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In & Around Stratford-upon-Avon…


Shakespeare's Birthplace

Step into the house where William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and re-enter the Tudor

world. The house offers a fascinating insight into life as it was when Shakespeare was a


Nash's House & New Place

Nash's House was owned by Thomas Nash, first husband of Shakespeare's granddaughter,

Elizabeth. New Place, Shakespeare's final home, is located next door. Now a

garden, the house having been pulled down in the late 18th Century.

Hall's Croft

Named after Dr John Hall, who married Shakespeare's daughter Susanna. This impressive

16th century house, with Jacobean additions, includes outstanding furniture and

paintings. Hall's Croft also boasts one of the most beautiful gardens of the town and

includes various herbs, similar to what John Hall would have used in his remedies.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

The family home of Anne Hathaway - the wife of William Shakespeare. This thatched

cottage continued to be owned by Anne Hathaway's descendents until the late 19th


Mary Arden's House

This timbered farmhouse was the home of Shakespeare's mother before she married John

Shakespeare. The countryside site includes displays of local and Tudor rural life, early

breeds of farm animals, falconry, country walks and the 16th-century Palmer's Farm.

Other Attractions in Stratford-upon-Avon

Harvard House

The most ornate house in Stratford and museum of British Pewter. Built in 1596 by

Alderman Thomas Rogers, the house came into connection with Harvard University after

Roger's daughter married Robert Harvard. It was their son John who emigrated to America

and helped found the college. The house is now owned by Harvard University. (Please

note Harvard House is not open to the public)

Local Attractions


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