December 3

Shakespearean Stratford-upon-Avon

Famously known for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is rich in history about the Bard. Discover the extraordinary sites of Shakespeare’s life, from his humble birthplace, the school where he was educated and even the theatres where his plays are still performed.

Shakespeare’s Birth Place
The perfect place to start is where it all began. Stratford-upon-Avon’s most cherished historic place is the half-timbered house on Henley Street where William Shakespeare was born in 1564. Suitable for all ages, the fascinating exhibition of the famous playwright, William Shakespeare: His Life and Background, is where you can learn all about Shakespeare’s early life.
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Royal Shakespeare Company
Stratford-upon-Avon is home to three theatres under the RSC umbrella; the magnificent Royal Shakespeare Theatre which performs Shakespeare’s most popular plays, the Swan Theatre where work of Shakespeare’s contemporaries is performed and The Other Place, a small theatre and creative hub for those who have a passion to learn about theatre. Catch one of Shakespeare’s inspiring plays or enjoy a behind the scenes tour exploring how the theatres recreate the world-famous plays.
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Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
Known as the town’s second favourite Shakespearean property and one of England’s most loved buildings is Anne Hathaway’s cottage, the beautiful home of Shakespeare’s wife, whom he married at just 18 years old. Explore the cottage’s stunning gardens and get a glimpse of the heirlooms passed down from generations in the Hathaway family.
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Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church is the burial place of William Shakespeare as well as his wife, Anne Hathaway and his daughter Susanna. Said to be the most visited parish church in all of England, it is set on the picturesque River Avon and is the resting place of many 16th and 17th century graves.
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Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon is set to open in 2019, following the multi-million-pound restyling of the stunning and historic Falcon Hotel. Ideally located in the heart of this charming Shakespearean town, the hotel is near many top attractions and perfect for those looking to explore the best of Stratford-upon-Avon.