Rainy Day in Stratford-upon-Avon

You can't always rely on the weather so if it happens to be raining on the day you visit there is still plenty to keep you entertained!


When in Rome.... well in this case Shakespeare Country! You cannot miss out on visiting the houses of William Shakespeare run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Shakespeare's Birthplace has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years.

You can visit individual houses or purchase a Five House Pass which includes entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Hall's Croft, Nash's House & New Place, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's Farm and Shakespeare's grave at Holy Trinity Church.

Period Interpreters preparing the midday meal

The Shakespeare Houses at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

The five Shakespeare Houses are owned and cared for by The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. They are an independent charity who depend entirely on the public for support to maintain and preserve the World's Shakespeare Heritage.


Take a quick break and enjoy a coffee, sandwich and maybe even treat yourself to a cake!
Bensons of Stratford

Bensons of Stratford

Bensons offers award winning cuisine and features in all British and international guides. Our philosophy is to offer high quality cuisine in pleasant relaxed surroundings.


Either continue exploring Shakespeare's Houses or take a walk along the pretty river Avon. There are many ways to enjoy the river including public boat tours and boat hire for those wishing to travel under their own steam!
Gondola Hire

Gondola Hire at Avon Boating Limited

In keeping with one of Stratford's lesser known traditions Avon Boating are proud to own and offer trips on an authentic Venetian Gondola.


Why not enjoy a meal in a modern, vibrant restaurant? Restaurant 360 is part of the Hilton Warwick and offers and international menu with an English twist.
Warwick Hilton

Restaurant 360 at Hilton Warwick / Stratford-upon-Avon

This modern, vibrant restaurant tempts diners at the Hilton Warwick / Stratford-upon-Avon hotel with a table d'hote menu of international cuisine with a modern English twist.


Why not extend your stay and stay overnight at one of the many Stratford-up-Avon hotels or B&Bs?
Hilton Warwick

Hilton Warwick / Stratford-upon-Avon

Hotel providing easy access from all major midlands road networks, sitting just off Junction 15 off M40, close to towns of Warwick and Stratford.
The Arden Hotel

The Arden Hotel

Located in the heart of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, opposite the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatres, the Arden Hotel has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment to create an elegant and sophisticated 45-bedroom boutique-style hotel.
Stratford Manor

Stratford Manor

Stratford Manor is set in 21 acres of beautiful countryside, superbly located 3 miles from the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, and a similar distance from Warwick and its superb castle.

Details of The Shakespeare Houses at Shakespeare Birthplace TrustThe Shakespeare Houses at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust opens and cares for five beautiful historic houses and gardens all linked with William Shakespeare and his family and each with its own fascinating story to tell. Whether visiting one or multiple houses, the group visits team are available to assist you in planning your itinerary -


The house where the world's most famous playwright was born and grew up. See and hear Shakespeare's characters come alive.


Step back into the 1570s and spend a day on this real working farm that was the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother. With activities and events for all the family.


Discover the most romantic of the Shakespeare Houses, where William courted his future wife, at her family home. Discover the new Woodland walk, follow the Sculpture Trail and enjoy the tranquillity of the award winning Cottage Garden.


The elegant home of William's daughter, Susanna, and her husband, Dr John Hall, an eminent physician. Be sure not to miss the beautiful walled garden and its historic herb bed and fragrant rose garden.


The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is transforming New Place, the site of Shakespeare's home for the last 19 years of his life, to create a major new heritage landmark where visitors can discover the story of the world famous playwright at the height of his success as a family man, writer and prominent citizen of Stratford-upon-Avon. This unique site will be the jewel in the crown of our national literary and cultural heritage, at the heart of the worldwide celebrations of 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016. The re-imagined Shakespeare’s New Place is scheduled to open on 23rd April 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Group rates are available to parties of 15 or more paying visitors. Super Saver discounts available to groups paying at least 8 weeks in advance.

Free on-site coach parking available at Mary Arden's Farm and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Free coach dropping point at Shakespeare's Birthplace.

View key to symbolskeyAccepts groups Coach parties accepted Credit cards accepted (no fee) Facilities for educational visits Gift shop Children welcomeSmoking not allowedDisabled access


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Tel: 01789 204 016

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW

CV37 6QWwww.shakespeare.org.uk

Map reference: SP 200551
     Lat: 52.19377  Long: -1.70882

Opening Hours: Summer (Apr-June Sept-Oct) Mon-Sun 9am-5pm Extended Summer Opening (Jul - Aug) Mon-Sun 9am-6pm Winter (Nov-March) Mon-Sun 10am-4pm