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“A must-see for Shakespeare fans”

Shakespeare's Birthplace
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Owner description: Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we scheduled a vacation to the Cotswolds, my daughter made sure we planned to visit Stratford-upon-Avon and tour all of the Shakespeare-related tourist sites including the house where he was born and spent his early life. Shakespeare not only grew up in the house but also spent the first five years of his marriage living there with his wife Anne Hathaway. The restored 16th-century half-timbered house is now a small museum open to the public and a popular visitor attraction. If you want to know about Shakespeare then this is the place to start. It has been referred to as "a Mecca for all lovers of literature." I have never been a true fan of Shakespeare, only reading what I was required to read in high school and in my English Literature class in college, but the tour turned out to be quite enjoyable. The guides and staff, dressed in their period costumes, were informative and very knowledgeable, which made the tour interesting. It was rather expensive for the relatively short amount of time it takes; however everything about going on holiday is expensive - flight, hotels, restaurants, etc. Since this is probably the only time I’ll ever get to visit Stratford-upon-Avon, it was well worth it. If you are going to visit all the Shakespeare historical sites I would recommend buying the multi-site ticket as it will save some money.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I get the impression that there is a real attempt to make something well worth visiting out of something that is actually quite modest. Quite interesting, but don't expect your visit to be very long, as there is not that much to see. We bought a ticket enabling us to see all of the Shakespeare Trust buildings in and around the town, and the buildings within the town centre can easily be visited within a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the beautiful Stratford upon Avon for a couple of days and went to Shakespeare's birthplace. What a fantastic place. So steeped in history. Definitely not to be missed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely building, beautiful details a must to see , full
Of character and mystic
The Shakespeare library was very interested.

Thank Submia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought the tickets for all the sites, this house is stunning. Full of history and very helpful guides. We were lucky enough to visit Easter Sunday when the Shakespeare Aloud company were performing plays and sonnets in the garden, this just added to the magic.

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ShakespeareBT, House Manager at Shakespeare's Birthplace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am very pleased to hear you had such a rewarding visit and especially enjoyed Shakespeare Aloud! who are our in-house, professional acting team. They are actually here at the Birthplace every day, performing scenes from the whole range of Shakespeare repertoire: sonnets and love scenes, lively comedies and powerful tragedies, and they take requests!

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