City SightSeeing

Shakespeare Family Homes

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Relive the creativity of one of the world's most famous poets and play writers and get an insight into what his life was like on a day out to Shakespeare's Family homes. This trip is perfect for all of the family and if it's a nice sunny day, you can walk around the beautiful gardens of 5 fantastic properties, all of which lie very close to William Shakespeare's heart.


  • Choose from 3 types of passes to cater to your specific needs
  • Explore the house where he grew up and its surroundings
  • Visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage – home of Shakespeare's wife

Additional Information

Shakespeare's Birthplace: Fully immerse yourself into the life of Shakespeare and visit the home where he was born and grew up in a loving family. You'll learn all about the history of his parents, who they were, what they did for a living and what it was like to grow up in this village for Shakespeare and his siblings.

Shakespeare's New Place: Discover Shakespeare's family home from 1597. This house is a very important part of Shakespeare's life because he wrote many of his world famous plays here. Although he died in this house on his birthday in 1616, his legacy still lives on here. Unfortunately, this house was demolished in the 18th century but you can still appreciate his wonderful life in the beautiful gardens with specially commissioned sculptures and a fascinating exhibition about Shakespeare as the playwright, the family man and the businessman of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Hall's Croft: This magnificent 17th century, Jacobean style home belonged to Shakespeare's beloved daughter Susanna and her husband, Dr. John Hall. Here you can explore the beautiful walled gardens, which were home to many medicinal herbs, all of which Dr Hall used in his remedies to cure his patients.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage: Discover Shakespeare's romantic history and visit the childhood home of his lovely wife, Anne Hathaway. Shakespeare spent many occasions in this cottage home, whilst courting his future bride and it's now said to be over 500 years old!

Mary Arden's Farm: This fantastic destination was home to Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden, when she was a young child. This home was built all the way back in the early 16th century by Mary's father, Robert, and it still remains very much intact. Get a feel for what it was like to live on a family farm with seven sisters and explore this amazing Tudor farmyard!

Know before you go

Opening Times 2017:
Shakespeare's Birthplace: 20 Mar - 29 Oct: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Shakespeare's New Place: 20 Mar - 29 Oct: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hall's Croft: 20 Mar - 29 Oct: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Anne Hathaway's Cottage: 20 Mar - 29 Oct: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mary Arden's Farm: 18 Mar - 29 Oct: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund


  • Entrance to either Any Three, Winter Four or All Five Shakespeare family homes (Depending on season)

Not Included

  • This ticket does not include the Hop On Hop Off Tour and a separate ticket must be purchased

Supplied by

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Henley Street
CV37 6QW, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom