Where it all began
Shakespeare’s Birthplace is one of the main reasons to visit Stratford-upon-Avon, joining the crowds of kindred spirits drawn to this iconic place from around the globe. Of course you might be lucky and find yourself there on a less busy day – and it might pay to go early – but you’ll be impressed by the series of visual display rooms on entry and then the house itself with its memorabilia and references to Shakespeare’s family.
Crowds or not, there’s a special atmosphere and sense of awe as you see move through the rooms and gardens. My favourite room is upstairs – it’s the one with the wallpaper. Now that’s what I call wallpaper!