Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Sights


Nash's House and New Place

Nash's House and New Place Review

The house where Shakespeare died in 1616, called New Place, was built in 1483 "of brike and tymber" for a lord mayor of London, and was Stratford's grandest piece of real estate when Shakespeare bought it in 1597 for £60. It was torn down in 1759 by the Reverend Francis Gastrell, who was angry at the hordes of Shakespeare-related sightseers. You can see finds from the excavations carried out here from 2010–12 in the heavily restored Nash's house next door, the residence of Thomas Nash, who married Shakespeare's last direct descendant, his granddaughter Elizabeth Hall. It's now furnished in 17th-century style, and the gardens contain an extensive Elizabethan knot garden and a fine display of cloud topiary.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Chapel St., Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EP | Map It
  • Phone: 01789/292325
  • Cost: £15.90, includes admission to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Hall's Croft, and Shakespeare's Grave
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–Mar., daily 11–4
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  • Location: Stratford-upon-Avon
Updated: 05-29-2014

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