Shakespeare's New Place

Shakespeare's New Place: Our most recommended tours and activities

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Historical Walking Tour

1. Stratford-Upon-Avon: Historical Walking Tour

Join a fascinating 75 minute guided walking tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon, covering its 14 centuries of history as well as much ado about the life and times of William Shakespeare; from birth to grave. You will see amazing buildings, beautiful scenery, and learn some absolutely fascinating and world-changing history. Chart the complete history of Stratford, from its 7th century settlers to its 21st century arcade whilst also exploring the life and times of the most famous human the world has ever known. Shakespeare's writing changed the world and continues to do so. Your walking tour starts at the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre where you begin to learn about the 14 centuries of this town's history. See Shakespeare's birthplace, his famous home, and the church in which he was both christened and buried. See historic buildings, including the surviving taverns that served Shakespeare beer in the late 16th century, and can do the same for you almost 450 years later. What about The Guild of The Holy Cross? Their chapel, which dates from 1269, was the seat of power in the town for centuries; despite falling foul of King Henry the 8th and his successors. Next door is William Shakespeare's schoolroom, and the 15th-century Almshouses - also built by The Guild. Talking of history, have you ever stood on one corner and clearly seen buildings spanning five centuries? In fact, you could throw a ball and hit any one of them; including the house where Harvard University's founding father, John Harvard, was born - in 1607. Explore to your heart's content as you experience life as it was in Tudor England, a period during which powerful forces forever changed the English way of life and understand that impact on the wider world. The WalkTalkShow route includes about a dozen stops; covering a total distance of just under 1.4km and is wheelchair and mobility scooter-friendly. Here's a summary of the stops on your circular Tour: 1. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2. Market Hall at Market Cross, 3. Shakespeare's Birthplace, 4. Rother Street Market, 5. Bell Court, 6. Town Hall at History Corner, 7. Shakespeare's New Place, 8. The Guild Chapel, 9. Shakespeare's Schoolroom, 10. KES as it is now, 11. The Swan Theatre, 12. Royal Shakespeare Theatre. WalkTalkShow.co.uk offers an unrivalled customer experience - we are the very best way to see and understand all things Stratford upon Avon. Just look at what our customers have to say!

Stratford-Upon-Avon's Town Walking Tour (10:30am & 2pm)

2. Stratford-Upon-Avon's Town Walking Tour (10:30am & 2pm)

Come and discover our quintessentially English town on our Daily Walking Tour with a friendly, local guide. Walk through the picturesque streets of beautifully kept, authentic buildings (many of which were standing in Shakespeare's time!), all whilst hearing the story of Stratford unfold. From Stratford's ancient origins to life in modern Stratford, the incredible tales of Danes running rampage to the establishment of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company -there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this walking tour! Join your local guide on a 1.5 hour stroll around the main sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon, along the way discovering the rich history behind our scenic canals complete with swans, incredible theatres and beautiful buildings - and discover some local secrets too! Discover: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Town Hall Canal Basin The oldest pub in town Holy Trinity Church Shakespeare's Birthplace …and much more you wouldn't discover on your own!

Stratford-Upon-Avon: City Exploration Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Stratford-Upon-Avon: City Exploration Self-Guided Audio Tour

Step inside the world of the immortal ‘Bard of Avon’ as I take you on a journey back to 16th Century Stratford. On this walking tour, I’ll tell you all about Shakespeare's birthplace and what it was like around the time he was born. We’ll explore the places connected to Shakespeare’s life as a young boy and find out what motivated him to leave his hometown at just 21. On this tour we’ll walk the full length of Stratford’s River Avon, taking in the peace, serenity and beauty while we attempt to uncover the secrets behind his plays. We’ll pass The Royal Shakespeare Theatre on our way to see the church where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried today. There you’ll hear about the curse he planted on his own tomb! Other highlights on this tour include stories from the playwright’s school days and walking past his first and last homes. If you’re a big Shakespeare fan (which I assume you are!) this is the ideal tour for you. Please allow up to 30 minutes for our walk, and extra time if you want to go inside any of the attractions I mention along the way. The tour ends just a stone’s throw from where it starts so anything you see won’t be too far away to visit once you’re done. You’ll also learn about my favourite places to eat and drink towards the end of the tour.

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

4. Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Take Stratford-Upon-Avon at your own pace with a dedicated local guide on your very own Private Tour. You can choose any date or time for your private tour in the booking form. Come and discover our quintessentially English town on our Daily Walking Tour with a friendly, local guide. Walk through the picturesque streets of beautifully kept, authentic buildings (many of which were standing in Shakespeare's time!), all whilst hearing the story of Stratford unfold. From Stratford's ancient origins to life in modern Stratford, the incredible tales of Danes running rampage to the establishment of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company -there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this walking tour! Join your local guide on a 1.5 hour stroll around the main sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon, along the way discovering the rich history behind our scenic canals complete with swans, incredible theatres and beautiful buildings. Guided by a local’s eyes, Stratford comes alive and you will also glimpse what life is like here today too! Discover: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Town Hall Canal Basin The oldest pub in town Holy Trinity Church Shakespeare's Birthplace …and other hidden gems!

Warwickshire: The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare's England

5. Warwickshire: The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare's England

Make the most of your time in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire with The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare's England. The versatile Explorer Pass gives you the flexibility to build your perfect itinerary, explore at your own pace and save money on admission prices too. The more you see, the more you save! The added value pass covers Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and the surrounding countryside and includes the region’s finest attractions like Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom, Stratford Butterfly Farm, Kenilworth Castle, the British Motor Museum plus many more! Simple and easy to use, the pass is available as a 1, 2, or 3-day pass. Present the pass QR code at any attraction included to enter for free. It really is sightseeing made easy! The Explorer Pass comes with a booking app where you can book your attractions, manage your admissions, and find information about all of the attractions plus any special offers included with the pass. An Example 2-Day Itinerary: Day 1 Warwick Castle Warwickshire Gin Company Day 2 Shakespeare's Birthplace Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall Stratford Butterfly Farm Saving: £36.45 per person!

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What people are saying about Shakespeare's New Place

Overall rating

4.7
(3 reviews)

Our guide Kate was perfect . Warm and friendly and very knowledgeable on the subject of Shakespeare and all aspects of his life . . I appreciated the lighthearted humour she added which made the talking more memorable and interesting!

Our tour guide today was Marcus. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Great pace, good information, very friendly and personable guide. Thank you Marcus

Our guide was amazing! A retired medieval and Tudor professor. She knew so much and told it all in a very entertaining manor.

Peter was lovely and very informative throughout the tour. Could not have picked a better guide. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Kate was brilliant / extremely enthusiastic and absolutely knew her stuff!!! Could not recommend her enough.