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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  • I was a bit disappointed. The staff were great and explained things well but I guess I expected to see something Shakespeare had lived in like the birth place not a garden, as nice as it was.  more »
  • Visited the New House and had a very informative morning visit with a lovely talk by Elliot. Although no house to see the gardens are beautiful and worth buying the all sites ticket.  more »
  • One to come back to as we only had time to enjoy the gardens. What great references to his plays and wordmanship in a garden full of great planting and wonderful sculpture  more »
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  • Fantastic gardens that are dog friendly. Charming surroundings with plenty of benches and deck chairs to sit and enjoy the flowers, trees and sculptures. The house itself has disabled access and tells the story of how William bought the place. You also get the chance to dress up in costumes from the period. For kids there are plenty of drawers to look through, keyholes to spy on animated tales of Shakespeare and a board game of Race to New House to play. All in all a good place to while away an hour.
  • Such a beautiful, tranquil spot. The art installations were excellent are the gardens sublime. The tours are packed with information and very interesting.
  • This place was peaceful and quite with friendly staff waiting to help and lots of information. I like the educational part on the second floor with books that are age appropriate and dressing up as well as having staff on hand to talk to the children.
  • Amazing place much bigger than I expected. The gardens are well kept and beautiful. Lots of things to look at and very informative
  • You got an in-depth talk from a guide before you got to explore the gardens and the house next door which had more information. Was very interesting and if you get the full package is cheaper if you see all the destinations that are related to William Shakespeare
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