Shakespeare's Stratford - what else Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer
Every year, Stratford-upon-Avon welcomes millions of visitors to this beautiful and quintessentially English town. To help plan your stay, take a look at the Shakespeare's England website. It's full of useful recommendations for day trips and longer visits to Stratford and the surrounding areas. You'll find information about what's on, things to do, places to eat and drink, and where to stay.
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare's plays are at the heart of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The RSC creates theatre productions of outstanding quality for audiences to enjoy at the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres, as well as free exhibitions and family-friendly activities.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust offers visitors a unique insight into Shakespeare's home life. Go on a tour of the Shakespeare family's five homes in Stratford-upon-Avon, from the house where William was born in 1564 to New Place, where he died in 1616.
Holy Trinity Church
Shakespeare's life began and ended at Holy Trinity Church. He was baptised there in 1564, and he was buried there in 1616. The church is a 5-minute walk from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall. It's open all year round - please check the church website for visiting times.
Holy Trinity Church Photograph: Harry Lomax