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Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

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view of the river with the theatre on the riverbank

The world’s pre-eminent Shakespearian theatre, with world-class actors bringing new life to the Bard’s words, alongside works by other renowned playwrights.

Adult price: £30

Best for ages 18+

Duration: 2-3 hours

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

Anne Hathaway's (William Shakespeare's wife) famous thatched cottage surrounded by a green garden at Shottery, just outside Stratford upon Avon, England.

The childhood home of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, the house dates back 500 years and still has some of the Hathaways’ original furniture. Outside, the beautiful cottage gardens stretch for several acres.

Adult price: £8

Best for ages 18+

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Stratford Town Walk

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

Touristic boats settled beside the river Anon with villagers sitting on benches in the foreground and people biking on the roads in town on the background in Stratford upon Avon

This daily two-hour guided walk delves into the history of both the town and its most famous son. Tours run Monday to Wednesday at 11am, Thursday to Sunday at 2pm. Meet at the Swan fountain, no pre-booking required.

Adult price: £10

Best for ages 18+

Duration: 2 hours

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Mary Arden’s Farm

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

An outside view of Mary Arden's House (William Shakespeare's Mother). A large white farmhouse that has brown roofing and accents with a brick entrance and a wooden gate.

The home of William Shakespeare’s mother, Mary Arden’s Farm is a great family option; with hands-on activities for younger children, including archery and the chance to interact with rare breeds, along with nature trails to explore.

Adult price: £10

Best for ages 18+

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Nash’s House & New Place

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

View of the New Place in Stratford upon Avon where William Shakespeare lived. Tall brick building with a small garden on around the front entrance

New Place, the home Shakespeare retired to, no longer stands, but a traditional knot garden has been created in the space where the kitchen garden would have been. Adjoining Nash’s House has a permanent exhibition on New Place.

Adult price: £10

Best for ages 18+

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Hall’s Croft

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

View showing the outside of Hall's Croft in Stratford upon Avon where daughter of William Shakespeare lived. Where plants are seen stemmed and structured on the outside of the house

The elegant Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s’ daughter, Susanna Hall and her husband. The house has an impressive collection of 17th- and 18th-century art, with a delightful garden.

Adult price: £13

Best for ages 18+

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Shakespeare’s grave

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

Grave of William Shakespeare in Holy Trinity Church with a black headstone and a frame of Shakespeare's name on the foreground

Housed in Trinity Church, alongside four other family plots, the grave is set into the floor. Church staff are usually on hand to answer questions and give information.

Best for ages 18+

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Daylesford Organic

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom (UK)

Entrance to the Daylesford Organic food emporium. A bright, spacious interior with vegetables and plants stacked to be sold.

One of the most sustainable, organic farms in the UK, Daylesford has an award-winning farm shop, café, wellness spa and cookery school – the ultimate hub for foodies.

Best for ages 18+

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Butterfly Farm

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

Various species of Butterflies, taken on a trip to Stratford Upon Avon Butterfly Farm. A black, orange and yellow coloured butterfly sitting on a green leaf.

The UK’s largest butterfly collection, hundreds of brightly-coloured butterflies live freely in an exotic environment of lush foliage and tropical blossom, housed in large greenhouses.

Adult price: £7

Best for ages 4+

Duration: 1-2 hours

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MAD Museum

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

A photo of the portrait of William Shakespeare with three small gremlins doodling on Shakespeare's portrait. Titled Gremlins Vandalise Shakespeare, on 2nd March 2017.

The UK’s only permanent museum dedicated to mechanical art, the halls are filled with complex moving installations, kinetic sculpture and contraptions straight out of Wallace & Gromit.

Adult price: £8

Best for ages 4+

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The Dirty Duck

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

exterior view from the street. people sitting outside

Just 100 yards from the theatre, the Dirty Duck has been a pub since the 1700s. Popular with cast members from the Royal Shakespeare Company, it’s the place to go for a pre- or post-performance drink.

Best for ages 18+

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Countess of Evesham

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

view of the canel type boat on the river

Glide along the river Avon as the sunsets, on a dinner cruise that takes in the lush countryside surrounding Stratford.

Adult price: £36

Best for ages 18+

Duration: 2-3 hours

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The Rooftop Restaurant

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)

Inside view of the rustic and modern interior at the Rooftop restaurant in Royal Shakespeare Company

The Rooftop Restaurant & Bar at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre boasts panoramic views across the river, create British cooking and an excellent wine and cocktail list.

Best for ages 18+

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