Shakespeare country means Stratford-upon-Avon, as most of the associated with the great man lie within a few kilometers of the town. If you are at Stratford, you may also want to visit nearby Warwick.
Above photo – Shakespeare’s House
Explore this historic market town and its surroundings and discover where Shakespeare was born and grew up, where he gained inspiration for his work.
There are five houses linked to Shakespeare and his family – all around Stratford-upon-Avon
Photo above: Nash’s House
where he was born, lived, worked and lies buried. In town visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Hall’s Croft where his daughter lived and Nash’s House the home of his granddaughter. In the neighbouring village of Wilmcote visit Mary Arden’s House – a rambling Tudor farmhouse which belonged to Shakespeare’s mother. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage nestles in the village of Shottery, on the edge of Stratford, and was the family home of Shakespeare’s wife.
Photo above: Hall’s Croft
In Stratford Old Town by the River Avon is Holy Trinity Church – one of the most beautiful parish churches in England – where you can visit Shakespeare’s grave.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
Nearby Warwick is probably best known for its magnificent castle – one of England’s top attractions set in gardens landscaped by Capability Brown. The historic town itself is well worth exploring.
An easy way to find your way around the Shakespeare Properties is to take a tour on the hop-on, hop-off tour bus.