The - Guided Tour of Stratford upon Avon

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  • 1.5 hr

The is a fascinating trip through the entire history of Stratford. Our guides will tell you all about the town, William Shakespeare and the buildings and events that punctuate a history that spans 14 centuries. The tour has 17 stops - each one used to illustrate key historical details; both about the Bard and his hometown. Just how significant were the Guild of the Holy Cross [founded 1269] to local history - and who was the enigmatic Hugh Clopton? See Harvard House (1596), the family home of the man who went on to start Americas most famous University. Shakespeare frequented all five of the taverns from his day that survive to this - and you still can; you will see them all. You will also learn a lot about the greatest writer ever as well as the iconoclastic forces of English history that shaped the man, his home town, the British Isles - and then the wider world. See full details at:

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The first of 17 stops that are included in our 3km guided tour. The world famous RST has a rich history and is viewed by many actors as the pinnacle of their career.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Shakespeare's Birthplace

This is our third stop and here we showcase the living conditions of the very fortunate young William, born as he was into a prosperous Tudor family.

Stop At: Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Midway through our 17-stop tour you will visit the Guild Chapel - part of the towns original seat of power which dates back to 1260. The Guild Chapel is Free to enter and has its own absolutely fascinating history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Hall's Croft

Stop number ten is a superb house on the edge of Old Town. Hall's Croft was the home of Shakespeare's daughter Susanna and her husband Dr John Hall. Perhaps her wise choice of husband gave her the edge over her sister Judith - who married a scoundrel and was subsequently largely written out of her father's will.

Stop At: Holy Trinity Church

Our eleventh stop is 'The Place' - the place where William Shakespeare was christened, would worship and ultimately be buried - inside the Chancel. You can visit his grave inside the church and read his own cursed epitaph. The Church like much of Stratford has its own rich and fascinating history - only heightened by its associations with the Bard.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Royal Shakespeare Theatre

From Holy Trinity we gradually make our way back to our 17th and final stop - our original start point, the RST. Along the way we will stop to take in some great views, gardens, memorials and other attractions.

Duration: 5 minutes
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