Shakespeare's New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Visit Shakespeare’s final place of residence where he died in 1616. Shakespeare's New Place are a well-preserved Tudor building and a house bought by William Shakespeare in 1597, which are side-by-side. It is believed this is the site where Shakespeare wrote some of his later works such as The Tempest. Take a video tour of the Shakespeare houses and gardens, pay a visit to Shakespeare's grave, and explore a Tudor house and traditional knot garden. There are activities in the family marquee, Tudor games in the gardens (weekends and school holidays), and finds from a three-year archaeological dig. Put Shakespeare's New Place and other Stratford-upon-Avon attractions into our Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • the visit in itself is interesting. access to it is through the courtyard, where there is a sort of herbalist with various aromatic plants, then moves into a large garden with statues, a reading corner, a truck-cafeteria, and little more, then this access to housing, where you can dress up with some masks and hats, and finally any room for activities with children. Yes it is expensive and does not carry much interest as the daughter of Shakespeare's House
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  • The garden is really nice and worth visiting. The house is a re-created one and except for representing the period, does not have much value.  more »
  • This is the place where shakespears house once stood. A guide gives a talk every half an hour and this is a must as it tells you how it was all set out and makes it more interesting  more »
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  • Tickets should be purchased in advance. Inventive exhibits inside and exquisite gardens outside. The gardens are full of interesting statues to contemplate and many have corresponding quotes from The Bard. The gardens are well suited to fans but there are some creative and engaging activities for children inside the building.
  • Beautiful gardens and interesting exhibition. Best see as part of a package of visits to Shakespeare venues in and around Stratford. Very helpful staff.
  • Ticket for grouped attractions very worth while, try to find discount on pre booking bus tour. Not much here from Shakespeare's time but lots of artistic tributes and the staff member who welcomed us on site gave a great introduction and explained what it would have been like for Shakespeare.
  • Full of history. Beautiful gardens. Knowledgeable guides and a fun question sheet for the children. A great place to visit.
  • Excellent place to visit. Small and lovely gardens. Our two little girls loved it.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, has a wealth of hotels, guesthouses, country inns, and self-catering apartments. For big-name hotels, look no farther than the historical town center, where most of the area's big attractions are located. Stratford is also famous for its range of comfortable B&Bs, conveniently located in and around this compact town. If you're looking for something a little closer to nature and prefer the open air, consider exploring family-run hostels and working farms in the nearby countryside.
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