Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Sights



Nash's House and New Place

Nash's House and New Place Review

This heavily restored house was the residence of Thomas Nash, who married Shakespeare's last direct descendant, his granddaughter Elizabeth Hall. It has been furnished in 17th-century style and contains a museum containing finds from the excavations of New Place, the house in which Shakespeare died in 1616. Built in 1483 "of brike and tymber" for a lord mayor of London, New Place 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 an Elizabethan knot garden in the gardens.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Chapel St., Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EP | Map It
  • Phone: 01789/292325
  • Cost: £14.95, 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: 03-10-2014

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