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Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare's Birthplace Ticket

Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare's Birthplace Ticket

Explore the life of William Shakespeare with a visit to the house where he was born and grew up. Your ticket will be valid for one admission to the property. On entering the house, see the workshop where Shakespeare’s father, John, ran his prestigious glove-making business. Walk through the rooms where William Shakespeare spent his early life.  Shakespeare spent the first five years of his marriage living in this house, the largest house on Henley Street, with his wife Anne Hathaway.  Visit the Beyond Words exhibition and don't miss Shakespeare's Second Folio, the 1632 edition of his collected plays. Don’t forget to scan your smartphone and watch the videos that bring Shakespeare's stories to life.

London: Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds, and Warwick Day Trip

London: Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds, and Warwick Day Trip

Make the most of your time in England with a day trip to the English countryside. Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford city and university including entry to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, witness the scenery of the Cotswolds, enter Warwick Castle, and visit the birthplace of Shakespeare. Walking tour of Oxford Follow in the footsteps of Oxford's famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town, on this guided day trip by bus from London. Take in the famous 'dreaming spires' and see the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. Be captivated by the unspoiled narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town. Oxford is famous for being home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world – countless bright young things have wandered the town’s cobbled streets over the years! During this guided walking tour you will see the stunning University Church of St Mary the Virgin and furtively discover unspoiled narrow alleyways, ancient squares, and towering spires. Entry to the 13th-century University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Soak in spectacular sights of the unique baroque design and architecture as you explore the center of the University of Oxford. This absolute gem is a must-visit on your trip to Oxford. The Cotswolds Enjoy views of the breathtaking countryside, sleepy villages, and bustling market towns as you drive through the charming scenery of one of England's most beautiful regions. Stratford–upon–Avon  A unique market town, famous as the home of William Shakespeare, arguably the world's greatest writer. Visit the picturesque half-timber house where the legendary bard was born, and gain fascinating insights into his childhood. Shakespeare’s birthplace: See where the famous playwright grew up and spent his years as a married man. Warwick Castle  Be part of Britain’s greatest medieval experience deep in the heart of Warwick Castle. Immerse yourself in battle preparations and feel the weight of a medieval sword. Become a soldier – try on a battle helmet for size. Visit the spectacular State Rooms and feast your eyes on Victorian party preparations. Enjoy a meet and greet from a medieval host as well as an introduction to the spectacular castle.

The Sinister Side of Shakespeare's Stratford Walking Tour

The Sinister Side of Shakespeare's Stratford Walking Tour

Hear about the hidden dark side of Stratford-upon-Avon on a thrilling guided walking tour. Learn about the town's infamous witches, hear about famous murders, and keep an eye out for ghosts as you walk through the night. Meet your guide at the corner of Sheep Street and High Street and begin your journey into the macabre. Stroll through the birthplace of Shakespeare and see the town's darker side. As you walk through the streets, listen to exhilarating tales of murder, torture, and plague. Hear about the women accused of witchcraft and learn where the ghosts and even the devil can be spotted.

Stratford-Upon-Avon: The Famous Walk Talk Show

Stratford-Upon-Avon: The Famous Walk Talk Show

Join a fascinating 90 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. In just two years Stratford's famous WalkTalkShow has established itself at the very top of the visitor attractions feedback scores. Chart the complete history of Stratford, from its 7th century settlers to its 21st century town centre 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 this town's incredible 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 and his friends in the late 16th century, and can do the same for you 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 early 16th-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 and 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!

From Stratford-upon-Avon / Moreton-in-Marsh: Cotswolds Tour

From Stratford-upon-Avon / Moreton-in-Marsh: Cotswolds Tour

Join a local driver/guide on a relaxing full-day tour of the Cotswolds National Landscape. Experience the very best of this quintessentially English region on this tour that stops at 6 different and unique locations with ample time built into the day for self-exploration, shopping, and lunch. Accept no substitutes - this activity is provided by a local company established for 10 years! The tour stops at: • Dover's Hill: the northern-most Cotswolds viewpoint offering panoramic views out towards Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham & Coventry • Chipping Campden: a historic wool town where you have 1 hour of free time to explore with our unique maps and local recommendations • A secret off-the-beaten-track Cotswolds village (join to find this one out!) • Stow-on-the-Wold: your designated lunch stop with a wide range of wonderful food options to choose from  • Bibury: often referred to as the prettiest village in England it's also the home of the iconic Arlington Row of cottages • Bourton-on-the-Water: famed for the crystal clear waters of the River Windrush and the pretty bridges that cross it Between the stops, your local driver-guide will tell you the story of the Cotswolds with a fun, fact-filled commentary as you travel the narrow back lanes only the locals know about.

Stratford-upon-Avon:City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Stratford-upon-Avon:City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

As well as Britain's most famous playwright William Shakespeare and the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford is great for a day on the River and then chilling out in the evening in one of the many chic restaurants and bars in the centre of town. Travel to all the Shakespearean Houses: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's House, New Place, Nash's House, and Hall's Croft. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre where the Bard's plays are performed for the majority of the year. The Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried, protected by a cursed tombstone. The Old 15th Century Grammar School where Shakespeare was educated. You also get to enjoy a lovely tour through the scenic Warwickshire countryside, visiting Wilmcote, the village where Mary Arden's House (Shakespeare's mother) can be found. Tour Stops: 1) Visitor Information Centre 2) River Avon & Royal Shakespeare Theatre 3) Hall's Croft, Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare's Grave 4) Shakespeare's New Place and Guild Chapel 5) Shakespeare's Birthplace and The Shakespeare Centre 6) Market Square and American Fountain 7) Evesham Place 8) Alcester Road 9) Anne Hathaway's Cottage 10) Mary Arden's Farm 11) Maybird Shopping Centre

London: Stonehenge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Bath Day Trip

London: Stonehenge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Bath Day Trip

Explore the region beyond London with a full-day trip to some of England's most fascinating and essential sights. Uncover the secrets of Stonehenge, have free time to discover the city of Bath, soak up the charm of the Cotswolds, and visit Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. Head straight to Stonehenge, the most popular prehistoric monument in the world. Marvel at the huge 40-ton Sarsens and the volcanic blue stones that were brought from the Preseli Mountains, located more than 280 miles away. Move on next to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. You'll have plenty of time to shop and explore the charming streets. Drive through the picturesque Cotswold region. Take in scenic views of open countryside, crisscrossed by dry stone walls and bustling market towns. Stop outside the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon. See the home of the greatest writer in the English language and the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Admire Stratford with its delightful river that winds its way past the Holy Trinity church, where Shakespeare was laid to rest. Receive a private tour of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall, take part in a Tudor lesson, and write with a quill and ink.

From London: Warwick, Oxford, Stratford & Cotswolds Day Tour

From London: Warwick, Oxford, Stratford & Cotswolds Day Tour

Journey back more than 1,000 years and learn about the bloody battles and extravagant banquets of Warwick Castle on this day trip from London by bus. See where Shakespeare was born and explore the campus of Oxford.  Hop aboard a climate-controlled bus and relax on the drive to Warwick Castle. Admire the Great Hall and State Rooms, and climb the towers and ramparts for an archer’s view of the historic town.  Join Richard Neville as he prepares for battle at the multi-sensory Kingmaker attraction, or stroll through the landscaped gardens. Board the bus for the drive to Stratford-upon-Avon. Gain fascinating insights into Shakespeare at his birthplace.  Discover the scenic villages of the Cotswolds on the drive to Oxford. Stop for a guided walking tour of the university city. Take in the famous colleges that date back to the 13th century. Listen to tales of former students such as Bill Clinton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll. Discover where Harry Potter was filmed at Christ Church college before the drive back to London.

Shakespeare’s Stratford & Cotswolds

Shakespeare’s Stratford & Cotswolds

An expert guide leads the way, regaling you with stories and interesting facts about the rich history of these beautiful places. Stratford-upon-Avon, the hometown of legendary playwright William Shakespeare, is the first stop on this day trip.  Filled with history, pay a visit to the place the famous Bard was born - a quaint, unassuming half-timbered house. Learn amazing stories and quirks of Elizabethan living from your expert guide. The next stop is a visit to Shakespeare’s bride Anne Hathaway’s cottage and gardens. This beautiful little thatched farmhouse is the place where the Bard courted his bride. To this day, the property holds items of original furniture, including the Hathaway bed. It is nestled within stunning grounds and gardens, overflowing with fragrant blooms and traditional shrubs. Then continue to the Cotswolds. Visit what is often agreed to be one of the most beautiful areas in the whole of the UK. With quaint villages and breathtaking scenery, the Cotswolds looks like it jumped off the pages of a storybook. This tour makes photo stops at 2 stunning Cotswolds villages: Bourton-on-the-Water, also known as ‘Little Venice’ due to its low bridges and stone banks, and Burbury, a town once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England. After a wonderful day of sightseeing, arrive back to London at the approximate time of 7:15pm’ to ‘7:30pm.

London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath Day Trip

London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath Day Trip

Explore Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and the Roman Baths on this day trip from London. Have the option to pick a tour to just Stonehenge or to visit all three attractions on this bus tour. Board the bus at a centrally-located meeting point in London. Sit back relax on the drive to Windsor Castle. Uncover over 900 years of royal history in Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames, just outside of London. Walk through the past residence of William the Conqueror and the current residence of the Queen. See monarchs have left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. Admire splendor of St. George's chapel and the sumptuous state apartments. Continue to the city of Bath, another world heritage site. Drive through this Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces, and architecture. Following a panoramic tour of the city, visit Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge, where the river Avon cascades over the dam. Have the option to shop, explore the area, take an afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the string quartet, or venture to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago on Britain's only natural hot water spring. Make your way to Stonehenge, the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. View this World Heritage site which stands alone in a vast, empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years. Since then, it has become a symbol of paganism, and spiritual worship. Unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

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