Fodor's Expert Review Shakespeare's New Place

Stratford-upon-Avon House/Mansion/Villa Fodor's Choice

This is the spot where Shakespeare lived for the last 19 years of his life and where he wrote many of his plays, including The Tempest. Though the actual 15th-century building he inhabited was torn down in the 18th century, the site was imaginatively reinterpreted in 2016 as an outdoor space where the footprint of the original house can be traced. Each of his 38 plays is represented by a pennant in the Golden Garden, and his sonnets are engraved into the stone paving. Highlights include a mulberry tree that some believe was given to Shakespeare by King James I and a restored Elizabethan knot garden. A permanent exhibition inside the neighboring Nash’s House tells the story of the New House and Shakespeare’s family life within it; there's also a roof terrace, which provides views of the gardens. Nash’s House was once home to Thomas Nash, the husband of Shakespeare’s granddaughter Elizabeth Hall.

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22 Chapel St.
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire  CV37 6EP, England


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £17.50, includes admission to Shakespeare\'s Birthplace, Hall\'s Croft, and Shakespeare\'s Grave, £11.25; Full Story ticket £20.25, includes Anne Hathaway\'s Cottage and Gardens, Shakespeare\'s Birthplace, Hall\'s Croft, and Mary Arden\'s Farm

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