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Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens

Stratford-upon-Avon, England
44-1789-204016
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Visit the Shakespeare Houses & Gardens, in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. The five houses and beautiful gardens are all related to William... more » Owner description: Visit the Shakespeare Houses & Gardens, in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. The five houses and beautiful gardens are all related to William Shakespeare and his family.Explore Shakespeare's Birthplace, where he was born and spent his early adult life. Visit Nash's House, the home of Shakespeare's granddaughter and New Place, the site of Shakespeare's last home. Just around the corner from Nash's House you will find the home of Shakespeare's daughter, Hall's Croft with its peaceful garden and fascinating interior. Just outside of Stratford, visit Mary Arden's Farm for Tudor activities and family entertainment. Head to Anne Hathaway's Cottage and explore its beautiful gardens and woodland walk. « less
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Salzburg, Austria
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55 reviews 55 reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

not bad, but not worth the whopping entrance fee. if you are a real Shakespeare lover, I guess it would be good to see, otherwise it might come across as a bit cheesy.

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Glasgow
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We visited the house on a previous occasion but this time some additions had been made. There is a new exhibtion and a film show. There were guides around in costume advising of the time that Shakespeare had spent here, very interesting

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ShakespeareBT, Marketing Officer at Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for you review of your visit to the Shakespeare Houses and Gardens. I am delighted that you found your visit interesting and we hope to welcome you back again. Your ticket is valid for 12 months from the date or purchase so you can come back again and again for free during those 12 months. More

Chester UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The staff were so helpful and interesting from the moment we were buying our tickets; best value for money is to buy a five house ticket which enables you to visit other relevant homes of Shakespeare. If you are visiting Stratford, Shakespeare's house & Gardens is a must! The history of his birth home, family, and the fact that it’s... More

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ShakespeareBT, Marketing Officer at Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for you review of your visit to the Shakespeare Houses and Gardens. I am delighted that you found your visit interesting and enjoyed our Shakespeare Aloud! actors. We hope to welcome you back again. Your ticket is valid for 12 months from the date or purchase so you can come back again and again for free during those... More

Kent u.k.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Although I have reviewed my favourite Shakespeare houses separately elsewhere on this site I have to say they are all well worth visiting and very good value for money especially if you buy a five house ticket which you can tyhen use as many times as you want for a year.

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ShakespeareBT, Marketing Officer at Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for you reviews of your visits to the Shakespeare Houses and Gardens. I am delighted that you found your visits interesting and we hope to welcome you back again. Your ticket is valid for 12 months from the date or purchase so you can come back again and again for free during those 12 months. More

Aurora, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

(See also Warwick Castle and Oxford University) Visited here on April 25,2013 as part of a gift from my travel companion. As mentioned in ther other reivews, the GUIDE on our tour made the whole day exciting, educational, and entertaining. This stop allowed us to enter the House and Gardens, tour at our leisure, request snippets of our Favorite Play... More

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ShakespeareBT, Marketing Officer at Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for you review of your visit to the Shakespeare Houses and Gardens. I am delighted that you found your visit interesting and we hope to welcome you back again. More

Whitstable, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Guides here were the most interesting and knowledgeable of all the properties visited. The exhibition initially and then the house are so interesting and give a good impression of life in Shakespeare's time. The two actors playing out scenes from any requested Shakespeare play are excellent and a great idea.

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Cambridge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

There is so much more to learn about the bard. The players in the garden are so accomplished and add fun to the occasion.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

You simply cannot go to Stratford upon Avon and not visit the Shakespeare properties. We bought a annual pass to all 5 properties for £22.50 witha 2 for 1 voucher. We visited the three properties in the town, his birth place, Nash house and Hall place...they would have been worth it solely for the beautiful gardens at each property but... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The guides really did make the visit special, in particular the players in the garden performing mini scenes from different Shakespeare plays, including involving the small audience as extras, I was a wall ! through which Romeo and Juliet spied each other , fame at last !!!!!!!!!! One guys version of being a cloud was an Oscar performance

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Was in two minds about taking the tour but thoroughly enjoyed it and am glad we went. The houses are wonderful but it was the gardens that really made the visit for me. The actors in the gardens at the birthplace trust were an added bonus and even dragged my husband up to join in! It was raining when we... More

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