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Shakespeare’s Birthplace In


Known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the magical city attracts millions of visitors every year and holds immense significance for literature enthusiasts. With its half-timber architecture and iconic theater, it offers a unique glimpse into the life and times of the renowned playwright.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Bancroft Gardens

Playwright’s Legacy

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The theatre, owned by Royal Shakespeare Company, is the first thing you notice in the city centre and many people start their tours right there. Its 32-metre-high tower packs a bar and a viewing platform on top of the stage.

Hall's Croft is a house that was owned by Shakespeare's daughter
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall – Shakespeare attended this grammar school in Church Street
You can find many great examples of half-timber work architecture in Stratford

The Grave

Church of the Holy Trinity

Also known as Shakespeare’s Church, it’s England’s most visited Parish Church and the place of baptism and burial of the reknown poet. Thousands of people visit the site every year for a small contribution.

Church of the Holy Trinity
The grave of William Shakespeare in the Church of the Holy Trinity
Inside the Church of the Holy Trinity
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Another fine example of English half-timber work on High Street
Chapel Street in Stratford-upon-Avon
Half-timbered house at Rotonda in Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare's Birthplace in Henley Street


Shakespeare’s Birthplace

The 16th-century timbered house was the poet’s birthplace. It can be found in Henley Street and nowadays is home to a small museum with rare artefacts. By many people, it is also referred to as a “mecca of all literature lovers”.

Shakespeare's Birthplace in Henley Street
Another example of a half-timbered house in Stratford
The house of Shakespeare's wife Anne Hathaway in Shottery

The Love Story

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

The house of Shakespeare’s wife is situated in a calm village of Shottery within a short 30-minute walk from Henley Street. It lets visitors uncover the life of the 15th century and explore the adjacent flowered gardens.

The house of Shakespeare's wife Anne Hathaway in Shottery

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First published: March 2, 2020

Hi! I am Vilém

I am a student from the Czech Republic who enjoys traveling. Willflies is a project that features my photos from places I’ve visited and is run to give you some tips on where to go and because I like it!

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