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Stratford The William Shakespeare Houses



Shakespeares Birthplace

Anne Hathaway's Cottage | Shakespeare Houses | Stratford | Warwickshire

Stratford The William Shakespeare Houses Collectively called the Shakespeare Houses, these five fine buildings are preserved by the Shakespeare Trust.

Stratford Shakespeare's House

Stratford Shakespeare's House- standing somewhat incongruously on its own in the now pedestrianised Henley Street -his birthplace . It's interior is well preserved, with furniture dating from Elizabethan times. Raftered ceilings, stone floors. Highlight of everyone's visit is the Birth room , where Shakespeare was born in 1564. Part of the building is a museum.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

1 mile east of Stratford in the village of Shottery is this delightful Anne Hathaway cottage

Halls Croft

Was the home of a Dr John Hall who married Shakespeare's Daughter. Yet another well preserved oak framed Tudor building, with gardens a mixture of flowers and herbs, complete with ancient mulberry tree.

Stratford -New Place

Shakespeare retired to Stratford buying New Place, then one of the largest houses in the town. Though the house was sadly pulled down in the 18th century part of the site is taken by a recreation of an Elizabethan Knot garden, a colourful mixture of herbs and flowers, beyond which is the 'Great Garden' with its formal yew hedges.

Stratford Hotels

Some ten miles out of Stratford is Welford on Avon, with its half timbered thatched cottages. A scene captured on so many chocolate box lids.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Halls Croft

Halls Croft

Shakespeare Birthplace

Shakespeare Birthplace

New Place

New Place

Mary Arden

Mary Arden's House

Harvard House

Harvard House

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