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  • Address: Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
  • Hours: March–Oct: 9am–5pm; Nov–April: 10am–4pm
  • Admission: Varies

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Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens Tours

The picturesque medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon is the world-renowned birthplace of William Shakespeare—and following in the footsteps of the iconic wordsmith—the No. 1 pastime for visitors to the area. Owned and maintained by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon is home to five of Shakespeare's houses and gardens, each period-style home featuring a permanent exhibition and fascinating insight into the life and works of the author.

Explore Shakespeare’s childhood home to view a collection of his books and first editions, as well as Joan Hart's Cottage and the workshop of John Shakespeare. A short walk away, the exquisite gardens of Anne Hathaway's Cottage beckon visitors to the childhood home of Shakespeare's wife. Visit the Tudor Courtship Exhibition and Cottage Garden Café, before heading to Mary Arden’s Farm for an interactive experience on the site of Shakespeare's mother's former home. Watch Falconry and Blacksmith demonstrations and meet the farm animals, before completing your tour with a visit to Hall's Croft, Nash's House and New Place—Shakespeare's family home where he died in 1616. Recent excavations to New Place and Nash's House make the two attractions a highlight for history-buffs and lovers of lit.

Though always a popular attraction, the most atmospheric time to visit Shakespeare's homes and gardens is during the summer, when the houses host a range of special events, reenactments, and family activities.

Practical Info

Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens are located in Stratford-upon-Avon in central England. You can arrive by train alighting at Stratford-upon-Avon station. All of the houses are open daily year-round except Mary Arden’s farm, which is closed from November to February. Most of the houses are open 9am to 5pm in summer months and from 10am to 4pm in winter months, with Hall's Croft opening one hour later.

Adult admission fees range from £10.25 to £17.50, but the best way to visit is with a Shakespeare Five House Pass, which offers discounted access to all the houses.

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