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Shakespeare's Birthplace

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Address: Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW, England
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+44 1789 204016
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Visit the birthplace of the world's greatest playwright. Shakespeare's...

Visit the birthplace of the world's greatest playwright. Shakespeare's Birthplace has been welcoming visitors from all over the world for over 250 years. This fine Tudor house is where the dramatist's life began. Life, Love & Legacy exhibition provides an immersive journey into the Shakespeare's world and interweaves theatre with Shakespearian magic, setting the scene for your visit to the Birthplace. In the garden, meet your favourite Shakespeare characters as Shakespeare Aloud perform live.

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A piece of history, with excellent guides.

Shakespeare was undoubtedly one of the towering figures of literature of the last Millennium, and is appreciated as such worldwide. It is fascinating to learn a little of his... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shakespeare was undoubtedly one of the towering figures of literature of the last Millennium, and is appreciated as such worldwide. It is fascinating to learn a little of his humble origins. There is nothing anyone can add to his legacy, but I can say that the men and women who guide us around his first home are clearly well informed... More 

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Warks
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited during the week and was lovely and quiet. Staff very informative and keen to share their knowledge. Was able to take my time and absorb all the rooms. Highly recommended.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed walking round Shakespeare's birthplace but i thought there wasn't much to it for £17.50. You can go to two other houses using the same ticket but there is no option to by a ticket just for the birthplace. There is a good gift shop and the staff are friendly. There were three actors in Tudor costume around the house... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The attraction is fully authentic and very beautiful. The maintenance on the house is perfect and the guides welcoming.

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Thank Jane T
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A friendly place. The guides actually looked interested and enthusiastic. It was good to get a real feel for Shakespeare's life. Great shop too!

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Ecton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

definately worth visiting but please plan your time to avoid school parties and coach loads of tourists.... Late afternoon or first thing i would suggest.

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Thank Dave G
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

See the house Shakespeare was born in, Lots of interesting bits about his life and the history of the house. My favourite of the three residences.

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Thank Michele W
Arundel, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Of all the houses, Shakespeare's birthplace was certainly the most interesting. Was unaware of the Shakespeare Aloud performances, but could have easily stayed all afternoon watching these alone. Worth visiting just for them!

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Thank bevmundo
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the main high street. Only need an hour or so to visit. Interesting. Do the five house tour over two days.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

£17.50! Cheapest ticket.... and no I didn't want to visit any other sites and no I wouldn't be returning within the year... no way of buying a single ticket to just visit the house. My advice would be avoid... view house from outside, take a free walk around Stratford and take in a £6.00 boat cruise along the glorious Avon.... More 

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