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Shakespeare's Story Tickets

Shakespeare's Story Tickets

From US$ 29.09 per person

Follow in the footsteps of William Shakespeare with entrance to his family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit the house where he was born, the thatched cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway's family, and New Place, site of his final home.

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  • Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and explore the house where he grew up
  • Discover the fascinating stories of Shakespeare across his family homes
  • Wander through the beautifully restored gardens of New Place with their contemporary sculptures
  • Explore the beautiful 600 year old cottage, home to Shakespeare's bride-to-be, Anne Hathaway
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Discover the people and places that shaped William Shakespeare, the ordinary boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who went on to do extraordinary things.

Walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare at the house where he was born. Hear captivating tales from the costumed guides, see live performances by the resident acting troupe, Shakespeare Aloud! and access the Famous Beyond Words exhibition.

Relive the Tudor love story between Shakespeare and his bride-to-be at the 600-year old Anne Hathaway's Cottage. See original family furniture, including the four-poster bed and courting couch. Stroll the cottage gardens, heritage orchards and woodland walks. Visit the newest attraction on the Shakespeare trail at New Place, the site where his family home once stood. Meet the man behind the works in a fascinating new exhibition! Discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks.

Visit the Famous Beyond Words exhibition and don't miss Shakespeare's Second Folio. Explore his father's reputable trade in the glovemaker's workshop. Don’t miss the Giant Wallbook of Shakespeare’s plays brought to life in the order he wrote them.

  • Entrance to all 3 Shakespeare family homes
  • Transfers between the houses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

You can start at any of the houses in Stratford-upon-Avon included on the ticket. These include: • Shakespeare's Birthplace, CV37 6QW • Anne Hathaway's Cottage, CV37 9HH • Shakespeare's New Place, CV37 6EP

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Please note that the time and date you select at the time of booking is for entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace — the other attractions do not require a pre-booked timeslot
  • The houses can be visited in any order
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based on 54 reviews

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Had a really good time, it was a truly fascinating to visit the birthplace of someone who for me ranks higher than Einstein in terms of historical importance. I had the bad luck of being in Stratford only on a Saturday though, and the museum was quite crowded. If I were to go again I'd try to go during the week.

June 4, 2013

It was very entertaining and informative.

May 25, 2022

May 6, 2022

Product ID: 140559