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Stratford-upon-Avon Attractions

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon

Holy Trinity Church near “As you like it” cottage Stratford-upon-Avon

As You Like It Cottage is ideally placed to enjoy all that Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer – all within easy walking distance from the cottage. Further afield Stratford is central for visiting and enjoying all that Warwickshire, the Cotswolds, and Oxfordshire have to offer.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

The half timbered house where William Shakespeare was born in 1564 is Stratford’s most cherished historic place; his descendants lived there until the nineteenth century. Opens daily, tours start in the Birthplace which contains an exhibition of the poet’s life, William Shakespeare: His Life & Background. Then carry on through the house, which is furnished in Tudor period style with many historic manuscripts and books.

Ann Hathaway’s Cottage

The perfect Tudor English cottage. Ann Hathaway lived here before marrying Shakespeare in 1582. Set beside a small stream in Shottery, this house shows how people in Tudor England lived, also has superb gardens, a maze and a gift shop.

New Place / Nash’s House

Shakespeare’s home from 1597 until his death in 1616, was pulled down in the eighteenth century but its foundations and grounds can be seen, including a beautiful Elizabethan-style knott garden. Entry is via the Tudor Nash’s House, which contains exceptional furnishings of Shakespeare’s period. Upstairs, there is an exhibition dealing with the history of Stratford-upon-Avon before and after Shakespeare.

Hall’s Croft

One of the best preserved Tudor houses in Britain. An impressive tudor house where Shakespeare’s eldest daughter (Susanna) lived with her doctor husband. It is near to Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried. On display are outstanding sixteenth and seventeenth century furniture and paintings, and an exhibition about Dr Hall and the medicine of his time. A beautiful garden and cosy tea room.

Holy Trinity Church

On banks of the River Avon, a grand medieval church where Shakespeare is buried. A beautiful and tranquil place to sit, relax and watch the boats on the river.

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

On the riverside with lovely gardens and gift shop, probably the world’s most important and best known Theatre. Interesting for everyone, even if they don’t know much about Shakespeare.

Harvard House

A must see for all American visitors, this was the home of John Harvard founder of the famous Harvard University. A lovely Tudor house with an interesting exhibition of pewter.

Other Places of Interest nearby are:

The Cotswolds, Broadway, Snowshill, Chipping Campden, Evesham. Warwick Castle, Charlecote Manor, Compton Verney Art Gallery. Mary Arden’s House, Hidcote Gardens, Alcester and Ragely Hall.

As You Like It Cottage - quality self catering holiday cottage in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Contact: Ian or Janet Reid: Tel: +44 (0)1789 450266