William Shakespeare's Birthplace

Historic site in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the renowned playwright William Shakespeare was born and spent his early years.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is primarily dedicated to staging the works of William Shakespeare, as well as other classic and contemporary playwrights.
Holy Trinity Church
William Shakespeare, the world-renowned playwright and poet, was baptized in Holy Trinity Church on April 26, 1564. He was also buried there following his death on April 23, 1616, making the church his final resting place.

Related Tours

The Best of Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Step into the enchanting world of Stratford-upon-Avon on this half-day highlights walking tour, where every step echoes the immortal legacy of William Shakespeare, the literary luminary whose genius shaped the English language.

On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy an immersive journey through the beating heart of Stratford-upon-Avon's historic town, where our expert private guide will regale you with tales of yore;
  • Learn about the town's most famous resident, William Shakespeare, and the significant landmarks associated with his life;
  • Wander through its winding streets adorned with meticulously preserved Tudor facades, each whispering secrets of a bygone era;
  • Uncover the city's hidden treasures, from the opulent Royal Theatre to the bustling market square steeped in centuries of history;
  • Walk past the Town Hall dating back to the Victorian era, with the foundation stone laid in 1767 by Thomas Lediard, the then Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon;
  • Explore the picturesque canals, gracefully inhabited by majestic swans and surrounded by charming historical buildings;
  • Discover The Garrick Inn, the oldest pub in town dating back to the 14th century;
  • Admire the Holy Trinity Church, home to William Shakespeare's grave;
  • Finish with a one-hour guided tour of William Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum where your guide will lead you through the halls where his extraordinary story began!

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon, where your guide unveils the fascinating history behind its scenic canals, graced by elegant swans, and showcases remarkable theatres and architectural wonders. Immerse yourself in the magic of Shakespeare's legacy as our expert guides unveil the secrets of his origins and the inspiration behind his timeless works.

Prepare to be spellbound by the allure of Stratford-upon-Avon, an epitome of English charm and one of England's most beloved destinations. Discover its Royal Theatre, historic homes, renowned market, and breathtaking landscapes.

Stroll along quaint streets lined with meticulously preserved, centuries-old buildings, many of which have stood since the days of Shakespeare. As you wander, delve into the enthralling narrative of Stratford's evolution, from its ancient roots to its dynamic contemporary spirit.

Of course, no visit to this cultural haven would be complete without paying homage to its most illustrious son at the hallowed site of William Shakespeare’s birthplace. Delve into the bard’s world with an exclusive hour-long private tour of the museum, uncovering hidden treasures and timeless artefacts that bring Shakespeare's world to life before your eyes.

Through the lens of a local, Stratford-upon-Avon comes alive, offering glimpses into its rich past and vibrant present. Don't let this chance slip away to uncover the enchanting tales and hidden treasures of this cherished town.



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