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Shakespeare’s Stratford In-2-Days

Much ado about the bard

Shakespeare's Stratford

Of course two days isn’t enough time to see all that Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer, but it’s enough to give you great insights into the life and times of Shakespeare from his birthplace to his schoolroom, the site of his house and garden at New Place to his grave. Eat and drink in a pub that was standing before he was born, visit his grandparents’ place, his daughter’s house and and his wife’s parental home. It’s all in the family here.

Day 1

9am: Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace on Henley Street, a pedestrian precinct with buskers and lined with small shops and cafes. The actual Birthplace complex has video presentations and artefacts including Shakespeare’s First Folio. Then wander through the rooms to appreciate the life and times of Shakespeare’s day.

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Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

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Arden Hotel Stratford

A stone's throw from stardom

Box Brownie

Coffee in Stratford (b,l; £)


All day Italian (b,l,d; ££)

Garrick Inn

Shakespeare's local (l,d; ££)

Hall’s Croft

Calm surroundings

Henley Street

Shakespeare, shops

Mary Arden’s Farm

Shakespeare's mother's home

Shakespeare's New Place

Don't miss the Knot Garden

RSC Stratford

Shakespeare theatres

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Where it all began

Shakespeare’s Grave

Holy Trinity Church

The One Elm

Seasonal food (l,d; ££)

The Townhouse

Style in Stratford (b,ld; £££)

Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Alison Plummer