Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon - In the steps of Shakespeare

Stratford-upon-Avon - In the steps of Shakespeare

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12 tour stops


Shakespeare’s Birthplace

This half timbered building is where William Shakespeare was born and raised.

5 min

Rother Market

This area has been an essential part of the town since the 12th century.

2 min

Wood Street to High Street

This area features many historic buildings & has strong connections to Shakespeare.

2 min

Harvard House & Garrick Inn

This intersection features several historic and impressively ornate buildings.

2 min

Nash’s House & New Place

All that remains of the one time home of William Shakespeare is its foundation.

3 min

Hall’s Croft

This house belonged to John Hall, the husband of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna.

2 min

Holy Trinity Church

This is the burial place of William Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway.

3 min

Foot Ferry

The colored lampposts along this route are gifts from various cities and countries.

2 min

Royal Shakespeare Theatre & Swan Theatre

This complex contains two theatres, which share a backstage.

2 min

Bancroft Gardens

The gardens have recently been redesigned into a contemporary landscape.

2 min

Canal Basin, Tramway Bridge, & Clopton Bridge

This site offers a great view of the Canal Basin where it connected to the Tramway.

3 min

Gower Memorial

This statue of Shakespeare was sponsored by Lord Gower and presented in 1888.

2 min


This Stratford-upon-Avon walking tour begins directly outside Shakespeare’s Birthplace, where William Shakespeare was born, grew up, and later lived the early part of his married life. You then move on to Rothermarket for a glimpse of the American Fountain. You will pass by Harvard House, where you’ll discover the link between Stratford-upon-Avon and one of the USA’s leading universities. You might be tempted for a pint at the Garrick Inn, reputed to be the oldest pub in the town, dating back to the 1400s.

Itinerary 2.4 km / 1:00

Offline map included

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