of the river Avon, a couple of minutes walk from our theatres. Subject to parish demands (things like weddings, christenings, services), the Church is open all year round.
A place to stay
Our recommended town centre hotel is the Arden Hotel, situated opposite the Swan Theatre on Waterside. We can also recommend Stratford's new boutique Arden House.
For an extended escape to the countryside discover Stratford-upon-Avon Lodge Retreat by Darwin Escapes. These lodges are only two-miles away from the centre of town, so you can explore the local area and retreat back to your self-catering accommodation in the countryside.