Hall's Croft

Hall's Croft was home to Shakespeare's eldest daughter Susanna. Built in 1613 it is an impressive piece of architecture reflecting the Hall's wealth and status, the displays inside the house also reflect this. With an exquisite walled garden filled with a wealth of beautiful roses and herbaceous borders, it's the perfect place to enjoy a little peace and quiet.

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Visit the house where the world’s most famous playwright was born and grew up. Discover the fascinating story of William Shakespeare's early years, and see where he spent the first five years with his new wife. See how his father, John, earned his living as a glove maker and explore The Shakespeare Exhibition, before entering the house and its outstanding gardens.

Royal Shakespeare Company & Theatres (R.S.C)

The transformed Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres are now open and you are welcome to explore the RSC’s new home. As well as performances all year round, you can enjoy a meal in the Rooftop Restaurant, take a Theatre Tour book a ticket to go up the Tower from which you can see unique views of Shakespeare’s home town or browse the free exhibitions.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

The world famous Anne Hathaway's Cottage is situated in Shottery 1 mile from Stratford-upon-Avon and was the childhood home of Shakespeare's wife. The young Shakespeare would have courted Anne here and the thatched cottage has often been described as the most romantic in England. It still contains many rare family items of furniture that date back to Anne's time, including the finely carved, oak Hathaway bed.

Nash's House & New Place

Nash’s House was owned by Shakespeare’s granddaughter, Elizabeth, and adjoins the site of New Place, where the Shakespeare story ends in 1616.

Home to the Complete Works of Shakespeare Exhibition, telling the remarkable story of one of the most influential and best loved books in the English language, as well as the most magnificent gardens and grounds.

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