Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare set along side the river Avon in the tranquil countryside of Warwickshire.

 


Shakespeare's BirthplaceShakespeares Birthplace

 

This wonderful half timbered house, furnished in period style, was the birthplace of William Shakespeare. He was born here in 1564.

 

www.shakespeare.org.uk

 

 

 


Mary Arden's House

Mary Ardens House

 

Situated in Wilmcote, 3 miles North-West of Stratford, this beautiful thatched & timbered farmhouse was home to Shakespeare's mother, before she married John Shakespeare and moved to Stratford. It is now home to the Shakespeare Countryside Museum.

 

 

 

 


Nash's House & New Place  Nashs House

 

Located in Chapel Street, Nash's House was owned by Thomas Nash, the first husband of Shakespeare's grand-daughter Elizabeth. It includes a lovely Elizabethan-style knot garden. New place was where Shakespeare spent his retirement years.


 

 

 


Hall's Croft

 

Halls Croft

This fabulous 16th Century house, with Jacobean additions was named after Dr John Hall who married Shakespeare's daughter Suzanna. It can be found in the Old town area of Stratford.

 

 

 

 

 


Holy Trinity ChurchHoy Trinity Church

 

This Ancient church in its tranquil & peaceful setting is where the graves of William Shakespeare, Anne Hathaway, Dr John Hall and his wife Suzanna & Thomas Nash lay in the Chancel.

 

 

 

 


Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Anne Hathaways Cottage

 

Found in the wonderful setting of Shottery, just outside Stratford, this 12 roomed Elizabethan farmhouse with beautiful cottage gardens was owned by Anne Hathaway. It still contains many items owned by the family.

 

 

 


The Swan TheatreThe Swan Theatre

 

 

Found next to the beautiful River Avon, the Swan Theatre has been built to recreate the atmosphere of an Elizabethan playhouse.

 

 

 

 

 


American Fountain

American Fountain

 

This fountain was a gift from George Childs of Philadelphia in Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Year. Lions and eagles sit on each corner of the fountain representing Great Britain & the United States.

 

 

 

 


City Sight-seeing

 

Thinking about taking a bus tour around Stratford-upon-Avon?
 
Check out www.city-sightseeing.com